Recollect on the Mobil Radiant we had a screen above the catwalk aft of the midships accommodation. Projector was set up in the smoke room and pointed through a port hole. This allowed all the crew to view a movie.[/QUOTEW
Had a similar situation when in Kandla,India on the Sugar Importer. The a/c wasn't up to much so we moved the projector and screen onto the boat deck and "watched away"
The film was well attended by practically the entire crew plus a second audience of Indians who appeared out of the gloom to watch.
They were so quiet and well behaved we never noticed that they were there untill the end when they melted away as quietly as they arrived!
A great memory! The tiny sea bird might have been a species of petrel, once known as Moither Cary's Chickens. They are ocean wanderers, only coming ashore to breed. What was his diet aboard ship?Posted this 10 years ago:
Departing the Carribbean eastbound with a cargo of bananas we had Dr No (of tarantula on Connery's chest fame) shown on a screen attached to the mizzen.
After dinner and accompanied by a can or two I watched the film and then turned in for a couple of hours before the middle watch. (Aahh luxury).
The Matina wasn't air conditioned so the ports were open and I only had a single sheet up to my waist (didn't want to frighten the fourth's junior).
Just as I nodded off I was abruptly catapulted to full wakefulness by SOMETHING scrabbling on my chest! I remained still and slowly reached back to my bedlight switch. Looking down the bunk, I clicked the light on only to see a tiny seabird attempting to stand on its little webbed feet
Lucky for birdy I hadn't taken immediate direct action so he got nest and board as far as the Azores where he was paid off - didn't want to go - recognised a cushy berth when he saw it.
Can't remember - probably bread and milk. With hindsight, probably unsuitable but no rumA great memory! The tiny sea bird might have been a species of petrel, once known as Moither Cary's Chickens. They are ocean wanderers, only coming ashore to breed. What was his diet aboard ship?
A fascinating little bird. I recall watching them in St George's Channel - they seemed to tip-toe across the waves, picking up obscure bits and pieces.Can't remember - probably bread and milk. With hindsight, probably unsuitable but no rum
Re your previous post, I think the drawback of watching movies on deck in Murmansk would be the bloody iron ore that was everywhere!Loving these memories!
Stein, in 1968 the Suez Canal was closed due to the Arab - Israeli war......Aud Schønemann scares the Americans.
In May 1968 I had no knowledge of the riots that took place in Paris. The street and unload, but there was also a significant amount of naval vessels there. A large American troop transport ship on its way to Vietnam and its escort provided an electrically charged atmosphere. (Why did they not use the Suez –I do not know). Groups of healthy young farm boys with uncomfortable thoughts of possible premature death marched in sideways groups up and down the main street, looking for an opportunity to demonstrate toughness.