Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

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Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:58 am

I am from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK originally but now live in Napier.

I am currently and for the next 5 weeks at work though :( which is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaaW4UI7cCg

somewhere in the Gulf of Campeche off Mexico building an oil rig.
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby red-devil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:06 am

what position are you holding

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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:35 am

Er we are currently floating upright!

Normally wouldn't have a clue :? and I'd tell you to ask a navigator but today for once I actually know.

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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby badnuz » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:55 am

wonder if those hooks are rated!

i think we want to know what posistion on the boat you have... cook, captian, etc etc?
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:58 am

Oh right!! That would be rank!

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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:50 am

The big hook is rated at 1800tons so it could probably recover every vehicle on ORE all stuck at the same time
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby badnuz » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:14 am

ice4x4 wrote:The big hook is rated at 1800tons so it could probably recover every vehicle on ORE all stuck at the same time


8grand the lot :mrgreen:
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:56 am

badnuz wrote:
ice4x4 wrote:The big hook is rated at 1800tons so it could probably recover every vehicle on ORE all stuck at the same time


8grand the lot :mrgreen:



8 grand each and I could retire!! :lol:
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby red-devil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:50 pm

2nd engy


dam boy youll be having fun, and i wish i had ur pay cheque.

i used to work on super yatchs. the biggest was 140m

so wots your rig your looking after at the mo

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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:37 am

red-devil wrote:2nd engy


dam boy youll be having fun, and i wish i had ur pay cheque.

i used to work on super yatchs. the biggest was 140m

so wots your rig your looking after at the mo

jono



I bet you don't wish you had my mortgage though! :shock:

I have a few mates who have gone the yacht route, job for a single man though. I don't think the wife would let me swan it in Nice or Monaco for 8 months a year. Maybe if she ever throws me out :lol: . Plus I only work 6 months a year in this job.

I have a 1988 Range Rover Classic. No mods yet but I have loads of plans in me heed! I've had it about 6 months so I'm just getting into 4wding. I have only been out twice but I loved it.
It's a bit of a nostalgic thing for me as my dad passed away a couple of years ago and he used to have one when I was a kid and he'd take me offroad in it.

Where are you working now? Are you still at sea?
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby red-devil » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:44 am

ture it dose cost a lot to get quilify. are you planning o working your way up to cheif.

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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby ice4x4 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:38 am

I'm only 1 rank away from chief now, hoping to sit my class 1 in 2012 but like you say it's bloody expensive especially when you take into account lost wages whilst at college!

Are you still working at sea?
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Re: Bobbing around in the Gulf of Campech

Postby red-devil » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:48 am

nope.

got married in rome spent a xmas an new year away. then came home.

im tryin to find a nice skippers job in nz

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