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by JK
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cruise ship precautionary blackout
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Views: 40

Cruise ship precautionary blackout

Precautionary blackout. What’s your best guess as to what would make the engineers knock off all the power except for emergency power? I’m thinking that they had to get into a lockdown space. One ship I managed had 3 levels to get into the transformer room. They had to lock down the engines to get a...
by JK
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: 1989 Mass Shooting at Polytechnique
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Views: 28

1989 Mass Shooting at Polytechnique

It's been 30 years since Marc Lepine went into an engineering class and separated the woman and men to opposite sides of the room and shot the woman. Six of the nine women in that room were killed. He killed 14 women, injured 14 others (including four men), then killed himself. Geneviève Bergeron Hé...
by JK
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Robert "Bob" Bell
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Views: 59

Robert "Bob" Bell

I never realized that Bob had started so young on his Dad's sailing vessel.

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/robert-eugene-bob-bell-30189/
by JK
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Seafarer Mental Stress
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Views: 60

Seafarer Mental Stress

We all know how bad it gets at sea, but 25% depression rates is unreal. We all know of suicides or disappearances at sea that are unexplained. A wide-ranging study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has identified dangerously high levels of mental stress among sea...
by JK
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: 100 years ago the guns fell silent
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Views: 350

100 years ago the guns fell silent

On the war to end all wars. But, new spots are being carved on the cairns for more names because we never have stopped fighting for something.


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by JK
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ABYC and Transport Canada Announce One Set of Marine Safety Standards   
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Views: 333

ABYC and Transport Canada Announce One Set of Marine Safety Standards   

Acceptance of alternative construction requirements for small vessels is announced: [url]"https://abycinc.org/news/476746/One-Set-of-Marine-Safety-Standards-in-North-America.htm"[/url] From the TC site: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/acceptance-alternative-construction-requirements-...

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