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Old 21st December 2018, 10:07
Brian Clark Springhall Brian Clark Springhall is offline  
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Can you quote what he said to you?
He wasn't happy, but couldn't understand him too well with no teeth in.
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Old 5th January 2019, 21:35
Cmdt_Mike Cmdt_Mike is offline  
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Thanks for the feedback. (all monies are welcome too)
As I said in the books they were only written for the family consumption but have been really well received.
Bob Jackson
Hi Bob, I also bought and enjoyed your Book.
Sailed with you on the Al Ihsaa as 2nd mate, so could relate to part of it, you missed out the bit about being anchored off Southend when we couldn't get the anchor up.

Mike Hands
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Old 15th April 2019, 21:01
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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Hi Phil I was one of the leckies on the Ibn Rushd in CSR yard in Taiwan durin the repair. Struggling to remember people? what job did you do?
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Old 16th April 2019, 16:39
Pelican Bob Pelican Bob is offline  
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Hi Kev
I was skipper with you on the Rushd in Taiwan. There was a really good crowd there. Malcolm Scott, Pete Raven et al.
Hope you're keeping fit and well.
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Old 16th April 2019, 19:22
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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Hi Bob
Great to hear from you and hope you are enjoying your retirement. It needed to be a good crowd and it was. living on a busted ship as they fixed it. Still the Taiwan beers were usually coldies. asst Super Keith Richards, Hilton Begg (?) I need to get my remembering head on. I still keep in touch with Malcolm and we meet up now and then. he spent time in Norway before retiring. office job to do with ships. Only just found this site and keen to hear from any others who knew me
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Old 19th April 2019, 10:53
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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Were there 2 Bill Sadlers, I was a junior on the Al Salimiah , Bill was Chief, great bloke, lived in North Wales. I also did 3 months on the Mansouriah laying her up in Dubai before transferring to the Theekar. The 2/E on there was a nervous wreck, started his trip on a ship which ran into the quay in Bahrein then transferred to Ibn Rushd to run aground in Taiwan then sent to the Theekar. I seem to remember I was on 13 UASC ships in total, great times. Used to think the stulkens were big, my present vessel has a 600 tonne crane.
I met the 2/E on the Ibn Rushd in taiwan just after the grounding and before he was relieved. Performed some heroics down the engine room before it became flooded I am told. Can't recall his name but a short Geordie lad I remember. Kev Burgoyne was one of the Juniors as well who I later sailed with on a K Class (?)
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Old 19th April 2019, 16:09
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Hilton Begg lives in Wallsend, wife Isabel.
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Old 20th April 2019, 00:33
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Full marks Albie for an unusual photo nobody can top that,I have a pic of the
AL-AHMADIAH entering the floating dock which is submerged in Kuwait port after the big Russian had been glued back together for containers
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I did a fairly long trip on Al Ahmadiah mid 1980's. We ran into typhoon ABBY after spending days trying to avoid it. We made it into Keelung harbour thinking we would be sheltered. No so, the authorities cleared the harbour of every ship who could make it past the breakwater (some couldn't) and spent 3-4 days in the teeth of this raging storm hoping and praying that the daygo weld would hold midships and we wouldn't break apart. Our skipper spent the whole time on the bridge looking like death warmed up as the containers started to loosen. We survived it and eventually headed back to Keelung. The CE made a base of lignum vitae with brass letters atop spelling the name ABBY and we presented it to the old man (can't remember his name but Noel was his first name) as a thank you for saving us from a watery grave....
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Old 20th April 2019, 09:19
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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Hilton Begg lives in Wallsend, wife Isabel.
Yes Hilton was on board during the repair in Keelung and he relieved the 2/E who was onboard during the accident and who's name I can't recall. Not Fred something was it??? I do remember that the main switchboard had been submerged and had to be taken off and re-built ashore at a panel factory in Taipei. All the original spec Sunderland Forge and Laurence-Scott components and Whipp and Bourne acb's had to be shipped out from UK and the panels acid dipped, re-painted and re-wired. I was given the job of supervising the job and had to live in a posh hotel in Taipei for 2 weeks. hard job but somebody had to do it
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Old 23rd April 2019, 10:05
Malcolm Scott Malcolm Scott is offline
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Hi the Second Engineer was Brian Jefferies (Snacker) not Hylton Begg.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 10:10
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Typhoon Abby - Al Ahmadiah

I remember now, it was Hilton Begg who was C/E on Al Ahmadiah who made the plaque for the skipper after surviving the typhoon
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Old 11th May 2019, 11:07
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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Hello Brian,
I echo your appreciation of the office staff in Liverpool, they certainly looked after me well. In my case it was Peter Jones, and he certainly did me two or three big favours over the years for which I will always be in debt to him. In return I never hesitated when requested to join a vessel. I believe some did, and were met with 'when was the last time you had a medical'.
I would like to add my thanks to Peter Jones. My father died in 1978 whilst I was 1st trip 2nd lecky on the Al Sabahiah. We had a contract run and carried mainly scotch whisky from Glasgow to Venezuela (what could possibly go wrong??). Consequently the communication between Liverpool office and the agent was not well established which I believed to be the case ( I was told this was the first UASC ship to go to Venezuela ?) I found out the news 3 days after his funeral. The old man was Captain Hobkirk and to him fell the job of letting me know which he did with credit. I was persuaded it was too late to go home ( looking back was the right advice).I phoned my mother and stayed on. We did 4 ports in Venezuela, east coast USA and across to the Gulf and I paid off in Dubai on the 18th September 1978. Due back to sea early December I was all set but no phone call was received until after the new year. Xmas at home was obviously very welcome as well as unexpected especially just before Xmas ( some poor sod somewhere probably cursed me). No explanation was ever given for this to this day but hey come on. Thanks Peter
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Old 26th July 2019, 15:15
Kev Connolly Kev Connolly is offline
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A few faces from the past how many can you remember
1/ Arafat 1979

2/ Al Salimiah 1978/9

3/Al Sabahiah late 1976 Kuwait anchorage
Picture 1 stood up in front with beercan. Is this the vegetarian R/O can't recall his name. He had watched loading groceries somewhere or other and reported back "No Letters". So we all said oh sh1t no mail again! to which he replied " I mean no lettuce". He got some flak for that.

Pic 2 far right with sarnie is Charlie McFarquhar J/E. Kiwi and a party animal and I think he was doing a full 12 month trip on one of em.
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