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Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 19:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Agreed, different, fun and dreadful. Per

Agreed, different, fun and dreadful.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 12:17
Replies: 81
Views: 8,996
Posted By Ancient Mariner

I don't care because I drive a Skoda Enyaq. ...

I don't care because I drive a Skoda Enyaq.
Now what? ;)
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 12:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Music is a matter of taste. I rather enjoyed the...

Music is a matter of taste. I rather enjoyed the Ukraine contribution. UK, nice, but nothing exciting.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2022, 06:13
Replies: 78
Views: 10,090
Posted By Ancient Mariner

I've only had kebab in Istanbul about 40 years...

I've only had kebab in Istanbul about 40 years ago, rather nice. Sausages and burgers, classified from shite to delicacies.
Of all the things I've been presented on a plate during my travels, the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2022, 07:49
Replies: 54
Views: 6,045
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Just like for IC-cars, in kW. Hp, British or...

Just like for IC-cars, in kW. Hp, British or Real, so last century.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 18:36
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Our not so humble Skodas have all gone PING, but...

Our not so humble Skodas have all gone PING, but just once, when 4C is reached. Then a small symbol is shown on the display in front of me. Don't know for how long as I focus on the HUD.
Not very...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2022, 18:41
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Not aimed at anyone, just a general observation....

Not aimed at anyone, just a general observation. Heck, I don't even know who here is an aviator.
As for the Herald, I'm quite familiar with that tragedy as we, I was on a 12 pax RoRo, shared port...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2022, 12:09
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

I now understand why aviators are not overly...

I now understand why aviators are not overly happy with us SLF discussing matters aviation. 😉
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2022, 18:40
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Training new crew is commonplace, I've done it...

Training new crew is commonplace, I've done it twice when my ships were sold, reflagged and new, cheaper crew replaced us.
Happens all the time.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2022, 18:31
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

We have our share of salted roads and hard...

We have our share of salted roads and hard winters over here in Viking land, but I've never encountered stuck handbrakes.
And that include cars like '88 VW Jetta, '66 Super Minx, '57 Minx and one...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2022, 14:19
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Using your handbrake every time ensures it will...

Using your handbrake every time ensures it will not stick, ever. 😉
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2022, 20:23
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

That would probably close the ports to most...

That would probably close the ports to most foreign flag ships. Good luck.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2022, 13:12
Replies: 74
Views: 6,320
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Pointy spades have been around here in Norway...

Pointy spades have been around here in Norway forever, meaning before I was born.
We don't do anything more difficult than absolutely necessary.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 20:33
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Nah, we got others to do the dirty work, we just...

Nah, we got others to do the dirty work, we just ate them.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 19:43
Replies: 74
Views: 6,320
Posted By Ancient Mariner

I have four different shovels/spades and a...

I have four different shovels/spades and a snowblower. In addition I have a Sørlandsskuffe....
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 16:21
Replies: 74
Views: 6,320
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Try to dig a hole with a flat spade, pointy type...

Try to dig a hole with a flat spade, pointy type every time.
Flat ones are for shovelling, snow, dirt sand or whatever.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 16:16
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

What, and there was me working an average of 16...

What, and there was me working an average of 16 hrs/day 24x7 for 4 months?
OK, that was back in '80 on a Norwegian flag ship.
Times are indeed changing.
Per
28th Mar 2022, 10:28
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Ticket prices?

I'm in the process of planning our Asia vacation, middle June to early August and finding that tickets from OSL to DPS has increased considerable since two years ago.
I understand the increase in...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2022, 21:06
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Up to now I've never heard of fading orange light...

Up to now I've never heard of fading orange light bulbs either, but you learn something new every day.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2022, 18:58
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

No sea experience needed, maybe that, but certain...

No sea experience needed, maybe that, but certain certicates and courses are mandatory.
What happened with P&O is hardly news, except for the way it was handled. This has happened to all maritime...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2022, 18:52
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Orange plastic fades too, which is cheaper? Per

Orange plastic fades too, which is cheaper?
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2022, 06:44
Replies: 11,452
Views: 4,917,970
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Nope. Per

Nope.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 11:15
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

I don't know how many weeks/days they'll be...

I don't know how many weeks/days they'll be doing, but at that pay, probably not five days.
Pure guesswork as I haven't seen their T&C.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 10:49
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

What makes you think they live anywhere in...

What makes you think they live anywhere in Europe?
On merchant ships, not familiar with ferries, the employer pays travel ship-home-ship.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2022, 11:58
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Just back from a ferry trip OSL - CPH - OSL with...

Just back from a ferry trip OSL - CPH - OSL with Danish DFDS. Crew did two weeks on, two weeks off. Don't know working hours, but I guess 12/12 for day work and 4/8 for watch keepers.
Per
19th Mar 2022, 07:53
Replies: 17
Views: 6,509
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Confirmed all four onboard deceased. Per

Confirmed all four onboard deceased.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2022, 13:50
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

As far as I can tell from Wiki, all ferries carry...

As far as I can tell from Wiki, all ferries carry non - UK flags so probably not relevant.
Per
Edit to add, some are UK flag, my bad.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2022, 13:44
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Seamen have always been an expendable commodity....

Seamen have always been an expendable commodity. Norwegian sailors had a large portion of their wages during WW II put into a fund called Nortraship.
Supposed to be paid out to them after the war....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2022, 12:00
Replies: 178
Views: 29,691
Posted By Ancient Mariner

It was British crew that screwed up on the...

It was British crew that screwed up on the Herald, and as one frequenting the same port, at the same time, it was an accident waiting to happen.
Seamanship didn't seem to exist on those ferries. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2022, 07:20
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Here daytime driving lights are mandatory and on...

Here daytime driving lights are mandatory and on all our cars since 2012 the light switch has been left in automatic and never touched. Works a charm.
I love the aids incorporated into modern cars,...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2022, 13:02
Replies: 46
Views: 4,105
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Try Ba Ba Ba Ba pieju in China, you'll be...

Try Ba Ba Ba Ba pieju in China, you'll be pleasently surprised, and broke.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 17:43
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

We had/have that. Didn't realise it was a...

We had/have that. Didn't realise it was a requirement. 🤔
Learn something new every day.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 12:48
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Skoda has had that since 2012. You can adjust...

Skoda has had that since 2012. You can adjust angle of dip, or no dip.
Per
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 12:47
Replies: 696
Views: 79,270
Posted By Ancient Mariner

Happened to my wife, I gentlemanly started her...

Happened to my wife, I gentlemanly started her car and removed snow and ice before she left our mountain cabin. An hour later I found the car keys in my pocket. She normally takes a coffee break on...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2022, 12:57
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,099
Posted By Ancient Mariner

And all of them speak Portuguese. Go Portugal! ...

And all of them speak Portuguese. Go Portugal!
Per
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