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by Sébastien
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canada Transportation Act Review - Report
Replies: 25
Views: 1534

Re: Canada Transportation Act Review - Report

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...
by Sébastien
Wed May 23, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Changes in CCG
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Re: Changes in CCG

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...
by Sébastien
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Let's do a gas price comparison
Replies: 20
Views: 5899

Re: Let's do a gas price comparison

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"
by Sébastien
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd class Qualifying Time
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: 2nd class Qualifying Time

In other words: yes. 24 months total, of which 12 must be at sea as EOOW
by Sébastien
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd class Qualifying Time
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: 2nd class Qualifying Time

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 ...
by Sébastien
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Christmas Wishes

Thanks JK,
Filet mignon and shrimp on board for tonight. Would have preferred turkey with the family. Merry Christmas to all.
by Sébastien
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Submarine Trip....
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Submarine Trip....

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 ...
by Sébastien
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Deck crane slew bearing rocking tests
Replies: 3
Views: 6476

Re: Deck crane slew bearing rocking tests

Thanks for posting this JK, this is the first time I see anything on this subject.
by Sébastien
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Red October for real
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Red October for real

I wouldn't give away my 'field notes' for free, I'm surprised they're even considering asking for a set from the Russians.
by Sébastien
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Guild on strike (?)
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

Re: Guild on strike (?)

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...
by Sébastien
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Fuels?
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: New Fuels?

With those astronomic numbers I guess I would be the first to try anything.
by Sébastien
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Seriously Off Topic
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: Seriously Off Topic

ROTFL! I am guessing this guy is a prosperous car salesman.
by Sébastien
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Fuels?
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: New Fuels?

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...
by Sébastien
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: A little off topic
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: A little off topic

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...
by Sébastien
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Generator load sharing issue
Replies: 5
Views: 6548

Re: Generator load sharing issue

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 ...

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