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What's New In W. Africa (Nigeria)

Old 26th Nov 2008, 19:35
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swampy

nothing could be finer than a guilder in the swamp, keep up the good work lads, we are the front line, as confirmed by my dog
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 19:42
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bb,

That'll be a good thing to see. I hope you'll post pictures here when it arrives. Will the dedicated SAR aircraft be a joint venture with most of the oil majors or is it just Chevron who'll have access to it?

I hope you have double reinforced steel plates over the storm drains outside your hangar
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 21:24
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Good and Bad

The good news is that after the assassination attempt on BIV, the undercarriage can be replaced with a transplant within 2 weeks. A suitable donor (BGN) seems to have been found as long as BIV doesn't reject the new undercarriage .

The bad news is............... the problem with the main rotor blades - don't you just hate the way the French really bear a grudge against anything American .
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 00:26
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Mama,

Wot's up wif the blades, then? French connection how?

UL
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 08:58
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Another Brit Kidnapped?



Reports of another Brit kidnapped.....any word on his situation?

I am glad the "boys" only have dugout canoes for transportation and not modern hi-tech speed boats with substantial funding for operations.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 10:11
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Angry Scotsman Kidnapped - 2 Brits now in day 82 of captivity

SAS,

A Scots employee of an Aberdeen company was kidnapped from his car in Port Harcourt on Thursday night. This has been confirmed by the Foreign Office, but more details are not being released in case it hinders efforts for his release.

Two further Bris who were kidnapped from the vessel HD Blue Ocean at the entrance to the Sambreiro River on 9 September are still being held by militants who are refusing to release them in a protest against UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s pledge to help the country fight terrorism. The UK press seems to have forgotten them and there is no word as to whether they may be released soon. I hope something happens to break the deadlock and let the men be released before Christmas. Unlike some of the other hostage takings, there seem to have been no visits or phone calls allowed to the two men.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 13:38
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This is a bit troubling. As a novice to working in Africa (as a civilian) but accustomed to working in not-so-nice countries, does this type of activity happen very often to Westerners working in Nigeria?
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 14:17
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nice boat...

I would like to roast all the reporters who know the whereabouts of these savages, and then I would roast 'em all
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 15:15
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loav8r,

A good website to find out what's going on is:

Oyibosonline

You'll need to register with them to get access to the security threads.

So far this year 75 expatriates have been kidnapped, 3 killed and 3 are presently being held, with 41 Nigerians having been kidnapped and 58 killed. In 2006 72 expatriates were kidnapped and in 2007, the worst year to date, 172 were kidnapped.

However, both Bristow and Aero/CHC now have journey management and security procedures in place, which makes other, softer targets more likely to be taken.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 17:02
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Aser - if you interested the 1st Bristow S92 will arrive Lagos on 14 Dec - it has only been delayed surprisingly by NNCAA bureaucracy.

A second dedicated SAR S92 arrives in Sep 09.

Get your CV in.
Humm...
I'll wait for the moment, but keeping an eye on it! Don't know if they want
senior f.o. expats ...

Today:
Captains for Sikorsky S92 SAR Operations
Bristow
View Employer Vacancies

* Job Role: Captain
* Job Hours: Full-Time
* Location: Nigeria
* Job Position: Permanent
* Company: Bristow
* Salary: Commensurate with Industry Standard
* Job reference: WASBU(SAR)
* Posted Date: 28 November 2008 16:03:26

Bristow Helicopters is recruiting SAR Experienced Captains for its West Africa Operation in Nigeria, in support of the Offshore Oil Industry.

Minimum Requirements:

ATPL(H)
Instrument Rating
PIC medium/Heavy
Winching Experience

TT min 3000hrs
Offshore min 500hrs

It would be advantageous for the candidate to have previous military SAR experience or Captain experience in a dedicated civil SAR Unit, and working knowledge of:

Autohover
FLIR
Night Sun/Low light Cameras/Associated SAR Equipment

Suitable candidates not type-rated will be offered an S92 type rating.
Regards
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 00:21
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What's new???!!!???



What a question! German news report up to 500 people dead in Nigeria after local elections. Looks like this country will never change.
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 12:11
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What's up ASER?

Are you not happy there in Spain?

B.t.w. I work in Italian Hems and INAER rumors told they're looking for people to be employed in your sunny country......

Anything wrong?

Ciao

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Old 30th Nov 2008, 17:19
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maeroda, from day one in this industry, I like to know what's going on around the world, just in case...

Regards
A happy Aser
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 19:35
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UL,

I guess Mama was referring to the unfortunate incident where a blade stand was blown over inside the hangar by an EC225 doing a maintenance run outside
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 22:22
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Thanks, Phone Wind
It never seems to end for them, does it?
All I can say is I'm glad I'm not there right now, 'cos they seem to be living in interesting times.

Ciao,

UL
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Old 1st Dec 2008, 01:01
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Flying in ghana

No one in Ghana?

I would appreciate a chat to anyone who is or was in Ghana.

Thanks

HF
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Old 1st Dec 2008, 19:25
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Ghana

The Bristows guys were in Takoradi (Ghana) and have moved back to Accra approx 2-3 weeks ago
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 07:08
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Question is bristow Nigeria hirring engineers??...contact??

Hey,just wondering if Bristow nigeria is hirring engineers. Canadian Engineer with 117,365 and76 endorsments as well as lights...not alot of A/F experience on 365 or 76 but have 20+ years experience with Arriel Engines...Pms welcome
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 10:46
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Go for it!

Bushrat,

If you're talking about Bristow in Nigeria, I'd think they'll have you on shift by the weekend if you contact them today!
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 11:13
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Thumbs up yes...Bristow Nigeria

I am in East Africa at the moment on holidays....looking for touring position....please pm me contact info.

Cheers

BR

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