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Old 30th June 2009, 15:26
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hello my name's Steve Sybenga
i served at sea for almost 50 year A/B . i sailed for a number of year's with Blue Star Line , my first ship with Blue Star was.....Vancouver Star then.....Wellington, Argentina,New Zealand,Ulster,Old New Zealand Star, English Star to name but a few !! would be good to hear from any old ship mate's that remember me. i remember skipper on Argentina and Ulster was "black mac" he was a right b.....d , he insisted on weather side look out's ! he didn't like you talking to passenger's but he wanted you on race night's so the stake's would be higher ! for the winning's ...........
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Old 30th June 2009, 15:37
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Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Steve.
Plenty of Blue Star lads in the crew so find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.
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Old 30th June 2009, 16:02
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seeing as iv'e just joined does that mean i'm top bunk !
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Old 30th June 2009, 16:03
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Naw. Single occupancy, en suite cabins for all crew on this ship.
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Old 30th June 2009, 16:09
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Greetings Steve and a warm welcome to SN on your first posting. Did you sail with a Captain Stevens? Bon voyage.
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Old 30th June 2009, 20:41
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Welcome Steve to this great site
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Old 30th June 2009, 21:46
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hello my name's Steve Sybenga
i served at sea for almost 50 year A/B . i sailed for a number of year's with Blue Star Line , my first ship with Blue Star was.....Vancouver Star then.....Wellington, Argentina,New Zealand,Ulster,Old New Zealand Star, English Star to name but a few !! would be good to hear from any old ship mate's that remember me. i remember skipper on Argentina and Ulster was "black mac" he was a right b.....d , he insisted on weather side look out's ! he didn't like you talking to passenger's but he wanted you on race night's so the stake's would be higher ! for the winning's ...........
Aye Aye Steve, I notice you sailed under black Mac, I take it you mean Cpt Macniel from Barra, I sailed with him 6 trips in all on the DEVIS, formerly the OAKLAND STAR, he was a hard task master, but a fine seaman. Cheers, Glyn.
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Old 4th September 2009, 23:21
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On Wellington Star about 69/70 --10 months trip was mess-man. turned the ABs mess into a bar when we hit the KIWI cost . Bosun was a tall chap with beard , cant remember name
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Welcome from sunny El Hierro,

I was on the South Africa Star, the whole of 1963, Engineers & Junior Mates Steward. Happy ship but crappy accommodation, good food though.

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Old 11th September 2009, 14:16
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Wecome to a great site. I sailed on the Star boats from '65 to '78. forgotten a hell of a lot of names of the crews I sailed with. Regards Del
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Old 20th December 2009, 17:30
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is that del who sailed with me on the New Zealand star ? you got paid off in Napier, think it was 1969 , we turned back and put you ashore with an injured shoulder. just seen your tag. been away on hols to new Zealand and Aus
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Old 20th December 2009, 17:54
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Bosun with a beard

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On Wellington Star about 69/70 --10 months trip was mess-man. turned the ABs mess into a bar when we hit the KIWI cost . Bosun was a tall chap with beard , cant remember name
steve sybenga here , the bosun with a beard your talking about is John Dadd, a great guy, good bosun, good ship mate , i was also on welly star
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Old 20th December 2009, 23:05
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I was on the catalina star 1960 and glad to get off her at kg5 my last trip
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Old 21st December 2009, 02:19
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Hello,

Did you ever sail up the Bristol Channel to Avonmouth in the 50s?

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Old 12th August 2010, 22:07
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Yes it was me, 22nd Dec 1972. Spent Crimbo in hospital and came home DBS on the Port Chalmers
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Old 8th May 2011, 18:39
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steve sybenga here , the bosun with a beard your talking about is John Dadd, a great guy, good bosun, good ship mate , i was also on welly star
didnt he end up in kiwi working on the tugs
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