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by Brad
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement

After much posturing and crying in their Soju, they are agreeing to relocate the header tanks from the upper tween decks into the funnel at a suitable height to reach design pressure of LT system. The resistance effectively boiled down to them not knowing how they could fit new tanks through the fun...
by Brad
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement

I agree with everything you say. Unfortunately I wasn't involved in the project during the spec discussions or agreement, yet there it is on occasion, along with 'builders standard' which is another way for them to come up with magical reasons for doing it there way which suits the mistakes made. It...
by Brad
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Good Shipbuilding Practice vs Requirement

Quick question for the wealth of knowledge and experience on here. Is there any class (any society) or statutory rule stipulating that a fresh water cooling system is to be a higher pressure than the sea water system? We are in the final fitting out stage of a newbuild, and run up and testing of sys...
by Brad
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: STCW Refresher courses
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: STCW Refresher courses

So far the consensus is that schools are developing courses to put forward to TC for approval, with target dates of this fall. Then with approval, courses can be ready for 2016 entry. Schools are looking to develop 1 week (30.5hr) all in one courses, as well as individual refreshers.
by Brad
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: STCW Refresher courses
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

STCW Refresher courses

Hello all, It's been a while, With the STCW requirement for refresher courses in Emergency duties (MED's) coming into force Jan 2017, are there any courses offered in Canada yet? I just got off the phone with BCIT in North Vancouver (PMTI to those older than the internet) and they say "We've ha...
by Brad
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Vessel On-hire Survey Report
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Re: Vessel On-hire Survey Report

I found this via Google search: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60150741/Sample-of-Hire-Survey-Report Not AHTS specific though. I find that the CMID template/guide from IMCA is definitely in depth and a bit of a gold standard in the offshore industry. It is not an On hire survey document but it is done an...
by Brad
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nigerian cook survives 2 day in air bubble
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Nigerian cook survives 2 day in air bubble

The Diver may have a few bad dreams, but I guarantee that it will be his proudest moment. All the divers I've sailed with have been the utmost in professional and most of the South African ones have been ex forces, trained in this sort of thing. The day to day of inspecting flow lines or scraping ba...
by Brad
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Building in China?
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Re: Building in China?

Thanks for the post. I am also in China, working out of Qidong, about an hour out of Shanghai. We have most items sent to Singers from Europe directly, usually two containers full. All local items bought are just to get the ship down to Singapore where all spares and tools are then stored up. As par...
by Brad
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Engine Room Layout Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 4324

Re: Engine Room Layout Drawings

Depending where you are in the world you could try a Marine School library.
I know that The Marine Institute in St. John's NFLD library has a full set of ships drawings, systems and all. I believe the Marine campus of BCIT in Vancouver also has drawings on file in the library.
Brad
by Brad
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: CCTV in the engine room
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Re: CCTV in the engine room

The key solution, I think, would be to ensure the camera is facing the switchboard and not the Engineers desk. If the camera is there for a safety tool then it should face the switchboard to monitor for fire or other risks. Any other focus point can be debated for purpose. Cameras and recording devi...
by Brad
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma's engine under water
Replies: 30
Views: 11279

Re: Emma's engine under water

That report sure makes my day...not. I'm currently in China building ships, and the amount of times I've thought to myself "I'm signing this acceptance report?" worries me to no end. We are using DNV which are on site and short handed with one maybe two at times, inspectors for three ships...
by Brad
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Sever residential ties and move?
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Sever residential ties and move?

As I posted in another thread recently; I've been working International since my cadetship over ten years ago. When I returned from my first trip, I went and saw a tax lawyer for advice. The main topic of discussion was obviously; "How do I keep the most amount of money?" The reason I went...
by Brad
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Taxes while working Overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 3075

Re: Canadian Taxes while working Overseas

I've been working International since my cadetship over ten years ago. When I returned from my first trip, I went and saw a tax lawyer for advice. The main topic of discussion was obviously; "How do I keep the most amount of money?" The reason I went to a lawyer before an accountant, is th...
by Brad
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Merry Christmas

That's golden JollyJack!

In keeping with the spirit I have plagiarized it and illegally copied it

Happy Holidays to all.

Brad
by Brad
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2012 Oct - CIMarE VIB monthly meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Re: 2012 Oct - CIMarE VIB monthly meeting

Let me know Martin if you're going to be there, I might be able to make it.
It would be great to catch up.

Brad

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