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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Lawrence View Post
    I wonder how fish know the difference between Gash Soup and the other substances
    They are all full of vitamins, ask the dung beetle!

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    In the galley we would take any waste aft and throw it over the lee side. I remember when I was galley boy on MV Cornwall N.Z.S.Co, our cook kept burning pots, unable to clean them they would go out of the porthole. He wasn't amused. In port especially in the U. S. we had a barge tied alongside which was towed away when full.
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    As understand it it, present MARPOL regulations allow certain wastes 'to go over the side' outside of a range from land. There are special areas in which ships are not to dispose of food (and other sorts of waste) within a twelve mile limit. (Mediterranean, Baltic, Black Sea, Gulf areas, Antarctic, Red Sea, North Sea) The wider Caribbean Area has a restriction of three miles. Disposal of plastic including garbage bags is totally prohibited. Floating material can only disposed of outside 25 mile limits. Food waste, meals (not broken up or ground) bottles, rags, meals, cans etc. to be disposed at more than 12 nautical miles from the nearest land. Outside of 'Special Areas', Ground food, crockery etc. can be disposed at more than 4 nautical miles from the nearest land. Cooking oil is (as any other oily waste) is prohibitive. Most ships now have incinerators to burn packing, cardboard, paper, rags etc.

    But you are right modern cruise ships have all 'mod cons' to dispose and systems to recycle. Regarding food waste, it is mascerated, into holding tanks for discharge when outside 'limits'.

    One might remember the oil drums slung over the stern in port for galley gash that was tipped into 'gash barges' and taken away. On one cruise ship I was on early 90's, I had a cabin in the same alleyway as the garbage room. Everything went in there. At night the shell-doors were opened and a utlity crew shovelled it all over the side, hosing it all down and disinfecting the room. After overnights in port it smelled pretty rotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    The only thing I ever took off a ship was me and my balance of wages, and that wasn't in a suitcase!
    Sadly Ivan I know the feeling, they did not make suitcases that small.
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    Yes, but it wasn’t only UCL that lashed silver over the wall; look no further than P S N C, Cunard and C P R to name only a few.

    Oh at last someone who opens the Box on other Companies as well, noT only the poor old UCL!
    Thanks i feel a lot better now ! LOL
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    Um!!! if that lot had become one company an ideal name may have been Royal Male Lines or maybe Queen line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril killen View Post
    Yes, but it wasn’t only UCL that lashed silver over the wall; look no further than P S N C, Cunard and C P R to name only a few.
    Cyril the name killen was much revererd in my grannies stret in shields during the war ......he was an ordinary working class shields lad who managed to fly a spitfire .....he had done sorties that day and was in his plane on the ground when german bombers hit the airfield and got his plane while he was refuelling ......my gran was a dear friend of his mum ....as i dont think killen perhaps is a common name ....was he any relation to you.....regards cappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Cyril the name killen was much revererd in my grannies stret in shields during the war ......he was an ordinary working class shields lad who managed to fly a spitfire .....he had done sorties that day and was in his plane on the ground when german bombers hit the airfield and got his plane while he was refuelling ......my gran was a dear friend of his mum ....as i dont think killen perhaps is a common name ....was he any relation to you.....regards cappy
    The chest specialist I see at hospital is Dr. Killen. Lovely guy, but I often wonder if his name gets mis spelled on occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cameron View Post
    I remember on the P&O boats on docking night before we entered the Channel the utility gang were turned too at midnight and dozens of frozen Lamb and Beef carcasses were heaved over the stern , I was told at the time it was because the meat was bought in Australia, it would not pass regulations in the UK, Sad the waste
    Hi Bill.
    It would have passed muster in our house.
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    I was on mainly tankers in the 50s and we must have sent more crude oil and wax into the sea that a ship full of crude, when we cleaned tanks it went straight over the stern, and that was not only at sea put in Swansea Bay. My last ship! the Ferry South Steyne in Sydney harbour in 2000 there were two Italian cruse ships there one night they let go all their sewage into the Harbour , what a stink both nose wise and fine wise.
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