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Old 12th November 2015, 19:18
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Hi Jamie I remember you on both the DKN and KUK as for your old man lets say unforgettable is one way of putting!

I also met your mum several times she was a nice lady.

Willy is still alive and kicking it's been about a year since I last seen him but he's looking better now than he did 20yrs ago.

Have a good one.
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Old 17th November 2015, 12:59
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Tom Scott

"Tom the welder ", a long time stalwart on the Semis and the Jack-Ups
passed away on Sunday 15th of November. I worked with him for a
good number of years on the Bay Driller and also the Shelf Driller, a fine
man with a fearsome work ethic.
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Old 12th March 2016, 14:24
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Uncle John

Just had an update on the UJ from Bob W and Colin M. She had a serious engine room fire last year and was laid up in Mobile. To make matters worse Cal-Dive went bankrupt and she was put up for auction. She was sold for 1.4 million dollars to Momentum engineering of Dubai. Hopefully this will give her a few more years service as she nears her 40th!! Alan
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Old 13th March 2016, 18:25
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I was onboard with Comex back in 1990.on the Magnus Repair job ,Gunter Straub and Alan Seilly offshore managers.a lot better to work then.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 11:42
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Good Morning to everyone,Just to let anyone who knows me or remembers me I was at the UJ reunion in Newcastle a few years back,and having served on the UJ and Orelia for about 7 years and Northern Marine for about 10 years.Time has caught up with me and I have retired now after spending my final years up to 66 with various Norwegian outfits,The thing that I missed out on was 50 years at sea ended up doing 49 due to a divorce I had to retire with to solicitors getting their spoke in and wanting 50% of my wages for ex..So now just reminiscing ..
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Old 17th May 2016, 17:31
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Good Morning to everyone,Just to let anyone who knows me or remembers me I was at the UJ reunion in Newcastle a few years back,and having served on the UJ and Orelia for about 7 years and Northern Marine for about 10 years.Time has caught up with me and I have retired now after spending my final years up to 66 with various Norwegian outfits,The thing that I missed out on was 50 years at sea ended up doing 49 due to a divorce I had to retire with to solicitors getting their spoke in and wanting 50% of my wages for ex..So now just reminiscing ..
Geoff, enjoy life with your feet up and reminisce away.

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Old 17th May 2016, 17:36
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To those who may remember him Keith Foreman passed away on Sunday.

Keith spent several years deep sea then went to work on supply boats, then he worked on the Dundee Kingsnorth as Deck Foreman.

Latterly he worked on Stena Drilling Rigs as a Barge Engineer.

He was a good friend who will be missed.
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Old 19th May 2016, 22:23
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Thanks for your sentiments George,Hope you keeping well.
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Hello is there anybody out there..

Perhaps you may remember Captain Jim Gilchrist of Orelia fame. Sadly to confirm the report of his very untimed death are true. I was proud to know him
farewell old friend.
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Old 13th July 2018, 22:25
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Les Wright AKA " SPIKE"
Sadly Les , a stalwart of both the deepsea fleet and the rigs, both the " Semis " and the " Jack ups " , passed away on Wednesday 11th July . He was a dedicated , highly skilled and conscientious individual who could be trusted to give his all at whatever he turned his hand to , additionally he had a generous nature . My first meet with him was when Les , Clive Wintle and myself ( Wintle , Whittaker and Wright ) joined the Humbolt at Le Havre
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He will be remembered , R.I.P. LES .
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Old 7th August 2018, 12:10
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Saying Hello

I recognise a few names here, and wonder if anyone who worked with me or knew of me from my time on DKUK KUK Uncle John could make contact please. Battling with some health issues that are directly attributed to my time on the rigs. Thanks all
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Old 12th September 2018, 10:06
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Very sad to hear of Jim 's early passing--He was a one-off and will be remembered very fondly--One other chap who passed away too early was Dick Piercy / one of the Technip Dive Techs who was on Orelia/Welly/Seawell etc etc
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Old 29th March 2019, 12:21
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You still around Geoff?
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