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by tintean
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 67
Views: 2892

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

As you say, it is a good base but a good base would be preferable in your early 20s; not a lot of good in mid 40s or 50s. Who can afford to be entry level at that stage of life?
by tintean
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 67
Views: 2892

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

We are not Engineers either. I've had this discussion many times over the years with the rabid types who think this occupation is the be all and end all. Real Engineers are the people who designed and built the machinery we work on. We are little bits of mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, welders...
by tintean
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 67
Views: 2892

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

All the hoopla about tickets is irrelevant anyway. When CETA and TIPP are implemented in full, there will be no more Canadian sailors. That's O K for us older guys but I would urge younger people to find a new career while you have time or figure out how to live on 3rd world wages in Canada. That se...
by tintean
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 67
Views: 2892

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

Just had some experience with two of those 2010 Chiefs. If anyone needed some training ,they did. I was surprised they actually had second class tickets. One would have made a good oiler, the other good ballast. They couldn't compare to the guy who had the original 1st class.
by tintean
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 67
Views: 2892

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

It should never have been instituted in the first place. If you want the ticket, serve the time and do the exams. How the hell can you justify giving 1st class tickets to guys who yesterday only had 3rds and 4ths.
by tintean
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: TC 2nd Class needed for ex NTCL operations
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: TC 2nd Class needed for ex NTCL operations

These guys have got to be dreaming in technicolor. 102 K, no rotation, 50 year old boats. Might get a 4th class to work for it under the conditions listed.
by tintean
Sun May 07, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: de salinators/ watermakers
Replies: 1
Views: 217

de salinators/ watermakers

Are there any regulations regarding the distance from the coast that a watermaker can be used. A manual for one brand stated 50 miles while another stated 25 miles, a third manual doesn't specify any distance. I would assume that something as important as your water supply would be regulated somehow.
by tintean
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: questions
Replies: 1
Views: 367

questions

Anybody out there with information about Superport Marine in N.S. --- Pay, rotation, conditions etc??????
by tintean
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: MED
Replies: 2
Views: 895

MED

Again on MED Refresher!!. What about tickets that expire on Dec 31 2016. ( tickets that have recently been renewed) It says they can be turned in for STCW 2010 CoC--CoP for balance of 5 year term. Does this mean that the refresher course is not required?? Who writes up these regs? I think it would h...
by tintean
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: MED refresher
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: MED refresher

Just looking at the requirements for STCW 2010. It seems to me that if your certificate expires on Dec 31, 2016 or before you do not need the MED refresher course until you go to renew again (i.e.) in 2021. Am I not understanding this correctly?
by tintean
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Atlantic Towing looking for full crew
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

Re: Atlantic Towing looking for full crew

As for looking after their own; Atlantic Towing is a New Brunswick company, owned by Irving Oil. When I worked with them there were Poles, Russians, Bulgarians etc. working there and none of them lived in Nfld. In fact I was the only Newf on the ship.
by tintean
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: wages
Replies: 1
Views: 724

wages

What is the rate of pay, generally speaking, for 2 CM on the Great Lakes??
by tintean
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: MED refresher
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

MED refresher

Can anyone explain, in plain English the regulations for MED refresher course. Is there a "grandfather" clause? When does it come into effect and what will it entail.
by tintean
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SCTW10 Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Briefly; what changes will STCW 10 bring?
by tintean
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Marine Medical
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Marine Medical

Had a heart attack 3 years ago. Have been cleared to work by Cardiologist, personal physician and passed a TC Medical in July 2013. 3 months ago my medical was lifted and replaced with limitations. basically I'm about to lose my job because a nurse in Ottawa seems to think he knows more than 3 Docto...

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