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Treasure Hunter in a Storm
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No: 2636   Contributor: George Seear   Year: 1977   Country: United Kingdom
Treasure Hunter in a Storm

Whilst pulled off the Brent Charlie.
Picture added on 30 May 2012 at 16:10
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This must have been just before she came to the Heather Alpha around July 1977. This was my offshore home on Heather for nearly two years after that. Great picture, I've also rode out these storms. Great days!!!

Added by Tony Easom on 02 June 2012.
Hi Tony, I cant remember when exactly I got laid off from Brent "C", but I do have a lot of pictures that I took while I was on there, there are some of the HERMOD, that was the giant crane that lifted a huge module right over the top of Charlie and also put the flare stack together. I will get them off to everyone when I come across them but I can't seem to find them right now, anyway it was a very interesting time that I spent on that platform.

Added by George Seear on 19 June 2012.
I did my first trip offshore on the Treasure Hunter as a stand in Greenhams crane operator on the two Manitowoc 4100 cranes on there at the time. Arrived in the middle of a howling storm on 28th December and demanded back on the chopper! Fortunately they wouldn't let me go and I loved it when the storm abated. Many many happy memories of the Hunter on the Brent Charlie and North Cormorant hook ups.......Friends made then are still friends now - North Sea tigers indeed!

Added by Alex Craib on 23 June 2012.
does anyone remember my old man Robin Annable, starboard crane operator, 1977?


Added by Karl Kirk on 23 December 2012.
I was on the Hunter in '77 during the Heather Alpher hook up. Can't remember port or starboard as she didn't have a pointed end! But I remember the noise of those damned crane diesel engines when I was billeted in a container under the cranes. So it was probably your Dad who kept us awake at night!!! Ha ha

Added by Tony Easom on 27 December 2012.
I was on board after 1977 when it was alongside the Brent C, First flight was on to the Hermod and later the tresure hunter, I have photos from back then I will look them out and share

Added by Ian Scott on 01 December 2015.
I was a painter working for jack tighe on the brent c in 1979 and 1980, often accommodated on treasure hunter, and treasure finder, weathered some horrific , storms, great food and great group of work mate ....the bears

Added by Brian on 14 December 2016.
Hi karl I worked with your dad on the t hunter for 7 years and he drove the port crane we had some great times we always traveled together from teeside to Norway for all those years is he still with us would love to see him again for more beer where we left off those were the days get in touch karl if you can cheers Mick smee.


Added by Mick smee on 31 August 2017.
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