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by Max Oiltemp
Fri May 20, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: FIRST ENGINEER – FIRST OR SECOND CLASS MOTOR CERTIFICATE
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: FIRST ENGINEER – FIRST OR SECOND CLASS MOTOR CERTIFICATE

That used to be the case, JJ - unless they're truly desperate. And for 1st or 2nd class in multiple locations, they may be - I sat on interview panels in '97 or '98 where they were making direct hires. Ironically, I worked more hours a month as a casual than I did as a regular employee - I know of a...
by Max Oiltemp
Wed May 18, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2430

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

That's interesting - Over the years, I've made out countless testimonials for ratings and junior engineers that were Company documents on Company letterhead. True enough, IIRC, most, maybe all of the Canadian engineers presented me with the TC form and asked me to fill it out but worldwide, I rememb...
by Max Oiltemp
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Gulf Ice Video
Replies: 37
Views: 2071

Re: Gulf Ice Video

The Terry Fox was built by Beaudril in Vancouver. It now is in the CG fleet after being leased for 2 years in 92' the bought outright. Wow! A blast from the past in this thread :mrgreen: IIRC, Beaudril had 4 ships of their own up there - the two big boys were the Terry Fox and Kalvik; their smaller...
by Max Oiltemp
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

Icing in sea bays is already incorporated in PPS 2 Exams. PPS1 as well, to a certain extent - i.e: 'Configure generators for ice.' Even down South in Northumberland Strait, it could be an issue. With manual recirc of the O/B discharges back to the sea inlets, I distinctly remember getting confused ...
by Max Oiltemp
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Sulphur Diesel
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Low Sulphur Diesel

FWIW, I have spent the last few years working for a 'green' seismic outfit - SCR exhaust treatment, trick glycerine-based stern tube lubricants, biodegradeable hydraulic oil for the deck machinery, etc., and low-sulphur diesel (one of their major marketing strategies was the vessels' low carbon foot...
by Max Oiltemp
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: New Kid in the PPS Neighbourhood
Replies: 1
Views: 611

New Kid in the PPS Neighbourhood

FYI, PPS Level 1 has recently become available at Holland College Marine Training Center in Summerside, PEI. They don't have a cadet program there so the simulator is more readily available for upgraders and the waiting list - if any - should be minimal.

Regards,
by Max Oiltemp
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alfa Laval PU 100E
Replies: 4
Views: 4139

Alfa Laval PU 100E

Yet another purifier question - I'm thinking that I can't see the forest for the trees but has anyone seen this before? No loose carbon in the bowl and the discs are clean. We opened her up due to an increase in um.., vibration :roll: . Why on Earth would it only build up in one section like that? T...
by Max Oiltemp
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Main Bearing Check
Replies: 5
Views: 3801

Re: Main Bearing Check

I suppose that all depends, do you want to find the one in worst condition, or the one in the best condition? I do believe that may have been the reason the shoreside mechanic protested so vigorously against my suggestion that we look at the drive end bearing, preferring instead to remove one at th...
by Max Oiltemp
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Main Bearing Check
Replies: 5
Views: 3801

Main Bearing Check

If, during a partial overhaul, one was to drop a single main bearing on a 9 cylinder medium speed genset engine of 1800 Kw to check for condition, which position should it be?

Beer may be riding on your responses! Thanks
by Max Oiltemp
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Davies is in the Running!
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Re: Davies is in the Running!

..... will buld the ships in sections then they will be shiped to davies to be assembled, its a win-win set up, it will be mass employment at seaway marine and at davies Oh, Oh!!! This sounds familiar! Can anyone say CFI ? Change 'Davie's" to 'Catamaran Ferries International' and this all soun...
by Max Oiltemp
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Found what you were looking for ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4925

Re: Found what you were looking for ?

Hi Martin - I've been wanting to get back to Canada for the last year or so (exchange rates have been killing me!) and answered an ad from Colleen at Atlantic Towing. Looks like I'll be assigned to a position on one of their UT-722s :D so this would be a good opportunity to thank you for all the eff...
by Max Oiltemp
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Chief Engineer wages
Replies: 21
Views: 24311

Re: Chief Engineer wages

Somewhere between 100 to 120 thousand is the norm. More in the offshore. rgds Maybe on a new generation DP3 rig, drillship or large heavy lift/subsea construction/dive support/ROV vessel or maybe a brand new DP3 pipelayer but those are specialty vessels and you don't have a hope of getting one of t...
by Max Oiltemp
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Applied Mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

Re: Applied Mechanics

I keep telling myself that the exams can't be that difficult since everyone else has passed them. I wouldn't say that everyone else has passed them. I know more than one person who has tried two or three times before giving up. Some people just have a difficult time getting their heads around the m...
by Max Oiltemp
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Engineers losing control (skills)....
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Re: Engineers losing control (skills)....

I guess any training is a Good Thing but if it is not used immediately and often, it will slowly seep away until you're more-or-less back where you started. I took a DP maintenance course at Lowestoft College four years ago but have had ETO's on all my ships since and despite having passed the cours...
by Max Oiltemp
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Applied Mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

Re: Applied Mechanics

Hi Jon - I was able to do all the Applied Mechanics exams through 1st Class with only high-school math and Reed's Volume 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers. If you're really rusty, you might want Volume 1 as well - Mathematics for Engineers. Actually, The Reeds' series - along with C.C. Pound...

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