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    Sticky: ^^^ Harry, that's exactly what I was wondering......

    ^^^ Harry, that's exactly what I was wondering... but I can't really see that the Thais would have access to the UK immigration database. Would any country allow another country access to an...
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    Sticky: I'll be travelling back to Thailand late...

    I'll be travelling back to Thailand late November/early December so am interested in this topic.

    One condition for the Thailand Pass:

    'Note: Must reside in the eligible countries for at least...
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    I was rather hoping it would jog Nidhogg's memory...

    I was rather hoping it would jog Nidhogg's memory so that he could send me this long-promised steak that's never turned up! :)

    The 21st March is in fact quite an auspicious date... the Spring...
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    Wow... some pertinent on-topic discussion! Not a...

    Wow... some pertinent on-topic discussion! Not a mention of passport renewals or SPAM to be seen.

    You have pretty well nailed it Ootai. We use the laser for two main reasons.

    During pipeline...
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    ^^^ Yes... very busy. This is most certainly...

    ^^^ Yes... very busy.

    This is most certainly not a cruise ship and the reason I may seem to 'swan around all day' is because I'm doing a very busy night shift! We're at least two men down due to...
  6. Not only is it a word, it's a way of life! :)

    Not only is it a word, it's a way of life! :)
  7. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ Well, it won't be Tommy, that's for sure! ...

    ^ Well, it won't be Tommy, that's for sure!

    No, no-one seems to know what sparked it off. Well, at least no-one's telling me anyway. A small bribe and the daughter will spill the beans once I get...
  8. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ I think so Mike. Maya is a lot bigger and more...

    ^ I think so Mike. Maya is a lot bigger and more boisterous than Coco so I think it was just a matter of time until she ousted Coco from the bottom spot in the pack. It looks like Coco has been...
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    ^ Two main reasons really. The umbilical is...

    ^ Two main reasons really.

    The umbilical is steel-armoured so sinks onto the seabed immediately. It's just too heavy for the ROV to drag along the seabed. In normal configuration with a decent...
  10. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Since I've been away from home for the past...

    Since I've been away from home for the past couple of months there hasn't been much call to update this thread... and then the wife messaged me on LINE last week to say that Maya and Coco had had a...
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    Ootai, you live and learn! I've just...

    Ootai, you live and learn!

    I've just discovered we surveyed down to 13m water depth, which gave another 300m of inspected pipeline towards shore.

    The vessel draught is 6.7m and procedure is to...
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    A few questions here... I've been a bit remiss in...

    A few questions here... I've been a bit remiss in updating the thread for a few days.

    As MalmoMike mentioned, I've been putting in a few shifts lately... the boat hasn't sunk, I didn't pull...
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    Yeah, but the dog would just have to put up with...

    Yeah, but the dog would just have to put up with it!


    Interesting Mike... do you know what size is the largest dog you can take on a plane without having to go in the hold?
  14. Danish bow-and-arrow attacker who killed five...

    Danish bow-and-arrow attacker who killed five people and injured two during terrifying 30-minute rampage through Norwegian town 'is a Muslim convert known to police'

    A Danish man arrested for...
  15. Kongsberg: Five dead in Norway bow and arrow attack

    Kongsberg: Five dead in Norway bow and arrow attack

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1632/idt2/idt2/364ed34c-0803-4e26-b040-280f7043ac84/image/816
    Five people have been killed and two more...
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    Thanks Hal, this thread has been lacking some...

    Thanks Hal, this thread has been lacking some decent food pics!

    My small experience of Istanbul has put it firmly on my list for a future visit... a proper one when I actually walk around.

    Do...
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    My understanding is that it's the decomposition...

    My understanding is that it's the decomposition of all the organic matter that pours into the Black Sea that uses up all the oxygen. The lack of circulation prevents oxygen mixing with the lower...
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    ^ Yeah, but I just make it look glamorous. You...

    ^ Yeah, but I just make it look glamorous. You don't see all the boring parts.


    Anyway... moving on from passport renewals and trips to Bangkok...



    Well Ootai, now that I've got used to...
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    Yeah, my last one back in February this year took...

    Yeah, my last one back in February this year took nine weeks.

    But just to be clear, I didn't spend the entire nine weeks in Bangkok waiting for it!
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    Yes, and immediately before that 'if you're...

    Yes, and immediately before that 'if you're unable to'...

    So you expect me to lie?

    I just wasn't brought up that way.

    You seem to be just picking the bits that suit your unsavoury...
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    Yes, but Nid, that is for applying within the UK....

    Yes, but Nid, that is for applying within the UK. If you follow the links on that page for applying from overseas, and then for applying from Thailand, it leads to this...

    Exhibit A.
    ...
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    I was hoping you could remember Ootai! :) I'll...

    I was hoping you could remember Ootai! :)

    I'll have to get back to you on this one.




    Yes, bad luck Shutree, I was rooting for you.

    It seems the set of Turkish ear hair trimmers are...
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    I wasn't sure that anyone would spot my...

    I wasn't sure that anyone would spot my deliberate mistake. Well done!

    Now edited and amended.
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    I think a night time Bosphorus passage was well...

    I think a night time Bosphorus passage was well worth the delay.

    After passing over the Eurasia Tunnel (possibly the only tunnel between Europe and Asia) at the southern end of the Bosphorus, we...
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    Nope, not a step was made on Turkish soil. I do...

