Sea trials

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Ferry van Eeuwen


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Sea trials

When I left the sea   -   however, the sea never leaves you....   -   I kept working in a maritime environment and in that position I attended many sea trials of all types of ships. My company installed radio and navigational equipment such as radio stations, satellite communication equipment, radars, echo sounders, direction finders, electronic speed logs and others. I was responsible for the discussions with the yards in preparation of the installation of the delivered equipment, for the supervision during the actual installation, putting into operation of the equipment up to and including the sea trials. During the sea trials all equipment was tested and the ship's officers were instructed in the operation of the equipment, mainly the radar and echo sounding equipment. It was a very nice period in my career and apart from the responsibilities which I liked, I had lots of freedom and was always on the move to visit the yards and new builds in a wide area. There was a great variety of ships which I worked on: small yachts, big yachts with more equipment than most deep sea vessels, sea going dredgers, supply vessels, freighters, tank ships and many others. Never a dull day.



  Pomme & Kelly defeated The Back Dormitory Boys
in the Grand Final by 50,795 votes to 15,159

Pomme & Kelly

We are very proud to announce the first inductees to the Gidol Hall of Fame are the wonderful Dutch duo, Pomme & Kelly.

After storming through their first two round with convincing wins, they met the ever popular Back Dormitory Boys in the Grand Final, but their skill, enthusiasm and electric personality brought them home in style and they walked away with the glory.

We at Gidol were very proud to present Pomme & Kelly with a few additional prizes on top of their world-wide super-stardom. We were able to offer them one years free hosting and domain provided by our friends at Lunarpages. And also, a US$250 cash donation will be made to the charity of their choice.