Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Yesterday in Newcastle
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2007 Jun 15, 13:59 -0700

    
    
    
    
    
    The Pasha Bulker, for such is the name of this ill-fated 40,000 tonne
    bulk coal carrier, remains firmly wedged on Nobbys Beach at Newcastle,
    although I don't think anyone underestimates the difficulties involved
    in dragging it off there. The most powerful tugs in the land, from
    Sydney and Melbourne, have arrived and are now standing by as
    operations continue. Although the hull has been partially breached it
    is hoped the inner hull is unaffected. Another gale has been forecast
    for this weekend. So far it is just raining.
    
    This sorry episode has added a new phase to the language, donated by
    the surfing and youth culture of Newcastle. 'Doing a Pasha' means just
    landing somewhere unexpectedly and hanging out, despite being clearly
    uninvited and unwelcome. Being an awkward guest, difficult to get rid
    of.
    
    
    LOL!
    
    Pasha International was the last shipping company I was contracted with
    when I was actively going to sea working the big shipping rigs. Good
    company to work with. The company knows how to take care of its officers
    and rates and the company vessels I sailed on (7 years total with Pasha
    Int.) were well maintained and up to date. It could have been any ship
    from any shipping firm that ran aground.
    But it did give me a chuckle hearing "Doing a Pasha".
    
    
    --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
    To post to this group, send email to NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, send email to NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com
    -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site