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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:33 am 
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So the North Sea has claimed another 16 lives. 1 had a 1 month old daughter, another was a newly wed, 1 was going home a day early and 1 had stayed on to cover another boys shift for a few days. I can gaurantee every rig in the north sea is feeling this today as i know we are. I'll be on a chopper in a few days time heading home.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:59 am 
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Very sad news.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:24 am 
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My first thought when I saw that news was of you. Really sad news again.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:40 am 
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thanks Pete. news like that spreads like wildfire out here. All the rigs must have known in about an hour. puts the shits up everybody.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:44 am 
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Another tragic loss!

My thoughts are with the family and friends.

Al.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Pretty tragic news. Likely to herald a return to transfers using boats rather than choppers?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Thank goodness you posted Haggis, I was worried how long we'd take to notice you were absent if you were on the chopper.

Velo of the MacRetro Clan :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:36 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Thank goodness you posted Haggis, I was worried how long we'd take to notice you were absent if you were on the chopper.

Velo of the MacRetro Clan :D


Considering the amount of parts folks are waiting on from me it wouldn't take long dude :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:52 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
My first thought when I saw that news was of you. Really sad news again.

Strangely enough, me too


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:39 am 
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mtbfix wrote:
Pretty tragic news. Likely to herald a return to transfers using boats rather than choppers?


No chance. Even from the closest installations, transfer by boat takes several hours, and weather can delay loading/unloading for days, even when choppers are still able to fly.

Awful news. Really subdued atmosphere around town at the mo.


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