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by JK
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: $30 million oops

I’m more amazed Merlyn discovered this crucial bit of construction detail. Maybe USN have aiming issues when they don’t have a fire control computer?
by JK
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Woman Offshore Organization

I laughed the first time I heard that reasoning and I laugh now.
I don’t have a job because *insert minority of choice”. There will always someone to blame when someone thinks they deserve something and they didn’t get it.
by JK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Woman Offshore Organization

Why? It's as if the industry isn't hurting for jobs already, no need to drag a bunch of newcomers into it just because they're "empowered". This attitude is tiresome. Woman have been in the industry for 40+ years and continue to be. It is not a “new” thing. Since you have no idea who is v...
by JK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Covergalls
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Covergalls

Coveralls designed and tailored for our woman readers. The struggle is real.

https://covergallsworkwear.com/
by JK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Woman Offshore Organization

A resource for woman working offshore on vessels and rigs.
There are interesting podcast interviews with some of the ladies.


http://womenoffshore.org/
by JK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Domestic Surge Protectors-Not So Good
Replies: 10
Views: 3620

Re: Domestic Surge Protectors-Not So Good

Refreshing this as a reminder
by JK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Eric Lacroix
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Eric Lacroix

Eric Alain Lacroix It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Eric Alain Lacroix, on July 13th, 2018. At the young age of 33. Eric leaves behind his mother: Nancy (Mongillo) Lacroix, his father, Pierre L. Lacroix, his brother Kevin (Amanda Mahoney) Lacroix and their children Oliv...
by JK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OSH violations kill 3.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: OSH violations kill 3.

Revolver wrote:Unacceptable and avoidable.
Shame.

It’s like going back in time.
by JK
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: $30 million oops

Yes that makes better sense. I assumed a Mitchell thrust bearing as well. I expect the gearbox is a very complicated arrangement. Engine/turbine inputs, high low speeds and PTOs. Whatever happened to simple and robust.
by JK
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OSH violations kill 3.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

OSH violations kill 3.

800k in possible fines does not bring 3 people back to life. The most basic ship repair guidelines ignored. This was totally avoidable and people need to be charged and jailed. 55 violations...all I can do is shake my head in disbelief. This after the findings on the Bouchard barge explosion. http:/...
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: $30 million oops

:D I assume that they damaged what is forward of the bearing as well.
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 302

$30 million oops

There is just so much wrong here. A thrust bearing not machined correctly and installed, failure in operation. Damages to the propulsion line to the tune of 30 million. A ship out of service. Legal costs. 25% cost overruns. It’s a 4 shafter, so they got 3 bearings correct. The ship was accepted from...
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: How to Learn to be a Good Junior Engineer
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: How to Learn to be a Good Junior Engineer

The biggest complaint I’ve heard from CEs is new engineers have no troubleshooting skills. To be able to do it, you need to know and understand the ship systems, how they impact other systems and to be able to read blueprints and manuals. It sounds simple but sometimes tracking down why a piece of e...
by JK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Yard starts JSS
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Yard starts JSS


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