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Old 13 December 2007, 04:42   #11
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Maersk are a decent fleet, good people to work with.

yeah European Catering
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Old 13 December 2007, 05:22   #12
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yeah European Catering
Makes a big difference!

Best food - Bourbon fleet (French), Hellespont (Greek)

Worst - Fish heads & rice (Hanjin Lines)

I know a few pilots joining ships off Cherbourg on the Rotterdam run who event take their own food with them!
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Old 17 December 2007, 19:45   #13
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Only just noticed this thread - it's not far off being local either!!

I wonder for the larger safety boat whether they're after something like one of the old RMAS Fleet Tenders maybe. There used to be one operated from Milford, but she's been layed up now at the top of the dock for a few years and doesn't look to be coded.

I suppose companies like Holyhead Towing or Williams Shipping to provide the larger vessel would be ideal, but like Simon said (although probably not quite so extreme) neither would be that cheap given the distances.

Would be interesting to see what other teams are doing for cover.

Went to see a presentation from one of the tug skippers that was working down at the Azores on the CP Valour container ship the other week, apparently they were all in awe when the Maersk Achiever turned up for the final pull off when over the radio the master was asked to put 250tons on. I think the biggest pull on the other tugs was from the Remo (now Red Dolphin) at 90ton bp.

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Went to see a presentation from one of the tug skippers that was working down at the Azores on the CP Valour container ship the other week, apparently they were all in awe when the Maersk Achiever turned up for the final pull off when over the radio the master was asked to put 250tons on. I think the biggest pull on the other tugs was from the Remo (now Red Dolphin) at 90ton bp.

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Never been on the Achiever but it's only my list of to do's !

We can manage a 200tbp on the Bourbon, but 250tbp proportionally is a heck of a vessel!
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Sorry gents I did not realise I had not left the contact details for this job. I also have a very bad habit of not noticing PMs!

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that's ok we are busy talking about tugs now!
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Old 25 December 2007, 18:14   #17
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Along similar lines I'm going to be joining the Bourbon 101 down in Angola long term in March, She is still in Norway being mobilised at the moment. Looking forward to getting on a nice new vessel.
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Angola

Wnen you get down to Angola and are tied up at the Quayside in Luanda feel free to come over for a coffee.
I am an Operations Engineer with FMC down here and am 200m from the quayside!

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