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    I was 2nd mate on a BP tanker at anchor off some port on the east coast of the US. Can't remember exactly which one now. Portland, Maine maybe.
    Watched it on TV in the ships TV room, together with some others and the Chief Engineer. He had been hoping to get a chance to go ashore and meet up with his brother who lived in Boston. But then his brother had to go on a business trip somewhere.

    We didn't find out until a few days later, but his brother was on the second plane that hit the twin towers.

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    Home in the UK for vacation from Abu Dhabi. Just returned to house after taking mom out for dinner. Was first in the house to light the fire and turn on the Telly . Said " hurry up mom there's a good film on TV. " didn't take so long to realize it was for real. Went back to AbuDhabi the next day... Never forgotten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    I was living aboard my 36 foot (11 meter) sailboat in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and working as a salesman for a yacht brokerage. The morning it happened I turned on the radio while making a cup of coffee and heard the news.

    There was a big boat show at Jack London Square, just across the estuary, going on and when I got over there, there were no customers, so we all gathered in the cabin of some big motor yacht and watched the news on TV.
    Luxury I 'd moored up from Lisbon on a far less luxurious tub the Tagus River , some American coleagues told us of first one we all went to their office where they had CNN thinking it a tragic accident , of course after teh second plane the world changed forever.

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    Was on the USS Carl Vinson ((CVN-70) headed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch.

    Had just pulled out of Pattaya, Thailand a few days earlier.

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    In Cyprus en route

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    Came home from work and needed to shop. As I walk past my neighbor, she ran to me and said: "They are bombing New York".

    She was very upset and asked me in. I didn't believe her and thought it was some car bombs or such.

    I was amazed and stunned at the same time.

    Also thought about a guy I heard on the radio years before. Program about highjackings. He said that conventionel highjackings would be out. Flying the planes into skyscrabers would have better effect. Bingo !

    People were sad for days.

    Why, how and who is not talked about between friends or family

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    Narita waiting to board a flight back to Singapore . . . like many others I first thought it was a movie . . . and in bad taste showing it at an airport

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Narita waiting to board a flight back to Singapore . . . like many others I first thought it was a movie . . . and in bad taste showing it at an airport
    Exactly my thoughts when my division came running into my office all big eyed asking if I saw what what was happening on TV. Which I hadn’t.

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