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the Zapata Investigator
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No: 3103   Contributor:   Year: 2017   Country: Singapore
the Zapata Investigator

The Ivestigator laid up in Singapore's Jurong harbour after working in the gulf of Thailand in 1975. The picture was taken in November 1975
Picture added on 13 January 2017 at 11:08
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I was rig mechanic when I japan worked in rig for 2 years until I left after working in Thailand worked in Philippines new Guninea, I was stationed in Singapore

Added by Ronnie Chadwell on 14 September 2017.
Ronnie,
I worked as rig electrician on the Zapata Navigator 70-73 for three years from Darwin and Perth. Ron Marks was my opposite and he had worked on the Investigator previously. I remember several guys being Toolpushers "Lightening Elliot" (he had many funny sayings), Gordon Wallace, ( a very decent guy whom I liked very much) Don York ( a good guy as well). Rig Managers Wayne Callan, Jack McGuffin ( Very strange fellow with light fingers) Driilers, Ron Parks, John Dunford, Both rigs were very basic compared to today's rigs and they were hard work and you had to be young and dumb to stick around but it was enjoyable.

Added by John Hansen on 01 January 2018.
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