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Safe on board and double pay...... the horror.  :tongue:
 

No doubt you’d prefer to be going home.......

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4 hours ago, Hamish said:

And I hope tax free as you are out of the country and not really in any other country for that matter !!!

Kind off.

Technically, I pay tax, it is just that I am assessed as paying zero rate. Comes to the same thing in terms of my bank account, but it is a distinction seafarers insist on now so that we don't get lumped in with all the tax dodgers!

Basically, I require 183 days out the UK in the previous 12 months (this is a rolling 12 months, not fixed), and I also have to meet various extra criteria with regard to how long I can be in the country (I can't do 6 months away, then 6 months in for example). I never recall the exact ins and outs, I simply pay a specialist sea tax company to tell me what to do! Given my work/leave ratio is 3/2, I never have an issue.

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5 hours ago, thebrookster said:

, I simply pay a specialist sea tax company to tell me what to do! Given my work/leave ratio is 3/2, I never have an issue.

Are Sea Tax still going? They use to be very good at telling you when you had to disappear out of the country, this was when the tax man couldn't make up his mind wether it was 183 days or what ever other combination the men in grey suits came up with. 

Glad to hear that seafarers still get that benefit if they spend so much time away.

Enjoy your leave when you finally get there.

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That’s One bit of good news at Least. 
especially as I watched Captain Phillips last night. 
 

 

sorry perhaps I shouldn’t mention it :blush:

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Well, if you want an idea of how the world's economy is fairing right now, this might give you an idea.

We are anchored just outside Singapore/Malaysia doing a repair to a valve in a Cargo tank. Most of the rest of these ships simply have no cargo to carry! This is forward view, there is same again behind, and these are the ones in sight. I estimate a few thousand vessels are waiting here.

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Apologies for the "wavy" photo, turns out my hand is not as steady as I hoped lol.

Cheers

Phil

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Well, can say one thing for Singapore/Malaysia area, it knows how to rain! Photo doesn't do much justice, but there is over an inch of water on the deck, it and it appeared in about 5 seconds!IMG_20200713_145138_copy_2304x1088.thumb.jpg.998fb6c414bdd25a79ddd2386921aee7.jpg

Looks like next couple of days will involve pulling a piston on the Main Engine, so I shall endeavour to take plenty of photos for y'all!!

Phil

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That looks very wet...
Looking forward to your engine rebuild :) 
Does it have a single engine, so I guess that means you are stranded until the rebuild is 
finished? I am surprised you can do that while moored of the coast but I guess if it all goes wrong you can get towed into port?

cheers Mike

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That's wet!

Presumably you're not trying to pump it all out with the wee diaphragm pump :biggrin:

Nice they're letting you do the job at anchor with the engine stopped. Even if the humidity is a bit over 100%

Looking forward to the pics of the strip down. Why the need for the swap?

Colin 

 

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