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by Brian Brooks
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Thanks all. I am aware of the 5000 kw harbour tug provision though I don't have anyone who wants this certificate here. Despite the fact that Hamilton Harbour is Canada's largest fresh water harbour (by ship movements or tonnage), there are no tugs dedicated to Hamilton alone. Based at Hamilton, McK...
by Brian Brooks
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Sorry Martin...I didn't realize the ownership trail on your vessel. Apologies. I should have checked. I'd still like to get your comments on the "boiler/superheater" equipment. If my candidates are going to have to answer these questions I think I'm going to have to go aboard a vessel with...
by Brian Brooks
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hi Jollyjack... I have been running into disturbing problems with various SVMO candidates attempting to obtain their SVMO-R Minister's Certificates after they have completed their course and examination in our school (for their SVMO-T certificate), then passed their practical on board the vessel whe...
by Brian Brooks
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

We have found that many Transport Canada exams contain questions on water superheaters (they're not supposed to contain any "boiler" questions at this level). Superheaters - or similar equipment by another name - are used to provide heat to vessel accommodation and perhaps to process heavy...
by Brian Brooks
Sat May 14, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hamilton Waterfront Trust had a total of 32 graduates of various courses during our first winter season. Not huge. We had only four graduates from our small, fledgling SVMO course, but two out of four are already working for McKeil Marine and we hired one ourselves. (The fourth is on tour in China u...
by Brian Brooks
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hi all: Well, our incubator marine school has graduated 28 light vessel Masters (MED A3 and SVOP) under 15 gross tons, and four watchkeeping engineers (SVMO). Two of the latter are now working for McKiel Marine and eight others studied on their own to write the challenge exam. We don't have all resu...
by Brian Brooks
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Every now and then one of these candidates shows real promise. Sort of vindicates all the effort that's been put into this project. Oh..I should tell you that our Marine Training Centre will graduate it's 26th small vessel operator this weekend, having only really started up in October. At last we'r...
by Brian Brooks
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hi all: Where did this question come from? It originated with an SVMO candidate in small town northern Ontario. A former employee on a tour boat in North Bay, now wanting to get a job on a vessel operating somewhere in N.S. His name is Nicolas - don't want to embarass him. He read the section of the...
by Brian Brooks
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hello Everyone... This is our first post of a student question in the new year. It's a pretty good one, and anyone is invited to respond. Q: On the subject of galvanic corrosion, will the use of any grease containing a metallic element, such as lithium or graphite, cause galvanic corrosion inside a ...
by Brian Brooks
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Hi All: Those wishing to find out more about Small Vessel Machinery Operator certification (SVMO) in the Toronto/Hamilton/Niagara area, or about certifying to operate any small vessel, including Police and Fire Boats, Public Utility boats, Marina Workboats, certain commercial fishing vessels, or Spo...
by Brian Brooks
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Jollyjack:

Excellent. Perhaps the most thorough explanation I've seen. Many thanks.

Best regards,

Brian
by Brian Brooks
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Thanks everyone...

Very good. I'll have to digest some items, but I think the answer is buried in there for sure.

It basically has to do with the type of valves fitted, not necessarily whether the discharge is above the water line or not.

JK. Does this seem correct?

Brian
by Brian Brooks
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

JK

Good to hear from you. I have no idea where the bilge vs ballast discharge question hails from, however, it probably was suggested by regulations concerning permitted discharge. I know it isn't in the syllabus, for sure.

Best regards,

Brian
by Brian Brooks
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Here's one I just received from a student...

Why is bilge discharge done above the waterline and ballast discharge done below the waterline?

Comments welcome from anybody.

Brian
by Brian Brooks
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 120
Views: 60080

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Sorry JK...

I guess the RIM-shot tried to get the Colorado team to Hamilton.

Brian

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