Roy Halsall

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08/24/2009 - 22:50 Hey Jack remember me? I sailed with Dave Massey and Carl Petty on Achatina and I think Paludina. Werent you our personnel officer? Joined 1980, went to pumpman and onto 4th engineer. Couldnt get my seconds though. How you doing?? Drop me a line Roy
08/24/2009 - 22:47 Hey Jac, Of course I remember you "Mingy" We had a few laughs remember. Galley boy was John. I left the Merch. in 1990, went into offshore oil and gas industry. Still here, 51 next month, im over in Nigeria now with Shell Global Solutions. Im on 850 pounds a fucking day!! Were we on Achatina or Paludina together? I was pumpman. Went through for engineer -made 4th, hated it, hated them snobby arseholes. Couldnt get my 2nd engineers ticket so no rook for professional 4th!! Loved the sea, finished up deck engineer on Foreign flagged supertankers! Drop me an e mail bud Roy
04/25/2007 - 07:27 Hi to all who may remember me ( Boo and Tiny??) Achatina 1980? Lima? Paludina? Northia? Rapana?- few more too but memory is fading!! Was pumpman, went to 4th ( when filipinos took our jiobs) but hated it. Left the sea ( which I loved -and still do) and went into offshore industry , oil and gas. Still in it 17 years later. Working for bp as mechanical technician / coach -training Azerbaijan national techs. Been all over the world in this game. 10 years at sea, 5 with Shell. Happiest times of my life, and some great memories. Shell tankers were rough -but we were tough! Worked hard and played hard. Get in touch shipmates.

Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1980 to 1981 Achatina (2) pumpman
1980 Rapana (2) mg 1 mg1 / trainee pumps
1981 Paludina (3) pumpman
1983 Lanistes pumpman
1983 Aulica pumpman
1983 Lanistes pumpman
1984 Lampas (2) 5th engineer
1984 Norrisia (2) 5th engineer
1984 Aulica pumpman
1985 Northia (2) 5th engineer

Anecdotes

Tanker Anecdote Post date Updated date Action
Achatina (2)

Achatina was my first ship in the Merch.

04/14/2010 - 21:48 03/26/2018 - 20:20
Achatina (2)

Achatina was my first ship in the Merch.

04/10/2010 - 20:04 03/26/2018 - 20:20
Lanistes

Lanistes... Fine ship.

02/25/2012 - 17:29 03/26/2018 - 20:30
Lima (2)

Spent 5 months to the day onboard Lima, never stepping of

02/14/2012 - 14:30 03/26/2018 - 20:30
Northia (2)

Sailed on the Northia as 5th engineer, completing my moto

02/16/2012 - 14:17 03/26/2018 - 20:30
Paludina (3)

Have fond memories of my time spent aboard the Paludina!

02/14/2012 - 14:08 03/26/2018 - 20:30
Rapana (2)

Rapana,
An enigma!

04/10/2010 - 19:05 03/26/2018 - 20:20