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by JFC
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Goundar Shipping Fiji
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Goundar Shipping Fiji

Goundar shipping has the old Queen of Prince Rupert and more recently the Queen of Chilliwack which is shown in this article photo.

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=385626
by JFC
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Ice Breaker Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 1439

Re: Canadian Ice Breaker Fleet

I think we may be deviating a wee bit off course here. The issue is our own state has been telling us for years, about the changes they be a coming in "Our" Canadian Arctic.....and really, some of you/us on this site have witnessed these changes real time. Unfortunately, the people that we...
by JFC
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Marine Engineering Books and Manuals for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Re: Marine Engineering Books and Manuals for Sale

Everyone. Thanks for the interest. This collection has been sold. Cheers
by JFC
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Marine Engineering Books and Manuals for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Marine Engineering Books and Manuals for Sale

I have a large collection of Marine Engineering Books and Manuals used over the course of a career from Cadet to Superintendent. There is 8 Reeds Series Books, 9 from the Kandy's Series and 13 Miscellaneous Books including Osbournes, John Lamb, Southerns etc....Can. $300 obo Located Vancouver Island...
by JFC
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: "AJ" MacEachern
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

"AJ" MacEachern

Marine Engineer "AJ" MacEachern passed away. Born in PEI, He worked with many people in the Canadian Coast Guard and was a well known character in BC Ferries Inc. as well.

http://www.thetisblog.net/front-page/20 ... chern.html
by JFC
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Special Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Special Survey

The only place that I can think of where you may want to record regular testing and treatment for an oil water interface may be in a situation where your operation required water compensated fuel tanks to maintain a certain condition of stability, such as navy ships and you may need to test and trea...
by JFC
Sat May 16, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Malcolm W. Buchanan
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Malcolm W. Buchanan

Sad news the passing of Malcolm well known Marine Surveyor with Transport Canada in Victoria BC.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesc ... =174856475
by JFC
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canada's Submarines - Update?
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Canada's Submarines - Update?

Here some of the latest on this topic that may be of interest.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.2975872

"100% operational" is an interesting description......

:wink:
by JFC
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Australian Spirit
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Australian Spirit

The ship is now alongside in Setubal, Portugal. Interesting to what factors of maintenance or inspection have contributed to such an event. This can only happen with a failure of the pintle bearings or failure of the rudder stock itself I would think. Be interesting case study I am sure. Cheers!
by JFC
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 2 more accidents in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: 2 more accidents in the UK

Reminds me of the "Cougar Ace" if you recall. They were transferring ballast too at the time. Here is an interesting update link to what happened with all the Mazda cars left on board.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/co ... afu-at-sea
by JFC
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Queen of the North Trial - Appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Queen of the North Trial - Appeal

Here is the latest in this saga......

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/ ... story.html
by JFC
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Gondola Crane
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Gondola Crane

It would be cool to fit the gondola with some kind of water cannon for washing down the ships side, and firefighting for cabin deck fires etc....

Cheers
by JFC
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Russian Ship Adrift Off BC Coast,,,,,
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Russian Ship Adrift Off BC Coast,,,,,

All. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/simushir-and-tugboat-barbara-foss-expected-in-prince-rupert-tonight-1.2805168 Incident started off the coast of BC last Thursday in regard to this small Russian Container Vessel. Chumming the water for those concerned about the risks related to inc...
by JFC
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: tail shaft alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: tail shaft alignment

Wow! this is a really good topic, and I hope many of our learned colleagues step up here. This is a good opportunity to share ur experience and knowledge with the next generation. This approach applies to so many things..... Anyway I will start my response off with the fact that I have never heard o...
by JFC
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emma Maersk
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Emma Maersk

Very Interesting reading the report, and the insight of the writers.... "Overall, it is evident from this accident that it is inherently difficult to design safety measures to meet the complexity of accidental events and that the creation of safety and recovery from accidental events rests with...

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