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Old 7th May 2016, 08:10
pecko pecko is offline  
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I fear I am that one - But you flatter me. The Endeavour hit a reef and we moved it to Singapore where the Union crew were 'escorted' off the vessel. Of course the vessel could not go back but the irony of the cause of its withdrawl was lost on even the blokes who lost their jobs. That was actually my last Marine posting (1973), thence land crews in Saudi etc. Later in UAE met up with Paul Jupp, Derek Hough, Richard Rainwater who used our land offices.
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Old 7th May 2016, 10:01
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There appear to be a number of new contributors on this subject who may have come across the attached vessel and may be able to identify her, from memory she appeared to be an ex Wartime American L.C.I. working the North Sea on the first surveys.
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Old 7th May 2016, 13:16
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Ken Fee & I met Sharpley in Fuengirola before we knew anything about Doodlebugging.Every bar we walked into had Roger asleep in the corner but he eventually managed to introduce himself. We met Jim Denholm ( AKA twisted ) & Bluey Schulstad in Gib. When they were on break, came to see us in Fuengirola but we were in gaol. They tried to bring us some beer but were told "that's why there in here, no more! Long story short they paid our fines got us .out & went their merry way. We figured that if these blokes could spend that sort of money (1000 pesetas or 6 quid ) on nearly complete strangers we should check it out, & so began the beginning of the end for Western Geofarsical! Worked with Vic Shamus on The Red Creek till we stuck her on a reef in the Red Sea
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Old 7th May 2016, 13:26
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Think we've done this before but if it helps the logo is G.S.I. Geophysical Services Internanational
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Old 7th May 2016, 13:39
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Who are you Pecko? Not F.Roy Peck Pm for Dantzler Asch?
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Old 7th May 2016, 16:59
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Chris, It is indeed. I am still in contact with Paul Jupp and John Schulstad among others.

When I think of the things that were got up to they hardly sound credible to myself.

I remember extricating an American (Forget his name) from Jail in Bander Shapour from a charge of attempted murder!

At an official function at the Australian embassy in Abu Dhabi, I stood gobsmacked while a westerner explained to the vice-consul why he found sheep so cuddly. The man's wife was surprised too! I leave you to guess who that might have been.
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Old 9th May 2016, 05:13
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Chris, It is indeed. I am still in contact with Paul Jupp and John Schulstad among others.

When I think of the things that were got up to they hardly sound credible to myself.

I remember extricating an American (Forget his name) from Jail in Bander Shapour from a charge of attempted murder!

At an official function at the Australian embassy in Abu Dhabi, I stood gobsmacked while a westerner explained to the vice-consul why he found sheep so cuddly. The man's wife was surprised too! I leave you to guess who that might have been.
Still in contact with Juppy, Bob Moree, Chris and had a fleeting note from Tony Valentine of ill repute.I remember when we started up P59 in Khobar,, I was a driller misplaced on the Polarhav, and had been mislabeled as a vib tech on the transfer paperwork,, Semeliss was not amused as I knew f/a about vibs, so off to Don Hukki and his merry band as a driller. Grew to like the people and the country and returned later as a product specialist for Gardner Denver drill division. Total misuse of my Master Mariners ticket but that was seismic, glad to see you are well, keep in touch.
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Old 9th May 2016, 19:19
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Think we've done this before but if it helps the logo is G.S.I. Geophysical Services Internanational
Yes we have and thank you
Still looking for someone who may recognise the vessel, there was also another ex USN vessel which looked like a Sub Chaser working the North Sea at the same time when they were using dynamite. I can understand why they used these types of vessels as both will have had well braced Lower Hulls.
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Old 10th May 2016, 13:06
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I was on the Olga Bravo for 6 months in 1979
Did you know Tommy "Bert Thomas" Reid???
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Old 7th September 2016, 17:14
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My Dad worked for Exxon, and he worked on the 3 different Bravo ships, found this site while looking for pictures for the ships. I believe it would have been in late 1970s, his name is Tommy Reid.
I worked with Tommie for a long time in the mid 70's, on the US Gulf Coast, in the North Sea and off Singapore. I was, at the time, the assistant and then Party Manager of the Anne Bravo of Western Geophysical.
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Old 7th September 2016, 19:59
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I worked with Tommie for a long time in the mid 70's, on the US Gulf Coast, in the North Sea and off Singapore. I was, at the time, the assistant and then Party Manager of the Anne Bravo of Western Geophysical.
Glad to hear it, I know most of the crew were not US, When one of the ships was being fitted for equipment in Galveston I went down there with him a time or two. I worked in a small machine shop that made the cables for the ships, Tyledyne exploration I believe, that was in 1979 !

Hope you are doing well ! Dad retired about 25 years ago
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Old 7th September 2016, 20:38
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Tommie Reid

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Old 15th September 2018, 12:43
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Dick Musgrave this is your old mate Robin Hodgson. How to get hold of you mate? My email is [email protected]. Be good to hear from you
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Old 15th September 2018, 12:45
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Hi, I worked for Western Geophysical (marine) for a few years, before joining other seismic companies. The vessels I worked on seem to be a bit earlier than posts on here mention.
Western Sea, Herengus ( an ex Norwegian fish survey vessel, Polar Hav, and Karen Bravo.
Dick Musgrave this is your old mate Robin Hodgson. How to get hold of you mate? My email is [email protected]. Be good to hear from you
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Old 22nd September 2018, 00:34
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From the sludge remaining of my memory, I think that was Geophysical Services International or GSI.
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Old 22nd September 2018, 10:41
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From the sludge remaining of my memory, I think that was Geophysical Services International or GSI.
yes Western Geophysical circa 1972
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Old 23rd September 2018, 01:16
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Western Geo. was a different Company robin007.
I also worked for them but I'm darned if I can remember the funnel markings.
Also @ Chadburn. I also remember working for a mob called AstroMarine of Houston Texas with funnel markings similar to your description. however she was on charter to GSI so perhaps I'm getting the two mixed.
Somewhere I have some 'photos If they can be found.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 04:50
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@ robinh007.
It just soaked thru the sludge, If U were talking about me - Yeah I was Chief Engineer on the Western Endeavour around about that era.
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Old 29th November 2018, 14:15
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Western Boats 1984

I was on the Western boats in 84 most guys from london, and some Malta, my name is Alistair Heelas, was off Abu Dhabi using the small Ribs to lay lines, was great times and some great ship mates happy days.
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Old 14th September 2019, 17:37
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Western Geophysical vessels

I sailed on M/V Northern Lighter in Prudhoe Bay. I have a picture of it on my wall, sailing in the ice pack.
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