It was a beautifully crisp, clear winter’s day as Geest Line and the crew of MV TIMOR STREAM celebrated the vessel’s 100th voyage under the Geest Line flag.
It was an especially important occasion as the current Captain, Capt. Dobralskii was also Captain for Timor Stream’s first voyage for Geest Line, back in 2008, also on board was Chief Engineer Kopylov who was signing off after a contract the Chief Engineer. Kopylov was on board for Timor’s first voyage as Second Engineer, since then he has completed 11 contracts on Timor Stream, four as Chief Engineer.
During Timor’s sterling service for Geest Line she has steamed in excess of 770,000 nautical miles, which is equivalent to 35 trips around the world, burning in excess of 33,000 tons of fuel.
Mr Chris Roberts, Geest Line’s Financial Director presented the Captain with a plaque to mark this auspicious landmark. He thanked Capt. Dobralskii and his crew for all of their hard work for the company, and wished them well for their forthcoming voyage.
Timor sailed from Portsmouth Tuesday 16 Feb 16 and will fly their special 100th voyage flag into France, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent, Antigua, St Kitts and Dominican Republic during her 28 day round voyage, returning to Portsmouth 13 Mar 16.
Terry (on the right) joined Geest in February 1995 and guided the company through the transition period into the world of advanced computer technology, aiding the company through IBM AS400 to Shipnet with SQL server technology and onto Flexship, a fully integrated business system. His programming knowledge as well as his business acumen promoted a culture of continuous improvement whilst ensuring that systems remained reliable in a time when developments were continuing at a pace with demands for the latest equipment.
Terry also supported Winfresh during the time of basic PC’s to the set up of the Southampton office and then the move to Stansted. Terry managed the implementation the development of communication and business systems between Stansted, Portsmouth and the Caribbean.
Terry was a well respected member of the team who will be looking to spend more time indulging his passion of sailing, once he has finished decorating the house! we wish him a long and happy retirement and he leaves with all our thanks for a job well done.