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    Default Ocean Transport

    I was on the Ocean Transport between the years of 1974 to 1978 south america run. Also sailed on the Joya Macance,Orenda Bridge,Oratava,Sagamore,Clerk Maxwell , Cotinga, later years i ended up in the north sea on the Uncle John and then just about all the Houlder drilling units, if theres any old shipmates out there who would like to reminisce i would like to hear from them.

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    Hi Leigh
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    G'day leigh and welcome to the best site in town. Good list of ships there, nay dates to go with them? If so and you care to list them you may well get to hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.
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    Thanks for the welcome John also Vernon,i will have plenty of time on my hands very shortly to enter all my trip dates as i am retiring at the end of March, just one more tour of duty to do onboard the Stena Tay oil rig down in Nigeria, then my life at sea is coming to an end,i feel its time to call it a day considering it was 1971 when i went to Gravesend sea school, so its time to down anchor and settle in to the humdrum life of a land luber.
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    I leigh this is one of your ship mates and off shore pals garry jones, its a very long time leigh since i have
    left the uncle john , after the john i spent the rest of my offshore on the houlder offshore rigs.

    How have you been all these years??

    let me know leigh. regards garry.

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    Hi Garry
    How are you mate , it was the Shelf Driller last time i saw you , at the moment i am in Nigeria working on the Stena Tay, but i only have 12 days to go then i am taking early retirment 29 years offshore mate is long enough for anyone. Your old mate Charlie Brody is my back to back here now theres a name from the past eh, he is still the same just older.Well Garry nice to here from you are you still breeding them parrots? hope alls well with you and your family Garry , will keep in touch.
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    Hi Leigh, Same as you, Ocean Transport was my 1st ship. Just got a photo of her, felt strange! She was a workhorse! Joined her in Liverpool, had been to sea college but was brand new! The other Junior Engineer was Clive Weatherburn son of a admiral I think. Supposed shes well scrapped now- but the memories arent!

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    Hi Garry Jones
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    I just wanted to say hi, i was on the ocean transport and the hardwick grange in the 1970, would love to chat and see if we remember any in comman.

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    Hi bill
    as you can see i was on the ocean transport i also went on board the hardwicke grange on a visit when we were in santos brasil i knew quite a few of the lads off the hardwicke as they joined another ship i was on called the stolt stuart,one of the lads if met you would remember is tim christian from hastings he was ab on all three ships i have mentioned also a steward called george myers and derek mckay were on all three so see if any of these names jolt any memories i have many and they are all good ones of my time on the houlder ships.
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