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by camshaft
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Filling out the ER Log
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

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: 4
Views: 240

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: 1981

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: 2575

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: 2575

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: 880

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: 2575

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: 685

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: 2575

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: 2429

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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