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Sailed with UASC 1978 to 1983

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Old 27th July 2020, 16:49
AbdnLeckie AbdnLeckie is offline
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Sailed with UASC 1978 to 1983

Thank you for allowing me to join and looking to post ships sailed on with shipmates and search for former friends.
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Old 27th July 2020, 17:00
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Al Odailiah. 08/1978 to 12/1978
Ibn Al Nafees 03/1979 to 07/1979
Ibn Battotah. 09/1979 to 02/1980
Ibn Zaidoun 05/1980 to 08/1980
Ibn Asakir. 10/1980 to 03/1981
Al Sabahiah 08/1981 to 11/1981
Ibn Khaldoon. 11/1981 to 04/1982
Ibn Bassam. 08/1982 to 01/1983
Ibn Abdoun. 04/1983 to 09/1983
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Old 28th July 2020, 08:41
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Welcome Abdn, you had a fine selection of ships and classes.
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Old 31st July 2020, 13:16
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Ibn Abdoun. 04/1983 to 09/1983
Looks as though we both did our last trips on the Ibn Abdoun

Ibn Abdoun - Spring/ Summer 1983: USA - Gulf - Kuwait Dry Dock - Hong Kong - Japan - Taiwan - Gulf

I was J/E - probably in the aft cabin of the 3.
I payed off - probably in August, went out to Taiwan where a Month later got my "Thanks but we don't need you anymore" letter.
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Old 31st July 2020, 13:55
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Did you have any inkling that the end was nigh?
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Old 31st July 2020, 14:30
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Did you have any inkling that the end was nigh?
At the time - Not a sausage. But in Hind Sight - all that slow steaming, waiting for Cargo to appear. All the girls leaving the Harbour Lights in Kobe and it becoming a karaoke bar. - Dead giveaway

I thought for many years, that I had been replaced by the next box of Cadets coming out of Alexandria. It was only 5 or 6 years ago I heard about the re-crewing with Bombay Officers.
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Old 31st July 2020, 21:35
AbdnLeckie AbdnLeckie is offline
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Hi Lao Pan

I have K Sneddon J/e was relived by
I D Thompson J/e
N Wooster J/e was relived by M A
Gholay.
I Relived John Cathron Ch/Elect and my relief was Gordon Lilley.
After payoff I went to South Shields College to complete my HNC and half way through got letter not required.
Funded the remaining course and accommodation and passed course with Merit. Arrived back in Aberdeen and within 1 week had a job with Canadian company Westburne Drilling as Rig Elect working on the Shell platform North Cormorant.
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Old 2nd August 2020, 14:52
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Hi Lao Pan

I have K Sneddon J/e was relived by
I D Thompson J/e
N Wooster J/e was relived by M A
Gholay.
I Relived John Cathron Ch/Elect and my relief was Gordon Lilley.
I guess you kept a diary - I didn't, never expecting so much brain fade to set in. I was the second J/E to be relieved - I do recognise the first two names and I think I must have sailed with Gordon on a previous trip.
Were you on board for the dry dock in Kuwait? I think the 2/E may have been Hilton Beg. I had been working on the CW valves on the Sea chest when 2/E says at 17:00 "finish those in the morning, see you in the bar" I only had about 15 minutes work left, so boxed them up, before going up.
Woke up at 06:00 to find the ship afloat - Kuwait Drydock had sunk in the night. Engine Room still dry

After I left UASC - looked at the Job Vacancies and took my Class 1 HGV - went back out to Taiwan got married - spent the next 10 years going Avonmouth to Manchester and back 5 nights a week - Poured a lot of Concrete in the Seven Estuary - then back to the Power Industry (where I started) - the last 21 years at the same Power Station, as a contractor.
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