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Brent Bravo
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No: 359   Contributor: Hamish Irvine   Year: 1984   Country: United Kingdom
Brent Bravo

Taken from Treasure Finder after being disconnected and towed to safe distance.
Picture added on 26 April 2007
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Eek! I wonder if I might have got my Bravos and Charlies mixed up? Sorry. It has been a while.

Added by Hamish Irvine on 14 May 2007.
Worked on the Bravo in the mid 80s

Added by Kenny Swan on 30 December 2007.
I worked on Bravo/Finder in early eighties OCS, worked day shift messroom. Charle Bridge worked nights on Bravo, Galley on Finder. Loved both rigs. All catering staff great to work with. Norwegian crew on Finder treated catering staff as part of their crew, but Shell personnel treated catering staff like dirt. They were too sure of themselves, but contractors were great.

Added by Iain Barnes on 25 August 2010.
I worked on the Bravo '83 to '86. I worked for OCS as well, Jimmy Lamb was chef, he was from Bellshill, Glasgow. I worked mess hall, days

Added by John Fairbrother on 02 November 2010.
I worked on the Brent Bravo in the mess room day shift, Charlie Bridge was on nights. I knew Charlie since 1979 when I stayed with his family in North Wales. What a great guy, but loved his brandy too much. He never ate much at all, we were really great friends, he was like a dad to me, I will never forget him, he helped me so much.

Charlie had heart problems and had to leave the rigs, but he kept on drinking day/night and his heart eventually gave in. RIP Charlie. My last trip was on the Treasure Finder in 1984, I left and went to college full time to be a chef. I used to work in the RLQ. Never forget that RLQ was built in Ireland upside down - could see this by the windows.

Enjoyed Brent Bravo, Charlie Flockart was head chef and the chief steward was a young Irish lad who I didn't like, too young for the responsibility. He was a two faced crawler who played crib with the camp boss and was promoted.

Added by Iain Barnes on 13 November 2010.
The platform in the photograph is Brent Delta. Bravo had a 45 degree boom flare and not a vertical tower as shown. Brent Charlie had a vertical flare tower but was a four leg structure. Bravo and Delta were both three leg platforms.

Added by Brian Hill on 27 July 2011.
Thanks Brian - I did have my suspicions about this when I posted it. I ken noo!

Added by Hamish Irvine on 02 August 2011.
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