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were KSC ships built in SKorea?
Geoff
Geoff : they built quite a few starting with 21 Ks followed by 4 Dubai class box boats then another load of box boats. by the time these last ot were built they started getting rid of the Brits so I dont know how many of the next lot were built in Korea.

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Geoff : they built quite a few starting with 21 Ks followed by 4 Dubai class box boats then another load of box boats. by the time these last ot were built they started getting rid of the Brits so I dont know how many of the next lot were built in Korea.

Alan
Hi Alan,

Hope you are keeping safe during these unprecedented times. The question asked was KSC ships not UASC ships. I took the Ibn Al Beitar out from Hyundai and we were in Japan maiden loading when the orders came we were now UASC and I took the "K" off the funnel and welded the "A" on (see attached photo). It fell off during an astern movent in Muscat, fine tribute to my quality of welding. That was when I got the nickname Big A.

Regards and stay safe
Albie
 

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Another anecdote from that trip, we were approaching Yokohama and when the Captain blew the whistle to alert the tugs the typhon detached from the mast and ended up on the monkey island ( I didn't weld that on). The engineers were called up pronto and we stood round taking a post mortem and Don Ross 2/E came out with a line I will never forget. Slowly picking his nose, inspecting the deitrius, he said " Captain I think that has blown its last fart!"
 

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Afternoon Albie

We are ok [ at the moment ]. Unable to go out unless going to Shops/ Doctors/ Chemists. Have a freezer with a fair amount of food. Down to 2 x 18 cans of beer

Take care hope your neck of the woods is low in cases on the Lurgi. In Rotherham we have about 60

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Afternoon Albie

We are ok [ at the moment ]. Unable to go out unless going to Shops/ Doctors/ Chemists. Have a freezer with a fair amount of food. Down to 2 x 18 cans of beer

Take care hope your neck of the woods is low in cases on the Lurgi. In Rotherham we have about 60

Alan
Alan,
Glad you are OK although limited to your beer intake (18 cans was a days supply in the good old days, sweated most of it out).
We live 2 mile up a dead end glen of 6 mile with our nearest neighbours about 1 kilometre away so we set the dogs on any strangers we see! Further down towards the main road lives a seventy five year old who was born there and he is the unofficial policeman of the Glen. Plenty of lambs in the fields if we get short, only the mother ewe would miss it.
Take care
Albie
 

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The Big A

I must be getting old Albie I don't remember any of that.
How's life over there. Severe lock down here but there is a good supply of gin and at 6 euro's a litre you cannot complain.
Stay safe
Best Regards
John
 

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Satchiko

I have just uploaded a photo of Satchiko giving a hair cut to one of the mates in Yokohama on M.V. Mansouriah.
I also sailed on the Russian equipped ship Al Ahmadiah
See photo section of Al Mansouriah
 

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Al Mansouriah

I New Satchiko well,I had a Japanese wife and was Ch/Off on Mansouriah from 27/01/75 to 18/09/75. But it is to far back for me to remember who was on board
I have just uploaded a photo of Satchiko giving a hair cut to one of the mates in Yokohama on M.V. Mansouriah.
I also sailed on the Russian equipped ship Al Ahmadiah
See photo section of Al Mansouriah
 

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Bob Jackson Books

Does anyone know the titles of the 2 books that Bob Jackson wrote about KSC / UASC ?? Iv tried all over eBay & Amazon but no luck.
Just out of interest I was Deck Cadet with KSC & UASC 76-81 - now based in Kuwait as Country Manager for a Marine Inspection Company - full circle really - started here and end here !!
 

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Does anyone know if Capt Pete Everett is still alive ?? think he lived over near Burnley way
Russ

There is a UASC page on Face book [ if you are on it ]. Peter Everitt crossed the bar in 2002 at the age of 67.

Re Bobs books they are on Amazon

1 ] I think I will go to sea

2 ] Worse things happen

I get a mention in the Second one about the Sab in Basrah during the war but I do not get a name check

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Russ

There is a UASC page on Face book [ if you are on it ]. Peter Everitt crossed the bar in 2002 at the age of 67.

Re Bobs books they are on Amazon

1 ] I think I will go to sea

2 ] Worse things happen

I get a mention in the Second one about the Sab in Basrah during the war but I do not get a name check

Alan
Hi Alan - thanks for the reply much appreciated.
Shame Pete Everitt died so young - I live over near Blackpool and always hoped I would get over to meet him. Sailed with him 3 times and he was great to me as a Cadet. KSC/UASC was a great Company at that time. I am in Kuwait at the moment with a Marine Inspection Company - moving over to Nigeria once the flights resume.
 

