Monthly Archives: February 2015

The amateur sailor

The following ‘sad but true’ story of maritime ineptness from our friends at gCaptain. If it wasn’t so alarming it would be very very very funny.   “In January, Reg and Jason McGlashan, Australian citizens,  paid USD $10,000 for the … Continue reading

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The power of the Lord, or similar.

Foggy start to the day on the wunderfool norff Fannit coast. Grey everywhere, loads of different shades of grey, probably around fifty. Funnily enough, it doesn’t seem to be having the same effect on the Towers as one might think. … Continue reading

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Random Marine moments

A poster reminding folks as to where a debt of gratitude is owed. Maersk Detector, anchor handling offshore Israel.  Rig is Atwood Eagle. Black Rover, somewhere nice. British Cormorant, isn’t she tiddly. Allatsea’s first ship as a 3rd Mate, 1976 … Continue reading

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Two days to go

Valentine’s day is just two days round the corner. Bazzer from the pub rang, wanting to try out some ‘rhymes’ before presenting then to his beloved. “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m really gorgeous, pity about you” he started. … Continue reading

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A foggy tuesday

Early start, clinic at the Limes, 0700 appointment. Have lost 3.5kg in a week. Good. A fast start, steady as she goes from now on. Still conditions at last, a sea mist obscures all but the closest. A marked improvement … Continue reading

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New lifeboat for Margate

This ‘hot off the press’ from our Dutch mariner friends at Maritime News Clippings. Margate RNLI lifeboat station will receive a new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat in three years’ time, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has announced. Volunteer crew members … Continue reading

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Why I want to be a captain

Why I want to be a Captain In the first edition of the Swedish magazine Utkiken we found the following article written by a 10 year old British schoolboy. “I want to be a captain ·when I grow up because … Continue reading

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