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Cormorant Alpha
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No: 644   Contributor: Gus Mackay   Year: 1978   Country: United Kingdom
Cormorant Alpha

In a storm a few years ago
Picture added on 24 January 2008
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Gus, I remember it well

Added by Alan King [cat] on 27 September 2008.
Wish I could remember it as well. I worked for James Scot so I tended to move around a lot. I know I've been on it but no idea when or why or for how long. My sole recollection is of my sleeping in rec area behind a survival suit rack with somebody else sleeping under a pool table. I know its not a dream 'cos I took a pic from the barge of it. Maybe we were stranded on it by bad weather. Whatever, that really is my only memory.

Added by Alan Clark (Oilslick) on 31 December 2010.
It was on a day like this during Christmas of 1983 that my hard hat was whipped off my head on the Cormorant helideck whilst on a chopper shift change. It hit the props putting the chopper out of service, I was a hero on the Treasure Hunter where they couldn't get to work but those on the platform, who I was stuck with and couldn't get off work for around another 12 to 15 hours, wanted me to walk the plank!
Does any one remember this event?

Added by Tony Easom on 17 January 2011.
Yes, I was H.L.O. on the Hunter, now on Cormorant.

Added by CAT on 04 February 2011.
yes I worked as welder for oceanic for about 6years on dunlin and cormorant remember incident my mates were Andy Robertson Trevor Gibson Harry Rorie Jim Taylor Ronnie Klaus.

Added by Ian Hallford on 24 December 2013.
[PAT]PJ O'ROURKE
I WORKED ON CORMORANT A
FROM 1978-1988 AS CRANE FOREMAN

Added by P J O'Rourke on 02 December 2014.
Was on for a few trips summer of 78 for McMillan offshore just before getting married remember spending most of shift climbing up and down the legs

Added by Terry mc feely on 30 January 2015.
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