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by JK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Yard starts JSS
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Yard starts JSS

by JK
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: New USMMA Superintendent sought.

LOL. Me? This job needs someone with great political savvy and knowledge. I am the human equivalent of a tank on Main Street. Someone has a great deal of work, organizations aren’t turned around in day.
by JK
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Joan Keen Howie
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Joan Keen Howie

I ran into this lady when she was crewing supervisor. She was one of those managers that inspired her staff and they loved her.
Fly high Joan, you were truly spectacular

http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcem ... howie.html
by JK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 124

New USMMA Superintendent sought.

Seriously, why anyone would consider that airforce, army, or land person is suitable for a marine training facility is beyond me. A marine background and knowledge is essential for a marine training facility you would think. So they are looking for a new superintendent. I expect there’s a significan...
by JK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings

6/6 watches, no second person on the bridge, fatigue, early morning sleepiness leads to a missed course correction and grounding. 45 vessels and 200 persons were involved in the subsequent cleanup.


http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/marine/2016/m16p0378/m16p0378.asp
by JK
Tue May 29, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally

multiple choice exams! Trick questions and multiple not quite right answers to pick from. This is to make marking faster. I am so glad I am done with exams. ETA I did some calling around. If you are planning to go through the hawse pipe and challenge the exams, it's not going to happen anymore. You ...
by JK
Fri May 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Interview with book author.

This is an Interesting interview that touches on several points alluded to in the forum by different posters. http://gcaptain.com/interview-with-el-faro-author-rachel-slade/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-bb3bcbd68...
by JK
Fri May 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Junior Officer charged
Replies: 1
Views: 166

CO has charges dropped

Interesting, the CO has charges dropped. He was on the bridge, yet the watch keepers are responsible for collision. Do they follow bridge watch procedures?

https://splash247.com/navy-drops-neglig ... hn-mccain/
by JK
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

the red headed cat will surface again, I'm sure.
by JK
Sun May 13, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

4 hour course to learn the system. When will companies understand that their senior staff may not be as computer/automation system comfortable as the younger generation? As usual management skates away with a brief nod towards lack of training from TSB. This should have been found during the sea tri...
by JK
Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 1
Views: 89

3D printing

I started on a 1949 steamer that would have been the Cadillac of her day, everything would have been sand cast, rolled or welded in her construction.
To move to 3D printing of ship components in my career, is just mind blowing.


https://splash247.com/3d-printed-ships- ... ep-closer/
by JK
Wed May 09, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Junior Officer charged
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Junior Officer charged

Interesting that with the fiasco that fleet was admitted to be, the most junior is charged. Not defending the person and their errors, but how do you get to night orders being ignored?

https://splash247.com/junior-officer-pl ... collision/

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