    Nope, not a step was made on Turkish soil. I do actually have work to do.

    And just a reminder, this isn't a thread about toe nails or about the complexities of renewing passports from Thailand......
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    Oh, I nearly forgot... ...

    Oh, I nearly forgot...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76961&d=1633751639

    Yep, we bumped alongside at 23:05 on 8th October.

    Helge just takes the honours by 30 minutes... it...
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    ^ Yeah, that's a good idea. Maybe the problem...

    ^ Yeah, that's a good idea. Maybe the problem isn't her age... it's just that I'm competing against Roblox, Minecraft, Youtube and Tik-Tok for her attention?


    Soon after 10pm we were just...
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    My daughter often accuses me of being 'old...

    My daughter often accuses me of being 'old fashioned', but at least I've stopped calling it Constantinople.

    What a great city it is, straddling Europe and Asia and with a wealth of history.
    ...
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    I had no stiffy but about three days after my...

    I had no stiffy but about three days after my Pfizer jab I developed a headache and I've still got it now, about ten days later. It's just starting to go.

    My arm was fine.
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    Yeah, not a chance of any shore time. This should...

    Yeah, not a chance of any shore time. This should be a very quick mobilisation... crew on at 9am and off to the Black Sea ASAP. Most of the time will probably be taken up by bureaucracy.


    We...
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    Well, strange things happen at sea. You would...

    Well, strange things happen at sea.

    You would have been right in the mix MM... should have stayed put! :)

    If it makes you feel any better we're now doing 12 knots and already approaching the...
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    Well, not for the first time I find myself very...

    Well, not for the first time I find myself very disillusioned about what people focus on in this thread. This are my best toes as well.

    I've a good mind to show a pic of my big toes... that'll put...
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    Some more history here for you Nid... We hung...

    Some more history here for you Nid...

    We hung around the entrance to the Dardanelles waiting for a pilot.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76878&d=1633674763

    It would be...
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    ^^ Interesting stuff, BB! First light found...

    ^^ Interesting stuff, BB!


    First light found us just north of this small island off the Turkish coast. I'm not sure what it's name is but it's doubtless Greek.
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    No, sadly. There's no chance of shore leave......

    No, sadly. There's no chance of shore leave... we'll be taking on crew and stores at Istanbul and then off.

    They've instructed me to take a couple of days off work on the boat to 'give your head a...
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    Well let's hope it wasn't hereditary, hey! :)

    Well let's hope it wasn't hereditary, hey! :)
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    Tonight as I started up we were just passing...

    Tonight as I started up we were just passing everyone's favourite island, Lesbos. We are well on schedule to enter the Dardanelles after day break.
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    It was bang on time Ootai. :34: BB,...

    It was bang on time Ootai.

    :34:




    BB, there was an old hairy guy, five O'clock shadow, with a slight paunch sat up on the hill. He was wearing a sweat-stained white singlet with black...
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    ^ I instantly got 'YT' but 'subs' and 'merch'...

    ^ I instantly got 'YT' but 'subs' and 'merch' took a while.

    You make me feel ever so old when you write these words, Katie.

    I got my daughter the proper dominoes with dots on but maybe I should...
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    ^ Good thinking HW. I've also got her a set of...

    ^ Good thinking HW.

    I've also got her a set of dominoes... plenty of opportunity to claw back some of the pocket money she gouges out of me! :)
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    I always like a well behaved vegetable! :)

    I always like a well behaved vegetable! :)
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    ^ Yeah, that's what I'm thinking... and it's a...

    ^ Yeah, that's what I'm thinking... and it's a pretty short game as well and doesn't take the whole night... unless you get in the zone and have a session of course.

    In many ways I don't want the...
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    ^ I feel the same... when I lived in the UK,...

    ^ I feel the same... when I lived in the UK, autumn meant the winter was on on its way so I always preferred spring with the promise of summer.

    But autumn colours take some beating.
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    We got burgled a few years ago (everyone was out) and after that the wife wanted to get a gun for protection at home. I think that we British are generally very wary about guns and I refused,...
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    ^ I slept through most of it. And here is the...

    ^ I slept through most of it.

    And here is the southern tip of mainland Greece... what I have just learnt is the Mani peninsular.
    ...
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    x3 Although I had noticed that I hadn't...

    x3

    Although I had noticed that I hadn't received any replies to my Whatsapp messages, but just assumed my daughter was ignoring me again so she could concentrate on Roblox.
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    ^^ Morning Katie! The circles or dots are...

    ^^ Morning Katie!

    The circles or dots are anchored vessels. You can see clusters of them occur around ports.

    ^ Most of the shipping heading up to the northwest seems to be bypassing Corfu and...
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    ^ Exactly. If I'm in for a lifetime's supply of...

    ^ Exactly. If I'm in for a lifetime's supply of free SPAM I can jump off this damn boat at Istanbul...

    How much SPAM Topper?




    No, never worked in the Middle East, although I'm starting to...
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    Lots of questions today... Yes, someone...

    Lots of questions today...



    Yes, someone will replace me. There will be four geos/inspection engineers on for the next project and there will be a lot of change-outs over the eight weeks. I was...
  50. ^^ I'm not fat! Well, you don't have to...

    ^^ I'm not fat!




    Well, you don't have to visit Birmingham.

    Should have carried on down to Bristol... it's nice down there!
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