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Old 2nd November 2008, 19:26
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Hello all

Hello all,

Just wanted to introduce myself to the community.

I am currently employed by BP Shipping as an Engineer Officer Cadet and am due to commence training in the new year. I have always had an interest in shipping and the sea and thought that it would be a great idea to join a group of people who share this interest.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 19:30
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BPCadet, a warm welcome to you on your first posting and introduction. Good luck with your career and thank you for joining the community; please enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings.

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Old 2nd November 2008, 19:30
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Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 20:49
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Welcome aboard, from East Yorkshire.
Nice to welcome someone to the crew starting out on a seagoing career.
I hope you enjoy your time at sea and your time aboard this ship.
Both are very addictive.
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Welcome from Canada ; enjoy your career and experiences at sea they will stay with all your life .
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Old 2nd November 2008, 21:12
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Hello B.P.Cadet, A very warm welcome from Wales, welcome to the S.N. site, hope you have many happy years with the vessel. You are Sir a very very lucky young man, I would give all to be in your shoes, on the threshold of a long and interesting carreer at sea,The very very best of luck, I sincerely hope all goes well for you.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 21:53
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Welcome to this wonderful site. Best wishes to your future career at BP
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Old 2nd November 2008, 23:39
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Old 3rd November 2008, 04:34
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Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer
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Old 3rd November 2008, 09:44
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Greetings BP Cadet and a warm welcome to SN. Plenty of ex BP men on site plus a few ex Chief Engineers, so if you want to know anything just ask.Good luck with your career and take a camera with you. Bon voyage.
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Old 3rd November 2008, 13:03
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BPCadet, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard.
As has been written, we have lots of ex BP members and you should feel right at home.

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Old 3rd November 2008, 20:47
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I served my time with B.P., all be it as a deck cadet.Have a great career and enjoy every minute. All the luck in the world.
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Old 3rd November 2008, 23:43
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BPCadet,

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
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Old 8th November 2008, 01:44
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Hi BP Cadet,
Actually it should be , Hi BP Engineering Cadet, but then if you had joined BP before 1965 it would have been ,Hi BP Engineering Apprentice.

Enjoy your 'time' it is a great profession. There are many ex BP guys who trod the deckplates, crawled the bilges, traced a sphagetti of pipelines, pumped endless bilges, lost gallons of main engine lube oil ( into the same bilges) ,sweated buckets manually blowing tubes (a thing of the past I believe) and in later life look back with envy

If you want to see how it was many years ago when the dinosaurs roamed the BP enginerooms go to www.bpapprentices.com.

Contact me when you start, you will be my first 2009 E/C.

Graham Wallace
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