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remember the somali and welsh crew stabbing incident on the casterbridge knives guns blood court case torquay?
Rod, this incident happened before my time with the company but I do recall hearing about it [something to do with a Muslim being told his meal had in fact been pork ?]. (EEK)

I'm certain that Bob Preston, the poster who started the thread would know the full history of it.
 

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Hi Tom
From your previous messages I feel I should have met you,I joined the Carnegie Dec 75 with Bob Brooke's (3m) and the R O Tony who's surname I forget.From preview replays you mentioned Bob Brooke's so my train of thought is that you either relieved Tony or Tony relieved yourself.That trip in particular was mainly spent at anchor off Dubai for almost three months and then off to Brest or Le Havre if my memory serves me well,Which is where I paid off with Johnny Lockhart(3e) Willy Laird(c/e) Mike Guy and myself,there may have been others but I don't recall.Anyway if none of that triggers any memories of anyone have a merry Christmas anyhow.Best of luck now and for the future
HARRY
 

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Hello bob i sailed with you a few times in gatex i was a pumpman mainly on the camden also casterbridge cadwallader cadogan and castleton. Good to hear a few of the old names again though nobody mentioned boomboom can still hear him in er
Stay in touch .bob c
 

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Very sorry indeed to hear that news.
As am I. He convinced me that photography was an interesting pastime at sea, and that I should buy a decent camera, which I did that trip in Singapore. His death explains why he never replied to me when I tried to contact him a couple of years ago.
 

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Hi Tom
From your previous messages I feel I should have met you,I joined the Carnegie Dec 75 with Bob Brooke's (3m) and the R O Tony who's surname I forget.From preview replays you mentioned Bob Brooke's so my train of thought is that you either relieved Tony or Tony relieved yourself.That trip in particular was mainly spent at anchor off Dubai for almost three months and then off to Brest or Le Havre if my memory serves me well,Which is where I paid off with Johnny Lockhart(3e) Willy Laird(c/e) Mike Guy and myself,there may have been others but I don't recall.Anyway if none of that triggers any memories of anyone have a merry Christmas anyhow.Best of luck now and for the future
HARRY
Hope all is well with you Harry

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Mike Dooley
 

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Sorry to hear that bob has passed away.
I sailed whith him a few times and found
Him to be a great guy and a good friend
Sadly missed
Bob cutsforth pumpman
 

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Sorry to hear that bob has passed away.
I sailed whith him a few times and found
Him to be a great guy and a good friend
Sadly missed
Bob cutsforth pumpman
Hi Bob,
Agree with you 100 per cent.

I lost track of people after 1979 - but others who have also crossed the bar you would have known - Carl Diedrich about 3 years ago, and two of my office colleagues - Gordon Linton and Richard Thompson -Superintendent Engineer.

Happy Days Bob

Best regards

Mike Dooley
 

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Goodness! This is a blast from the past. I was deck officer for a couple of trips on the Castleton, a relief on the Cadogan (Teeside/Flotta and Norway) and an epic four month trip on the Carnegie from the Bahamas to Brunei Bay where all we carried was ballast water. Happy days!

Sandy
Hi Sandy - Another blast from the past !!!!


Best regards

Mike Dooley
 

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Hi Bob - Just came across this site, very interesting, think I sailed with you on Carnegie I was the R/O
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Tom Dwyer
Hi Tom, dont know if you remember me but we sailed together on the Bulford I think which was renamed Casterbridge in the early seventies. I was 3rd Mate
 

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Hi all. Sailed with Gatx in the early seventies. Bulford, Bideford, Camden, Bamford, (Blandford then). Was 3rd mate. I remember a few names off here. Be good to hear from anyone.
 

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Yesi think it was faber big tallguy great man to sail with i still have ringing in my ears
A good ce
John Faber was his name. An ex Shell cadet. I recall John roaring and complaining about the actions of the Nigerian customs department after they found a "fault" with our bond while at Bonny. He was in full flight with some definitely non PC language when he remembered the junior second, a Kenyan, Nelson Kibuay was in the officers bar. B\)
 

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I am sorry to have to inform you that Bob Preston crossed the bar in 2011. He had been suffering from mesothelioma.
He is survived by his wife Shirley.
Very sad news indeed. I did two trips with Bob on the Castleton and the Camden. He was an easygoing chap who was always nothing less than pleasant.
 
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