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by conrod
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Modern tug design
Replies: 3
Views: 3286

Re: Modern tug design

There is a lot more to " Green Tugs " than is currently advertised. Its like the Prius and the Hummer ? The most environmentally friendly is the Hummer. The best way to provide a tug with better impact, is to make exisiting power trains more efficient. Other wise its just posturing.
by conrod
Sun May 23, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Website Area
Topic: The future of the Site
Replies: 5
Views: 6301

Re: The future of the Site

Passiing on the info gained after extensive years at sea is a challenge indeed. I continually get told that having my experience is a valuable asset to my current position, but unfortunately it does not benefit the guys on board. I can understand the frustration of attempting to teach " younger...
by conrod
Sun May 23, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2010 May - Intl' Tug and Salvage Conference in Vancouver
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 2010 May - Intl' Tug and Salvage Conference in Vancouver

Ah.........the BRAtt. I have a couple taken Tuesday night when it did its first foray on the water under power......I will post them in due course. Western Maritime will be obtaining two of them for Z drive training in Ladysmith. Handy little boat !!
by conrod
Fri May 21, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2010 May - Intl' Tug and Salvage Conference in Vancouver
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 2010 May - Intl' Tug and Salvage Conference in Vancouver

and what an event it was..........wrap up was officially last night, but there is one remaining party going on for SMITT..............and less we forget it was my employers 80th Aniversary as well !!
by conrod
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Coast Guard positions for already licensed?
Replies: 12
Views: 9422

Re: Coast Guard positions for already licensed?

Interesting.........I dont think the CCG is vastly different from most shipping companies. Seafarers are the bottom of the totem pole.......and yet without us, ships would not work, and revenue created.....however, there are always those that will put up with being shoved from pillar to post, and so...
by conrod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engineering Mentor !!
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Engineering Mentor !!

This is more directed towards the newbies really, but there are a few out there that go to school now and then. I am, able to offer a place to rest your weary head. Since I started working in Vancouver, I have had to acquire a place to live during the week. I rent a 2 bed ground level entry basement...
by conrod
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: No more MED C?
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Re: No more MED C?

I think you will have a hard time getting Transport Canada to accept anything other than a MED D. BCIT in North Van offer that..........I have to take it myself in September. Its $ 172. and only 2 days long, so I doubt it will include any fire fighting.
by conrod
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

Re: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

and its called PPE !!
by conrod
Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

Re: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

complete with straps to hold it on.........
by conrod
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

Re: Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

after all these years, now I know what the masks were for...........
by conrod
Thu May 14, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2009 May - Nanaimo VIB CIMarE Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3153

Re: 2009 May - Nanaimo VIB CIMarE Meeting

Martin.

Although not a member of CIMarE, I have attended several meetings of the Vancouver Branch. I am most interested in attending this visit, as I would like to see what the place has to offer.

I will be coming down from Errington, if anybody wants a lift.

Dave.
by conrod
Fri May 08, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Canadian CEC
Replies: 8
Views: 6527

Re: Canadian CEC

Honestly I take my hat off to all the staff in Nanaimo. Donna and Brian have kept me up to speed with the way things are progressing. We even had a laugh and a joke over the TC web site !!!! I took my 12 son with me the day I went in to get the forms, and rather than leave and come back over the lun...
by conrod
Thu May 07, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Canadian CEC
Replies: 8
Views: 6527

Re: Canadian CEC

I am currently going through the process of getting my Canadian First Class, based on my UK Class 1. It is long and drawn out. Fortunately, I am close to a TC office (Nanaimo) and went in and spoke to the examiner. I then spent 2 hours filling out forms, mostly sea time details from my discharge boo...
by conrod
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TC Website
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: TC Website

Did not find anything yet...........but after spending far too much time looking I had to move on to something else. I will have to re-visit at some stage though.
by conrod
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TC Website
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: TC Website

For sure it is not much fun. I have been looking for info on DP barges on inland waters, what sort of manning certifications, a nightmare.

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