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by pac22ken
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Train boiler explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 812

1898 Lancashire Boiler

Old Boilers .. took me back 50 years. Mid Sixties between first ship an second or second an third all a bit hazy now.One of a few futile atempts at not going back to sea. Got a job with GLC(Greater London Council) as a stoker GBP6/week . As i recall the Sanitation & Public Baths Dept. An 1898 La...
by pac22ken
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: Fatigue at sea

http://www.professionalmariner.com/September-2014/Greater-workload-means-ships-need-more-crew/
A double whammy on one job .... the M/A and Cook were gone ... crawl out of the bilges , go up
an make your dinner.
by pac22ken
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: Fatigue at sea

My first ship in 1966 - a 96,000 DWT tanker - had a crew of 44 . Today a ship 2x the size would probably have a crew of 24 or maybe less. During my last decade at sea was on some vessels, 20 - 30 years old that when new had more crew. Reduced from 3 Engineers to 2 , 2 to 1 or took off a M/M . Then c...
by pac22ken
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: CE needed by Suncor for shoreside in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: CE needed by Suncor for shoreside in Toronto

I used to like TO when lived there for a while late 80's. After a visit back there last summer dont think I'd want to live there again even with a free penthouse pad. Arrived there late June thinkin Canada Day July 01. Well its totally eclipsed by Pride Weekend.... all sorts of coloured flags everyw...
by pac22ken
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: THE GOLDEN RIVET
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: THE GOLDEN RIVET

Was it one of the Rainbow Flaggwaving Contingent ? L/B/T/G/Q/ He/She/It/Q/2 etc
by pac22ken
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Atlantic Towing looking for full crew
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Atlantic Towing looking for full crew

"Welcome to The Rock" ! That's one of the songs in the Musical "Come From Away". Its getting rave reviews and will be a Broadway hit. Based on the true story when 38 planes were diverted to Gander on 9/11. Almost 7000 pax were stranded there for 5 days but were well cared for by ...
by pac22ken
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TC and Fuel sulpher testing
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

George Orwell's vision of the future wasnñt so far off...... would've been closer if book had been titled '' 2034'' . Appears to me that climate change damage is already done so no matter what emission regulations are passed it won't reverse the damage. Enforcement is NOW but too bad real results ar...
by pac22ken
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: THE GOLDEN RIVET
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: THE GOLDEN RIVET

Sandra from Saskatoon thought it was just a little fastener like the ones on blue jeans.
Golden probly just referred to the colour. Then she went on a cruise an got tawkin
to one of the ships engineers.
by pac22ken
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OMO Packets in the Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: OMO Packets in the Window

Well credit must be given for a very good answer without being given any clue...an especially as it gave me a real good laugh ! :lol: But sorry not the required answer. So heres a clue ... E.P. : " N.J.N.R.R." Its not Enoch Powell..you remember that guy ? They should have listened to his w...
by pac22ken
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OMO Packets in the Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: OMO Packets in the Window

Phook...ill take a wild guess here.....Cranking The Handle !
by pac22ken
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OMO Packets in the Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: OMO Packets in the Window

Yea OK...knew it was a trick question. So now i can throw all those books in the re-cycle bin. Gotta get all my wordly possessions to fit
into two suitcases. Before I go...heres one for you. N.J.N.R.R. ?? Can you crack it ?
by pac22ken
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OMO Packets in the Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: OMO Packets in the Window

Take it easy on me Merlyn...I'm still working on the first question. An OMO packet in the window ? What can it mean. ? Could it be an uppity Mrs. Bucket (Its BOO-KAY dear ! ) type of woman who wants it known that she uses OMO an not any of those inferior products such as Rinso, Persil ,Fab,Tide, Sur...
by pac22ken
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OMO Packets in the Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: OMO Packets in the Window

I'm working on the questions Merl...need a little more time. I tink i got the answer for OMO. L/H V R/H is a tough one...doing mucho research .
by pac22ken
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: First Methane fueled engine
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: First Methane fueled engine

On a serious note... I joined a ship ~ 30 years ago a week after an engineer and three motormen died from hydrogen sulfide. They were opening an un-used sewage pipe..... they were dead in 15 seconds. http://www.hugesettlements.com/articles/maritime-injury-pr2.htm
by pac22ken
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mutiny and ER fight
Replies: 21
Views: 1730

Re: Mutiny and ER fight

1975... a very good year. Can't remember all the gory details of the year ..terrible mens hairstyles..when i look at old photos...but recall docked alongside a Blue Star ship in an Australian port..i tink it was the "Wellington Star". Got invited to a party onboard.. the Officers bar was a...

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