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Alex Salmond
16th May 2011, 01:54 PM
To all off the old Blue star guys out there it is with deep regret that I have to tell you that Spider passed away yesterday 15/5/11 .Spider was Bosun for years on the Fremantle Star and to all that remember him he wasnt complete without his White Owl cigar of which he seemed to have an endless supply .A good man was Spider and he will be missed by all his old shipmates.

Doc Vernon
16th May 2011, 09:08 PM
Didnt know Spider of course,but yet another old Salt is now gone to rest!
May he find Eternal peace.and may his sails take him to the far distant Shores he once knew!
Condolences to all the Family and Friends!

happy daze john in oz
17th May 2011, 03:57 AM
Always sad to hear that another member of the family of the sea has crossed the bar. May he forever sail on calm seas with the sun on his back.

14th July 2011, 10:41 AM
I met up with spider on my 1st blue star ship the almeria star back in 81 one of the people you meet in life and never forget sorry to hear he is no longer with us

Glan Phillips
14th July 2011, 10:58 PM
I did not know Spider but it is always sad to lose one of our 'shipmates'....my sympathy and sincere condolences to his family and friends.


captain gordon whittaker
16th July 2011, 10:55 AM
Let's hope "Spider" is enjoying "Fiddler's Green". May his tot glass never be empty.

Malcolm Bowyer
28th July 2012, 08:10 PM
sailed with spider 2/3 times was a great character,sorry to hear he`s left us.
most prob on almeria with you rocky!! was on it 4 times,once with spider.

5th March 2017, 08:56 AM
It is a sad day for me to learn of the passing of Spider! I knew him for only a short time and he treated me like a Son. I was with him on the Hobart Star, He named me "Peanuts" and it stuck, at least while I was at sea. I shall never for get him. R.I.P Spider.

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