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by camshaft
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Chief Engineer, Atlantic Osprey
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Chief Engineer, Atlantic Osprey

This was interesting, I understand Atlantic Towing is one of the better companies to work for. I think that like most of the East Coast companies they preferentially hire locals but does anyone know how they had to go looking for a C/E for one of their offshore vessels on such short notice? I would ...
by camshaft
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

Oh yeah the prop out of the water is a good piece of the puzzle. For starters the reduced prop efficiency may be why they needed to increase the shaft RPM to begin with, and more than normally required. Good reason not to let those tugs go too early if you have them. Also as mentioned above if the a...
by camshaft
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

Hi adreno, This is a theoretical scenario right? Of course the biggest worry is shaft/bearing damage - but as BP mentioned first find out if it's excessive heat from the bearing or much more likely a cooling problem. If this is a real situation you're probably alongside now but I'd check all the oil...
by camshaft
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: wages
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: wages

I've thought about this post off and on for years now and I've finally gone back to find it. I'm puzzled that no one seems interested in this. Does no one care what the wages are for marine engineers or does everyone already know it all? Isn't it in our interest to share this info or do we just leav...
by camshaft
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Filling out the ER Log
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Filling out the ER Log

Ok thx JJ, that makes sense to me. If you have 50% of the requirement of (b) (1.5 months in the last 12) you would need say 50% of (a) (6 months in the 4 yrs before that). Or some combination like that.
by camshaft
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: BC Ferries looking for senior engineers
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: BC Ferries looking for senior engineers

They are looking for 1st & 2nd class certificates to work as junior watchkeepers???
by camshaft
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Filling out the ER Log
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Filling out the ER Log

That is from the Book of Words the tome which regulates our lives. Note that it says, first off, "107. (1) An applicant for the renewal of an Engineer certificate referred to in any of paragraphs 100(u) to (dd), (ccc) and (ddd) shall meet one of the following requirements: (a) acquire the serv...
by camshaft
Sun May 29, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

That's interesting JJ. I think this thread might be best moved somewhere else but until then let's explore this anyhow. Just what are we being examined on? I've heard that "I've got my name on it" line when I attempted the fourth class and every ticket since. The written exams are easy to ...
by camshaft
Tue May 24, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

"Boulevard sailor" I like that. Actually it sounds like something quite nice to be paid to do - maybe they were jealous. But I think what you say about the deck side is probably correct.
by camshaft
Mon May 23, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: FIRST ENGINEER – FIRST OR SECOND CLASS MOTOR CERTIFICATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: FIRST ENGINEER – FIRST OR SECOND CLASS MOTOR CERTIFICATE

Well I suppose it depends on what kind of security and benefits you're looking for. I think this is the biggest marine transportation employer on the Canadian west coast if not all of Canada. Strong unionized environment. Security? You don't get more secure than the west coast ferries, they will be ...
by camshaft
Mon May 16, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

JollyJack, that actually wasn't my question. Let me try this. Why does TC require Canadian mariners to use its obscure, cumbersome, and antiquated methods of validating sea service? Why would TC not be willing to accept a testimonial form which has all the required information on it but is in a more...
by camshaft
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Patrol Vessels
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: New Patrol Vessels

Mothballed at 5 years, that's hard to believe. Typically this news report is short on actual facts, what's the story? Ice buildup, capsize, potentially detained by TC? What on earth are they talking about?
by camshaft
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

Generally good advice I'd say, get out there and see what's up and decide what you like to do. Having said that, I learned a long time ago not to give advice unless I know the subject and the person very well. It's difficult to know what an individual person's goals and aspirations are. I'm not sure...
by camshaft
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: companies on the west coast
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: companies on the west coast

Hi dermott03, If you're reading this I'm guessing that you've seen the BCF posting on this forum looking for ERRs, particularly ERRs with a 4th cert. Now there are a number of things to consider here just like any other career/lifestyle decision, but I'm posting this in case you or anyone wants to e...

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