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Spent most of my life in the Middle East since leaving UASC in 1981 - finished as C/O on Saudi tankers in 1988 then worked in Saudi with Caleb Brett and enjoyed the 8 weeks on 4 weeks off - so just stayed with it. Very few expats form the UK left in the ME now - so looking forward to get across to Nigeria for the next few years and will then probably call it a day think.
 

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Junior Leckies

Transferred from other thread.

There are a few here and there - some getting quite old now. Elect on most classes - Russians big and small plus various flavours of K class. Apart from the odd bad trip I had a good and happy time. Japanese inland sea and S. America are still fresh in my mind. At 75 it's one of the few things I can recall in detail. :)

Dave Clarke. KSC/UASC 1976/1985.
Hi Dave think I was one of your Junior Leckies on one of the Stulken K's in the early 80's. Andrew Scott. U still going. Another of the Good Seniors I learnt much from. Rgds
 

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Uasc

Does any one remember the names of the 4 or 6 of the Govan K's that had twin 40 tonners sailed on one but don't recollect which one it was
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First one stood by was the Ibn Tufail, with Stulkan derricks (spelling?). then stood by the Ibn Hazum
with two LS 40 tonne cranes, one master, one slave, put into tandem for 80 tonnes.
 

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Hi.
First one stood by was the Ibn Tufail, with Stulkan derricks (spelling?). then stood by the Ibn Hazum
with two LS 40 tonne cranes, one master, one slave, put into tandem for 80 tonnes.
The 7 with 2 x 40 T cranes were : Sina : Jubair : Bajjah ; Zuhr :Hazm :al Haithem : : Abdoun :
 

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I sailed as Je 4e & 3e

My old ships
Kuwait Shipping Company
08/01/1983 29/04/1983 mv Fathulkhair Ch Eng. R J Quinn
30/04/1983 24/05/1983 mv Fathulkhair Ch Eng. J Etchels
12/06/1982 15/09/1982 mv Al Salehiah Ch Eng. J G Baron
16/09/1982 15/11/1982 mv Al Salehiah Ch Eng. O W Hedley
25/11/1981 04/04/1982 mv Ibn Hazm Ch Eng. M Sivapathasunderam
07/06/1981 10/09/1981 mv IbnYounus Ch Eng.
05/05/1981 10/09/1981 mv Ibn Younus Ch Eng.
12/11/1980 22/01/1981 mv Ibn Abdoun Ch Eng. J Sullivan
29/08/1980 22/01/1981 mv Ibn Abdoun Ch Eng.
06/11/1979 05/12/1979 mv Al Shamiah Ch Eng.
05/12/1979 06/05/1980 mv Al Aridhiah Ch Eng.
28/03/1979 08/08/1979 mv Al Solaibiah Ch Eng. P F Rogan
09/06/1978 13/06/1978 mv Al Rumaithiah Ch Eng.
13/06/1978 13/12/1978 mv Al Odailiah Ch Eng.
09/05/1979 07/08/1979 mv Al Solaibiah Ch Eng.
21/12/1979 06/05/1980 mv Al Aridhiah Ch Eng. P Keaney
20/07/1978 12/12/1978 mv Al Odailiah Ch Eng. J R Jaques
18/01/1978 07/03/1978 mv Ibn Duraid Ch Eng.
15/06/1978 21/07/1978 mv Al Odailiah Ch Eng. J Sullivan
12/10/1977 07/03/1978 mv Ibn Duraid Ch Eng. J L Kerr
15/04/1977 17/07/1977 mv Ibn Malik Ch Eng. Roderick
24/08/1976 09/12/1976 mv Ibn Hayyan Ch Eng. A McNaught
10/07/1976 09/12/1976 mv Ibn Hayyan Ch Eng. G Walton
11/11/1975 07/04/1976 mv Al Salehiah Ch Eng.Graham Chapman. (Kiwi) Excellent man.
02/09/1975 22/09/1975 mv Ibn Khaldoon Ch Eng. M Sivapathasunderam
02/12/1974 15/05/1975 mv Al Shamiah Ch Eng.
15/05/1974 24/09/1974 mv Al Ahmadiah Ch Eng.
 
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