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by JK
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Oil spill by malfunction validated in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 96

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: 55

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: 3
Views: 96

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: 139

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: 139

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: 125

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: 93

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: 928

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: 134

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....
by JK
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Tattoo for engineers
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Tattoo for engineers

A prop with a physchadelic rainbow effect?
by JK
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: "Nanotechnology can cure shipping's sulphur conundrum"
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: "Nanotechnology can cure shipping's sulphur conundrum"

actually, it is interesting where tech is going. Several years ago I attended a conference where a very young scientist did a presentation on sweet/sour crude. The well they had studied had initially produced sweet crude and after a period of time it start producing sour. While I don't remember/unde...
by JK
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Weld defects in new build for CCG
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Weld defects in new build for CCG

It would all go back to the original weld procedures and if they were followed. In Canada we have the CWB, the Canadian Welding Board, which regulates the industry, the training of apprentices,weld inspectors, standards and procedures. Then there is Class inspection, in this case LR, which may be so...
by JK
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Weld defects in new build for CCG
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Weld defects in new build for CCG

<facepalm> Exactly! access tanks, remove outfitting, weld grinding, reweld, retest, reinstall, recoat, heat affected zones. It is LR oversight, so there must have been QA involved. Was it the yard or outside contractors? I wonder how many lawsuits are happening right now. Plus they started the 2nd ...
by JK
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: LEDs and Reception
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: LEDs and Reception


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