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Old 26th March 2020, 14:23
Gordon L Smeaton Gordon L Smeaton is offline  
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Brian Buller C/Eng crossed the Bar

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Adrian LLoyd

I have just learned that Chief Engineer Brian Buller has passed away at the age of 59. I sailed with him several times over the years from when he was my J/E to 2/E. He will be greatly missed.
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Graham Wallace Graham Wallace is offline  
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I was only in touch with Brian Buller twice, once by email and the other with a most unusual phone call.

Brian was a 1977 BP Marine Engineering Apprentice, in 2003 John Parry another Ex Engineering Apprentice had given me his name and mentioned he was still at sea with BPS.

I emailed him then in 2003 and was surprised to hear he was actually sailing Chief Engineer on the then new British Trader. I mentioned who I was and what I do and he sent me details of his BP seatime .

Engineering Cadet on the British Tamar 1979.
Junior Engineer 1980 through 1986.
4th/3rd Engineer 1986 through 1991.
Second Engineer from 1992 through 1998.
Finally Chief Engineer 1999 onwards.
Quite a career to date, 42 ships 1979 to 2003, I have no knowledge from 2003 onwards.

I also phoned him on the Trader, he replied he was he was still aboard the her, "whereabouts I asked....In the middle of transit through the Panama Canal". Oh dear!

He suggested I should not email him a copy of my Engineering Apprentice /Cadets data base, it was then only 22 pages and cost a fortune on satellite time. I presume he received it later when on leave?

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