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Old 13-02-2012, 19:34   #1
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Forum Users in the Industry

When I first joined CF, I might have posted twice a month and at the same time started a group here at CF for maritime workers. This was for all facets of the industry, manufacture of any marine products, merchant seamen, delivery captains, commercial fishing, et al.

Well the group never got traction, but I, through more participation, discovered a lot of folks who enjoy this forum for its content but are in fact working in the industry at all different levels. Boat builders and outfitters, boat insurance agents, delivery captains, well you get my drift.

Who is in the industry, that doesn't mind "outing" yourself.

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I'm a CMA grad, worked break bulk, container, and drill ship (rigs) in GoM, Brazil, and the North Sea.

The black eye wasn't from a bar (pub) fight, but was from training at the Aberdeen, Scotland facility, escaping from a helicopter fuselage that was flipped inverted in the water.


How I commuted to work


Noble Drilling in the North Sea.



OK, who's next?
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Old 13-02-2012, 19:39   #2
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I'm an OR Nurse.

I help fix you up when you have a black eye and a fractured orbit.

Does that count?
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Old 13-02-2012, 19:42   #3
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If you do it for mariners. We generally had a Dutch doctor on board the drill ships.
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Sailed dinghies as a kid and sometimes would end up on a keelboat. Was in the US Navy aboard a fast attack submarine based out Groton, Connecticut. Bought a sailboat after I got out and went sailing all the time, lived on it at a mooring for a year.

Clocked in a enough sea time to get my 100 ton maybe two years ago. First job was on a sport fishing boat and still do that on occasion, more and more have been doing sailing charters. Hoping to teach ASA courses this summer.
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Started out working as a deck hand on sport fish then skipper got tired of people and killing fish so went to school and became a marine mechanic
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Well, we know who our wrench is, be prepared for questions Pato.
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Started out working as a deck hand on sport fish then skipper got tired of people and killing fish so went to school and became a marine mechanic
How much are you going to charge me for a valve job on my yanmar, shipmate?
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Hi,New to forum and work on oil tanker on NZ coast.I have an old motor sailor which takes up a lot of my spare time not to mention a lot of my money,but it keeps me off the streets.Down to yard in morning to put gearbox back in(looking forward to spending the day upside down in stinking heat,covered in crap)and I hope to get a couple of days sailing in before going back on ship,Dave.
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Hi,New to forum and work on oil tanker on NZ coast.I have an old motor sailor which takes up a lot of my spare time not to mention a lot of my money,but it keeps me off the streets.Down to yard in morning to put gearbox back in(looking forward to spending the day upside down in stinking heat,covered in crap)and I hope to get a couple of days sailing in before going back on ship,Dave.
Welcome to CF, do try to avoid the new hazard to navigation in your waters, the container ship Rena. Are you bridge, deck, or engine?
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Hi Bob,

Started in the RN, then moved across to the Merchant Navy, now a skipper on anchor handling tugs, never know, may have worked with you.
For anyone interested in the offshore industry, here is a link to a video made by employers featuring the work involved

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PS I really do not like that HUET course

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I graduated from boat building school in '93, been building and repairing pro ever since. Before that I built sea kayaks at Northwest Kayaks in Redmond, it was a good foot in the door to the glass industry and actually taught me a lot. These days I am very close to full time retirement and shoving off for cruising, but I try to specialize in custom fab and vacuum bagged epoxy/carbon laminates to the extent possible. Other than that the yard calls me when they need to mold a complicated custom part or have a boat with a big hole in it. Just the fun stuff! No more grunt work for me. Got my dream boat and retired by 40. Just waiting for the kids to finish school before cruising. I quit posting pics of jobs from the yard because there wasn't much interest, but here's my old thread with some pics if anyones interested.

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Hi Bob,

Started in the RN, then moved across to the Merchant Navy, now a skipper on anchor handling tugs, never know, may have worked with you.
For anyone interested in the offshore industry, here is a link to a video made by employers featuring the work involved

Movie

PS I really do not like that HUET course

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HUET wasn't too bad till I smacked my face into the bulkhead near the window escape, I was seeing stars on that one.

I was impressed by the movie, not only are you a Captain that gets to do his own hands on ship handling, but your a movie star too. Reminds me off that little ditty "There gonna put me in the movies, there gonna make a big star out of me, and all I have to do is....act naturally"

Those scenes from the North Sea makes me think of Laura Dekker crossing it in a 27' Hurley at the age of 13.

This was the last rig I was on in Brazil.


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Minaret,

Those Nordhavens are one rugged little cruiser. Three@Sea are cruising on a Nordhaven and Ayla starts her Cruiser News Broadcast from the bridge for each episode.
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