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Old 24th May 2014, 23:59
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G.S.I seismic surveys

Any crew out there who sailed on any of the following boats
The Bering Seal , The R W Olsen or the J E Jonnson in the 80's
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Old 25th May 2014, 22:49
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Any crew out there who sailed on any of the following boats
The Bering Seal , The R W Olsen or the J E Jonnson in the 80's
Hi Borolad, I was on the Olsen from April 80 to April 81. Started as mate and ended as old man. Paid off in Den Helder. Cheers
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Old 26th May 2014, 00:23
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I installed the inmarsat system on the JE Johnson either in Mboro or
Hartlepool must have been late 70s or very early 80s
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Old 26th May 2014, 13:54
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Old 26th May 2014, 14:57
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B55, have you come across a Seismic Survey Company that had as it's company logo the Earth with the tracks of a satellite looping around it. They were an American Company active in the North Sea at the very beginning of the oil boom. Regards.
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Old 26th May 2014, 17:28
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B55, have you come across a Seismic Survey Company that had as it's company logo the Earth with the tracks of a satellite looping around it. They were an American Company active in the North Sea at the very beginning of the oil boom. Regards.
I think you are thinking of "Western Geophysical", their vessels had green hulls. They were very active in the Arabian Gulf while I was there in 1970's and 80's, most of their vessels seemed to be converted trawlers or in one case I remember they had a converted coaster that had been built to operate in the inland waterways of Denmark. The main occupation of the company was seismic surveys.
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Old 26th May 2014, 18:07
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I think you are thinking of "Western Geophysical", their vessels had green hulls. They were very active in the Arabian Gulf while I was there in 1970's and 80's, most of their vessels seemed to be converted trawlers or in one case I remember they had a converted coaster that had been built to operate in the inland waterways of Denmark. The main occupation of the company was seismic surveys.
Thanks William, I remember the Bayou Chico which was around at the same time. I will pull a vessel out of my Gallery to see if you or any others recognise her. She looks like a former American Navy P.C., look out for her.
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Old 21st August 2014, 01:05
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Any crew out there who sailed on any of the following boats
The Bering Seal , The R W Olsen or the J E Jonnson in the 80's
Was in the J E Jonnson as gun mechanic with GSI about 1979. working in the North sea. The bosun broke his back & was taken off by chopper
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Old 21st August 2014, 07:18
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Hi Chadburn,
I was a Decca operator on the Bayou Chico in the mid 1960's and spent time in the early North Sea oil search, remember on one occasion almost being run down by a tanker or bulker off Spurn Head, which ended up cutting the towed cable. A few days after that our shooting boat, an old trawler, sunk on its moorings at Grimsby, after a shot went off prematurely under its stern....
Rejoined the Bayou some time later at Fremantle and undertook a survey for Wapet off the Monte Bello Islands wwhilst working for Lab Nav.,a US based operation out of Freeport Grand Bahama (Navigation Management ).
Stayed in Australia after that and been here for 46 years..

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Old 21st August 2014, 09:51
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Hello Tony, thanks for your reply. At the time you were in the North Sea in the early days did you come other American vessels that were converted WW2 military types doing surveys? I will pull a photograph of one them from my Gallery and put it in today's site photographs.
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Old 25th August 2014, 01:19
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Hi Chadburn,
I was a Decca operator on the Bayou Chico in the mid 1960's and spent time in the early North Sea oil search, remember on one occasion almost being run down by a tanker or bulker off Spurn Head, which ended up cutting the towed cable. A few days after that our shooting boat, an old trawler, sunk on its moorings at Grimsby, after a shot went off prematurely under its stern....
Rejoined the Bayou some time later at Fremantle and undertook a survey for Wapet off the Monte Bello Islands wwhilst working for Lab Nav.,a US based operation out of Freeport Grand Bahama (Navigation Management ).
Stayed in Australia after that and been here for 46 years..

Regards'

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Hi Tony,
I have a similar story. I arrived in Oz in 1969 as first Engineer on the "Polaris" a US vessel on charter to GSI. We shot seismic in the Great Australian Bight, out of Adelaide and Thevenard. The Polaris caught fire in Adelaide, just after loading a brand new cable. The fire also took out the old cable as well and badly damaged the deck machinery.
I stayed in Oz and have been here ever since. Also worked foe Western Geo. Veritas and a couple of other seismic outfits.
Regards Tony (another one)
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Old 4th September 2014, 07:20
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Hi I worked for Wester Geophysical North Sea, Ireland and West Africa. 1968-1971
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Old 6th September 2014, 00:29
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Hi I worked for Wester Geophysical North Sea, Ireland and West Africa. 1968-1971
john
John, did we ever cross paths? I worked for Western 1969-71 .Started on western 3 out of Libreville & Douala , then Dantzler Ash in the Med., down to Persian gulf , then Kenya , South Africa , back up to Douala.
Then a very brief stint on the Red Creek because we stuck it on a reef somewhere around Qatar.
From there to the Karen Bravo working the North Sea.
Worked for Delta , GSI & Tidewater at various times after that.
What boats were you on ?
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Old 6th September 2014, 17:09
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Western Geophysical

Hi Chris.

