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Old 30-03-2017, 13:45
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When I left the RN I joined Mobil Shipping ,Offices were in London. The Ships I worked on, as 2nd Engineer were:-
Mobil Pinnacle
Mobil Explorer
Tasso
Wapello
Mobil Acme
Corsica
Mobil Refiner
Mobil Exporter
Satucket
Mobil Producer
Mobil Marketer
Matco Thames
If anyone has photos of these ships I would be delighted.
I was in the MN from 73 to 79.
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Old 01-04-2017, 13:21
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I googled Mobil Pinnacle and came up with this, there are others that are watermarked and I don't like to steal them.

We had a couple of Mobil jobs laid up in Brunei around 1982, one may have been the Pinnacle or maybe Pernice?, possibly the Pernice as it was shortened to Pe*is by the troops.

Have you had a good look on the Ships Nostalgia site? http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/
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Pinnacle's sister ship Pegasus had a nasty incident in 73. The ship was off the coast of W Africa, they had been cleaning tanks, they opened the sea valves to take ballast. There was an explosion for'd, four Indian crew men were killed. The cause of the explosion was a static spark caused by the rapid intake of sea water through the tank filling system, the water under pressure was like a huge fountain. After that incident when taking sea water ballast , inlet valves were only opened slightly until the level of sea water was above the valve outlets, then they could be fully opened. Even after the tanks had been cleaned there was still sufficient gas remaining to cause the explosion. To add insult to injury while the Pegasus was in dock at Lisbon a section of the dock wall fell on her.
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There was a lot of it around in those days, the two Shell VLCC's, and the OBO Ocean Bridge that blew up coming to our assistance come to mind.
Not a good time to be on tankers.

Inert gas was a lifesaver in many cases.
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Two Mobil tankers, Comet & Marketer.
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