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Old 12th May 2019, 02:38
Ian Steele Ian Steele is offline
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Dear members
I barely qualify to be amongst you professional seamen but wanted to add to a post so have joined Ships Nostalgia.
I first sailed to Antigua on my 27ft yacht in 1984 and returned a year later work on the construction of a steam turbine and desalination plant, upon completion of that job I joined a heavy construction company headquartered in Florida but working throughout the Caribbean. They had a few dredges (dredgers if you are from the UK) and I was chief engineer on their largest dredge which was a 24" cutter suction dredge with a total of 5,000 installed hp. They also had quarries and concrete plants on several islands and owned a bulk cement carrier the Ligar Bay which they 'sold' in around 1990. The Ligar Bay was replaced by a 6,000 ton cement carrier called the Galizano. I was the companies senior engineer but we had the ship managed by a Dutch company that was based in Florida. The 13 years I worked with this outfit was fascinating and I met many great seafarers.
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Old 12th May 2019, 08:48
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Welcome onboard Ian, enjoy the site..

Cheers Frank
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Old 12th May 2019, 10:10
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Welcome Ian, get stuck in...
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