It sounds like our paths should have crossed.
I joined the western 3 spring 1968.
Mauritania then South West Africa, Angola, Gabon and Cameroon.
that was about it for 1968. Back the following year I think it was the western Beacon and using the Miss Free port as a supply boat.
also worked the Karen Bravo, Anno Lindinger
both hire vessels.
Both North Sea and Southern Ireland.
continued to work for Western in the London office and two years in the office in Saudi Arabia
finally left Westerns 2001.
nice to hear from you I joined this site a passing interest in Ships and nostalgia.

Regards John Byrne
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Old 7th September 2014, 01:33
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Hi Chris.

It sounds like our paths should have crossed.
I joined the western 3 spring 1968.
Mauritania then South West Africa, Angola, Gabon and Cameroon.
that was about it for 1968. Back the following year I think it was the western Beacon and using the Miss Free port as a supply boat.
also worked the Karen Bravo, Anno Lindinger
both hire vessels.
Both North Sea and Southern Ireland.
continued to work for Western in the London office and two years in the office in Saudi Arabia
finally left Westerns 2001.
nice to hear from you I joined this site a passing interest in Ships and nostalgia.

Regards John Byrne
Gotcha! John Byrne , we worked on the Karen Bravo together. We called you the Vulture! Western in their generosity gave us 1 pr. of sea boot stockings each , but you joined after they were issued so as we were on different shifts you shared mine. Didn't get a chance to dry out! Russell stanland was coordinator.
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Old 10th October 2014, 04:58
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Then Geosource 85-86 Geomar Apollo, Geo2 & 3.
Then HGS, Indian Seal, Baffin Seal, Sea Star 90-94.
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Old 17th October 2014, 14:34
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Hi all,

Ages since I was on here - Ex Olson, built her up in Sunderland and then did the transit to the Boro - stayed in Stockton - Queens (?) and then went out on the first job when the Quo Vadis took our cable off Denmark and we had to come back in to put a new on to the reel via an old barge that moored astern ...

Been ages !!! Love to hear from you all

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Old 22nd October 2014, 18:33
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One of the first North Sea Oil Survey Vessels the 'Bayou Chico' (inside vessel) which some may remember. Apparently she is still going strong now used for Fishing. Can anyone identify the name of the rafted vessel?
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Old 22nd October 2014, 18:43
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Another vessel in the early days of Surveying for North Sea Oil. She looked like a former American Military LCI. Anybody remember her and/or recognise the Company Logo from the little that is showing on the side of the vessel?
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Old 22nd October 2014, 23:00
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That logo is G.S.I. (Geophysical Services Inc.) . I've still got an old briefcase somewhere with the same sticker on it!
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Old 23rd October 2014, 10:51
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Any idea of the vessels identity Chris? from memory she looked like a former American built Landing Craft Infantry (where the gangways were lowered on both sides of the Bow) for the Troops to be discharged on to the Beach. As she had to be able to take the ground and possibly Kedge off she would have been robustly built which would have made her ideal for using explosives as they did in those days of Oil Exploration rather than using the Air Pistols of today.
Anybody have a Fleet list of G.S.I. vessels please.
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Old 31st May 2015, 13:17
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Hi

I am Mike.I didnt worked on the Olsen but close by as her chaseboat.Maybe you guys remember this.I chased for many of the GSI vessels in them days
My boat's name was Jason.

p.s I also owned the Mike's Bar in Den helder...smiles
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Old 7th June 2015, 09:26
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G'day Mike, I think I did about 3 weeks on the Olsson in 1979,but we did'nt use a chase boat. I do remember having one pointed out to me in Den Helder , maybe yours.
Sorry didn't know about your bar so over the years with Delta on Caribe Tide & later the J.E.Jonsson we always went to the Rina bar. Rina was Indonesian so the satays there were fantastic!
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Old 3rd December 2016, 06:15
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was 2/e on JEJ, 77, 78-79, C/E, Dave Cargan sadly passed on, Scotty Reid, Geoff ?
Calvern Brett later on as 2/e.
Jorgie
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Old 18th January 2017, 21:42
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GSI M/V Bering Seal early eighties

This is for Boro lad:Like to know who you are as I worked with several North East lads under Doug McConnachie in the North Sea and Africa. Any body remember 'Doc Shock'?

Andy Hamilton (Cumbria
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