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by JK
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Captain Bennett awarded merchant navy medal
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Captain Bennett awarded merchant navy medal

As an engineer, I find it even more impressive that she is Captain on a sail driven ship. Mainly because anything pushed by wind is rather mysterious to me! https://www.prweb.com/releases/captain_belinda_bennett_awarded_2018_merchant_navy_medal_for_meritorious_service_by_hrh_princess_anne_as_the_fir...
by JK
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Tump and Low Sulpher Bunkers
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Tump and Low Sulpher Bunkers

The US president just seemed to clue in on the implications of the IMO resolution for low sulpher fuel on 2020 domestic fuel costs:

https://gcaptain.com/refiners-slump-as- ... uel-rules/
by JK
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Alfred Eshun
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Alfred Eshun

My Condolences to his family after this tragic accident. Authorities say a Canadian man working on a freighter has died after he fell off a dock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York. WWNY-TV in Watertown, N.Y., reports 57-year-old Alfred Eshun of Quebec lost his balance and slipped off a ...
by JK
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Cannabis is now legal in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Cannabis is now legal in Canada

by JK
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dangers of DPF ing
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Dangers of DPF ing

Well now I know you have a good heart. That must have had it racing. I have not witnessed this exact scenario but I've have heard of that similar situation on a smaller diesel generator a bit before my time. They had to throw a bag over the turbo inlet to shut it down. I have seen the end result of ...
by JK
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Oil spill by malfunction validated in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Oil spill by malfunction validated in Canada

I think it is to force the government into strengthening laws, but it is appalling. If maintenance is such that a ship has a spill of fuel, should we have a legal mind say, but it wasn't intentional? Well no. I never went on watch saying, well today I think I'll have a spill out on deck and into the...
by JK
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Load line regs
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Load line regs

Are they the most recent version? Anytime this has happened to me, reinstalling meant complying to most recent not as-built.
Second thought, it doesn't necessarily mean you are looking at the as-built. You could be referring to a drawing that was never updated to what was installed.
by JK
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Oil spill by malfunction validated in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Oil spill by malfunction validated in Canada

This is actually quite astounding as a decision. A valve malfunction causes an oil spill and the judge rules it wasn’t a deliberate spill so they aren’t guilty under the law. You can almost can consider it as a lack of maintenance has been validated as a methodology. SMH That Captain and Chief Engin...
by JK
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 14 years onshore after Marine Eng. bc.diploma(in Eastern Europe) and badly want to go back to seafaring
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 14 years onshore after Marine Eng. bc.diploma(in Eastern Europe) and badly want to go back to seafaring

I'm not following the new regs because I'm done writing and sailing, but you may have to go back to school. Your best bet is to talk to Transport Canada or go here:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/marine ... duals.html
by JK
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 14 years onshore after Marine Eng. bc.diploma(in Eastern Europe) and badly want to go back to seafaring
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 14 years onshore after Marine Eng. bc.diploma(in Eastern Europe) and badly want to go back to seafaring

your best bet would be a good marine course. I'm not sure what is handy to where you are located in Toronto. Like you say, everything you have would be expired. Have you checked out the Transport Canada site yet?
by JK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Confined space again
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Confined space again

This is a doozy . A space that was safe, but turned into a confined space by isolating of fans and the spraying of chemicals. No testing before the second entry. Complacency kills. It's so damn easy to die out there. Stay safe folks! https://safety4sea.com/crew-dies-from-toxic-gases-in-bow-thruster-...
by JK
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooking oil used on shipping run
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Cooking oil used on shipping run

https://splash247.com/cooking-oil-used- ... er-voyage/

I have so many questions about this. I’m nowhere knowledgeable about biofuels but my understanding is they are difficult for ship use. It must be a blend?
by JK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally

Aavenger wrote:So glad I only have a few years left,what a laughing stock TC
Has become .....

TC is also suffering from a lack of qualified marine personnel I think. The policy wankers are running the show and marine expertise is lacking.
by JK
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: On this date in 1980
Replies: 0
Views: 155

On this date in 1980

The OBO Derbyshire was lost with all hands during a typhoon. 44 crew and 2 wives who were onboard. The ship was four years old and had an experienced Master. She was the last of a series of ships built and until her sister ships experienced cracking around frame 65 there was no formal investigation....

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