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angus mackenzie
4th June 2012, 07:15 PM
saild with ben line for 10 years 1970 to m1980 dont see 1 name on here that i recognise expt willy bosun willy magregor who i saild with twice im sure a lot will have passed on to a voyage in the sky oh and gillis twatt from eday who i also saild twice on the doran ???

Johnnie Ferguson
10th May 2013, 05:55 PM
I sailed on a few of the Ben Boats in the 70's, the best time of my life, left in 79, now working offshore on Bp platforms out of Aberdeen, the saying Oil and Water don't mix, still rings true to this day, Happy Days ....

Johnnie Ferguson
10th May 2013, 05:58 PM
Hi Angus,
I remeber Gillie Twatt, he was some kiddie, had many a laugh with him on the Ben Vrackie 1975, Donald Galbraith was the Bosun, I still see Frankie Porter (Chippie) he's getting on now, still have a drink with him in Aberdeen.

Jim Egan
10th May 2013, 06:36 PM
Hi, sailed on Benarty 76 when we ripped a hole std side going into Puerto Rico. Bosun the Beast, Jackie Callander AB. Chippie Alec Guyan anybody know if they still kicking around. Regards Jim Egan

j.sabourn
11th May 2013, 07:13 AM
Jim did you know John Richie. Regards John Sabourn