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« on: June 06, 2022, 03:22:15 pm »

From my Facebook feed ... advertising cruises

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Oh yes it is after the ship has sailed ...

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 06:31:07 pm »

From my Facebook feed ... advertising cruises

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Now imagining you being put aboard on the pilot boat as the ship swings by, mind.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2022, 07:44:36 pm »

I have had the Hayling Ferry turn back to collect me, which made me feel a complete fraud.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2022, 08:06:53 pm »

I have had the Hayling Ferry turn back to collect me, which made me feel a complete fraud.
It shows you were effective in hayling it.






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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 06:42:22 am »

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Now imagining you being put aboard on the pilot boat as the ship swings by, mind.

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A Merchant ship, by law, has to have a minimum of Officers on board to sail.  In earlier days, if the Radio Officer wasn't on board, it couldn't sail.  Used to take the pilot to the anchorage & await "Sparks" via a pilot boat.
It happened on several occasions I've heard.
Whilst I was a trainee "Sparks" we anchored off Plymouth when my chief/boss (the main Radio Officer) was still shoreside.
The Master was on the phone to head office asking if he could have dispensation to sail with me only to our next UK (United Kingdom) port.
My boss arrived shortly after we started to 'up-anchor'.
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