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Old 12th Sep 2010, 15:44
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SOSL
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South of England
Age: 70
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In 1977 I went down route with a LXX crew - I was a diplomatic courier (Tech) at the time. We had a small job to do in New Orleans. We had a trapper crew on board but we ran into a tropical storm and the trappers helped with approach and the next approach and the next approach, but in the end we got down. We stayed in a great hotel at the top of Bourbon Street (organised by the Master Eng). Next day, bit of an oil leak from no. 3 - needed a new engine. It took about 7 days for Ascot to organise a new engine and an engine change team. Meanwhile we stayed in New Orleans. What fun! BTW the captain suffered from vertigo. Ring a bell anyone?
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