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by JK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shelburne Ship Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Shelburne Ship Repair

I've also been there, on ships and docked ships there
by JK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Captain Gregory Francis Spinelli
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Captain Gregory Francis Spinelli

McColl-Frotenac is commonly known as Red Indian here in Canada and looking at its ship list mainly worked in the Toronto area. Died peacefully at home March 12, 2019, at age 90. He was the last remaining of seven siblings and the son of Italian immigrants Giovanni and Carmella (Giannetti). Born in C...
by JK
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Captain Raymond Hunt
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Captain Raymond Hunt

This is an interesting life lived: Ray was born in London, England, on February 5. 1933. He passed away in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on March 1, 2019. He will be missed by his beloved wife, Jean Cudmore (and his stepchildren, Donald, Cathy, Sharon, David and their families); and his daughters, Li...
by JK
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Another FV death trap
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Another FV death trap

about 10 years ago or so, I decided to post all of the fishing vessel accidents I heard about, because the level of incompetence involved was stunning and same thing was happening over and over again. By incompetence, I don't mean seamanship, but the more technical aspects of taking a boat to sea li...
by JK
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship procurement hits a snag.
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Ship procurement hits a snag.

The problem is not with the government, it is with DND procurement.
by JK
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy
Replies: 30
Views: 3253

Stellar Daisy VDR Recovered

The wreck of the Stellar Daisy has been located at a depth of 3641m, 1800 NM west of Cape Town. The wreck was found after 72 hours of searching.
The voyage data recorder has been recovered.
Maybe now the Marshal Islands can finish their report!
https://splash247.com/stellar-daisy-vdr-recovered/
by JK
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 3D Printing Spare Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 3D Printing Spare Parts

A couple of comments after briefly looking at your questionnaire: Why is the sex of the respondent necessary? Why is the age necessary? You have left out the shore engineers in your pick list. They are the ones that source equipment. Class approval is required for any equipment. They just approved a...
by JK
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: the battle against corrosion
Replies: 1
Views: 126

the battle against corrosion

Can you imagine the savings if this is a readily usable coating in the future~

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2019/01/fluid-inspired-material-self-heals-before-your-eyes/
by JK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: Engine cannot start

We need a Doxford guy to enlighten us. I remember the story but fuzzy on the details. It must have been an all-nighter over a few pints.
by JK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: Engine cannot start

I sailed with a guy who talked about hanging the piston and rods in a Doxford so they could carry on. but it has been years since I heard the story.
by JK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: Engine cannot start

I saw an incident report on an engine failure, once upon a time, where it was stated that one of the liners and conrod was missing. I thought it was rather strange at the time... but then again I wasn't privy to the details
by JK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy Arrest Warrants
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Stellar Daisy Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants for forging of steel thicknesses documents and incorrect inspections by the Korean Registry.

https://splash247.com/arrest-warrants-s ... y-sinking/
by JK
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Older Ships
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Older Ships

Here's a dandy photo. Notice the man on the ladder, sans any PPE, soogieing or painting the accommodations block. There are mats drying on the aft boom.

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