A Steam Ship and the first ship I sailed on as Cadet. It was the lead ship at the 1977 Spithead review for the Queens Jubilee and considered to be the flag ship of the Merchant Navy. At the time she was well manned and maintained, other then nearly running our of  bunkers ( we had to load 12000 tonne) pretty uneventful trip

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About Me

Ships I have sailed on

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Employed as Marine Technical Authority with CNOOC-Nexen in Aberdeen.  In this role provides Marine Assurance for provision of Marine Services to Offshore Installations. Additionally act in the role of Lifting Technical Authority and Fishing Liaison Officer


My career started as a cadet with BP Shipping Ltd before being made redundant. A year spent with a Uk managed but Israeli owned shipping company brought a wealth of experience both engineering and Life.


Following several years with  Shell Tankers moved into  Diving Support with Halul Offshore, a Qatari company and stayed there for nearly 10 years.


Towards  the end of time at  Halul offshore had a one year sabbatical at James Fisher as Technical Superintendent running Coastal Product tankers.


After final stint with Halul offshore joined Helix Well Ops UK  initially as Technical Superintendent then as Marine Manager before moving to Nexen after  7 years

Brian Beattie       MIMarEST IMarEst  IEng

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