New member saying hello
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.