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by offshoresnipe
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Filter change
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Filter change

When doing a filter change on Cat 3516's, does anyone else rotate the Aux. filter out and place that filter into the main filter housing along with two new ones, and then put a new filter into the Aux filter housing. I have been on vessels where we did not touch the Aux filters and only replaced the...
by offshoresnipe
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cooldown/warmup
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

Engine cooldown/warmup

Having one of those discussions in the MCR, about just what are the right temps to reach for the lube oil prior to securing the engine and what temps should the jacket water and lube oil be at prior to bringing it to full speed and putting it online after startup. Seems to be a wide range I have hea...
by offshoresnipe
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tank Tonic
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Tank Tonic

Big help BP, thanks for the information, I will let you know what we do and how it all comes out.
by offshoresnipe
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tank Tonic
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Tank Tonic

We have drums of Tank Tonic, a fuel biocide and fungicide additive. When I opened up the drums the top 1/3 or so had crystallized. About all I can find so far is it needs to be stored at above 50 deg. F. Not sure if going below would cause this or not. Any info would be great, thanks for your help. ...
by offshoresnipe
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: seafarer certification fraud
Replies: 11
Views: 3682

Re: seafarer certification fraud

I think we might have a fake one in our engine room dept., he is a expert in everything but our equipment.
by offshoresnipe
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ships Drawing
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Ships Drawing

On watch the other night was digging through drawing of the ship systems to trouble shoot a problem, and found this stamped on some of the drawings, thought some of you might enjoy it. WARNING! THIS IS NOT AN OFFICAL SHIPS DRAWING! ONLY ONE POOR INDIVIDUAL'S ATTEMPT TO DRAW UP THINGS AS FOUND TO MAK...
by offshoresnipe
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nigerian cook survives 2 day in air bubble
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Nigerian cook survives 2 day in air bubble

I am sure the diver is having a few bad dreams himself.
by offshoresnipe
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma's engine under water
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Re: Emma's engine under water

Thanks JK for downloading it for me.
by offshoresnipe
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: GOM Oiled
Replies: 37
Views: 16557

Re: GOM Oiled

Not sure why I can not get it to link to this site....

But google Stephen Bertone Chief Engineer and watch the video shot in 2010 on c-span.

INVESTGATION OF DEEPWATER HORIZON EXPLOSION, STEPHEN BERTONE.

It is long over a hour, so have a pint or two around.
by offshoresnipe
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma's engine under water
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Re: Emma's engine under water

Could not down load, but just read from Maritime Denmark (21/03) that a installation error caused the flooding.

"Water went to the engine via holes around the massive wiring in the tunnel".
by offshoresnipe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma's engine under water
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Re: Emma's engine under water

Talking with a fellow engineer and we are wondering what the size of the thruster is and motor? Anyone know?
Looked on-line but could not find anything, just curious is all. Has to be big to move her and to flood the E/R that fast.
Thanks
by offshoresnipe
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Pure Genius
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Re: Pure Genius

Boy I just wish I had come up with this one.
Pure Genius is what it is BP, thanks for shareing it, I have passed this along to a few other engineers all have had the same reaction.
by offshoresnipe
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Restoration Plan for World War 1 Light Cruiser.
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Restoration Plan for World War 1 Light Cruiser.

Somewhat along the same lines, two good books on the salvaging of the WWI German High Seas Fleet. Good reading and some great pictures and drawings. While reading the books I kept thinking no computers, calculators just slide rules and a very tough bunch of workers. Cox's Navy by Tony Booth Jutland ...
by offshoresnipe
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Assistance Request: Looking for ATB Information
Replies: 8
Views: 3307

Re: Assistance Request: Looking for ATB Information

I'm sure you did fine!
You seem to have passion about the industry, which is a good thing.
You may want to contact the company and just ask for information, drawings, specs on the vessel etc.
Can't score if you don't shoot!
by offshoresnipe
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma's engine under water
Replies: 30
Views: 11125

Re: Emma's engine under water

Ahhh, what a mess, but I am sure she will be back in service.
In 2006 Dockwise had the Mighty Servant sink off Angola in 62 meters of water, Smit Salvage raised her back up.
If you have not viewed it yet go to the Dockwise website and check out the movie "Reinstatement of the MS3".

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