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- Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:20 pm
- Forum: Crew Mess
- Topic: Canada Transportation Act Review - Report
- Replies: 25
- Views: 3639
The Review heard repeatedly in consultations and from stakeholder submissions that seafarers are aging and the pool is diminishing, not just in Canada, but throughout the Western world. Recruitment is difficult—young people are not attracted to the maritime lifestyle and the prospect of long periods...
Alright JK, This one you have to explain for me. Usually, the idea of merging departments or 'regions' involves one of the two disappearing to save money. In my opinion, the Coast Guard base in Québec city will probably never close because there is always serious ice bottlenecks a few miles from the...
- Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:57 am
- Forum: Crew Mess
- Topic: Let's do a gas price comparison
- Replies: 20
- Views: 7492
Every time I complain about the price of gas someone tells me: "Have you ever compared the price per litre for other liquids, such as wine or even perfume? Cheap wine starts at $10 per litre and you would be hard pressed to find perfume below $100 per litre"
- Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:46 am
- Forum: Training Room
- Topic: 2nd class Qualifying Time
- Replies: 3
- Views: 4456
Canada Shipping Act - Marine Personnel Regulations Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship 145. (1) An applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate who holds a Fourth-class Engineer certificate with STCW endorsement or a Third-class Engineer certificate for the ...
For various reasons, the hull and equipment of a ship are affected by magnetic fields and tend to become 'impregnated' by the fields over time. For example when major steel-work is done on a ship, the magnetic compass needs to be re-adjusted to compensate for the change in magnetic signature of the ...
- Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:30 pm
- Forum: General Job topics
- Topic: Guild on strike (?)
- Replies: 2
- Views: 4907
Hello Martin, Yes, it is true that the officers working for the tanker division of Desgagnés went on strike on the 16th of November. Until recently, the deck officers were with the Guild and the engineer officers were with the CMOU. The contract that the CMOU had with the company expired in mid-June...
Most oil majors are already converting their old refining lines so that all fractions below diesel fuel are reformed into petroleum coke. Soon most refineries will no longer have bunkers and bitumens because 'pet coke' is worth a lot more per ton and more light fractions can be produced in the moder...
Having been raised in a military family and having served in the Canadian Navy for ten years myself, I totally approve of your 'off-topic' subject. Again this year somewhere around the fifth of November, as per every year, a barely twenty-something young adult asked me in a store why I had a 'little...
- Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:56 pm
- Forum: The Workshop
- Topic: Generator load sharing issue
- Replies: 5
- Views: 11300
Hello Martin, I think I have an answer for Kazi, a similar situation has occurred to me several times before. The problem in each case turned out to be a defective AVR card or maladjusted excitation setting on the AVR. If the excitation setting is not the same on both alternators, the reactive load ...