Life on the high seas

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

A mas­ter mariner thrilled with his tales of sail­ing the seven seas and Scot­land’s oil boom.

Bob Gib­son was a guest speaker at Ayr Ro­tary Club, telling them of his 15 years in the Mer­chant Navy be­fore he trans­ferred to the North Sea at the height of the oil boom.

He told them of his ex­pe­ri­ences on off­shore rigs which pro­duce a mix­ture of oil, gas and wa­ter – as well as ad­ven­tures in­clud­ing be­ing held at knife­point by pirates in the South China Sea.

Brian Strath­ern thanked Bob for his talk about a ca­reer in which there was, seem­ingly, never a dull mo­ment.

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