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by stokes82
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

I've seen a lot of Engineering cadets taking these jobs lately. My advice is to them is not to waste your time. Get your time, use your exemptions and come back with a bigger ticket. You won't learn much there. Get some real world experience then semi-retire there. A note for JK: You will love this....
by stokes82
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: NTCL
Replies: 43
Views: 34095

Re: NTCL

Good to hear that the board has taken action with regards to the management of the last few years. I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the aftermath of the poorly winterized vessel last year and the problems with the 3512s this spring. Wyatt is absolutely right about the maintenance pra...
by stokes82
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd Class Mtr Orals
Replies: 6
Views: 3564

Re: 2nd Class Mtr Orals

Make sure to read up on the Canada shipping act and know where to find the regulations. They went after me on that stuff for 3rd and 2nd class orals. Knowing the answers to the questions you skipped as JK said is also important. Good luck in there.
by stokes82
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: TC marine medical
Replies: 3
Views: 4315

TC marine medical

I did my medical almost 6 months ago and surprise surprise haven`t received the official copy yet. I`m due to ship out just after the 6 months runs out. I have read about being able to extend the temp to 1 year, does anyone have any info about how we do this? I can't get any info from TC. I can't ev...
by stokes82
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts
Replies: 19
Views: 7382

Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

I have recently had to repack shafts on a tug with water cooled gland packings. We used some older packing which i believed to be a tallow covered hemp fiber? It was a white fiber tallow coated packing anyway. I tried to reorder the same stuff but was told by ROBCO all tallow coated packing is now b...
by stokes82
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Ocean Crewing Network
Replies: 1
Views: 3107

Ocean Crewing Network

I was wondering what kind of experience people have had with OCN and the vessels they man. Personally my first call out from them was bad. It was a commercial dragger. I was told all kinds of great things about bonuses and promotions just to get on the vessel. Luckily the vessel was in Vancouver. It...
by stokes82
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Engine Room Rating
Replies: 7
Views: 6943

Re: Engine Room Rating

Jon,

Try the Great Circle Marine website, they advertise for ERAs sometimes. I know a lot of people don't like the SIU but i heard last year there were a lot of call outs and the hall was almost empty in the summer. They could be worth a shot.

Best of luck on the job search.
by stokes82
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: NTCL
Replies: 43
Views: 34095

Re: NTCL

I've worked for NTCL. The experience depends on which part of NTCL you are working for. There is the large western operations and there is eastern operations which runs "ice class" supply vessels. Western operations brings in crews in May for vessel refit and activation with the season end...

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