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by D Winsor
Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: John E. Walasek
Replies: 0
Views: 9

John E. Walasek

John was an Engineering graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College Class of 70
I personally served with him on the CCGS Daring and in more recent times spoke and had a coffee with him at Tim's

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/atlantic-dartmouth/obituaries/john-edward-walasek/19509/
by D Winsor
Wed May 16, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Merchant Service Guild
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Canadian Merchant Service Guild

The Canadian Merchant Service Guild is the trade union that represents Ship's Officers (Mates & Engineers) in the Canadian Great Lakes Fleet. The Guild is the primary hiring source for officers with Algoma, CSL & other Marine Companies on the Lakes. It is also a requirement that all Officers...
by D Winsor
Sun May 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 160

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 tr...
by D Winsor
Sat May 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

The investigation into a tanker grounding in the Seaway was caused by a Telephone Cord activating Emergency Shutdown of Main Engine Excellent excuse for Big Red Button with a cover especially in the Wheelhouse. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/tsb-tanker-grounding-st-lawrence-1.4654968
by D Winsor
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Canadian Coast Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Canadian Coast Guard

It also looks like there are a lot of vacancies in the office over in Newfoundland too. Retirements or frustrated resignations? There's a spot for you JJ
by D Winsor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALFA LAVAL HIGH SPEED LUBE OIL SEPARATOR
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: ALFA LAVAL HIGH SPEED LUBE OIL SEPARATOR

Sounds like you could have either an improperly tensioned or damaged drive belt between the motor and separator bowel drive shaft, damaged/worn belt pulleys or a fault in the settings or function of the VF Drive speed control for the drive motor. Worn or damaged bearings in the motor or on the bowel...
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CARRYOVER OF FUEL OIL TO CASCADE TANK AND BOILER
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: CARRYOVER OF FUEL OIL TO CASCADE TANK AND BOILER

What type of boiler is it, water or fire tube because depending on the configuration it may require a major overhaul of the boiler to get all the residual fuel out of the boiler. The reason I asked is that I experienced a situation where blended fuel and diesel had made it's way into a vertical fire...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Merlyn wrote:Left or right hand one?
Could that be the handraulic version?


I guess with a pump like this it depends which way you are standing if it is a left or right hand pump
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Merlyn wrote:Big Pete,
But what about the return?


Maybe a hand pump. Builds character with the students :lol: :lol:
by D Winsor
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

I have sailed on a couple of ships where it was a design requirement to keep the aft peak partially ballasted to provide Stern Tube Cooling, and this requirement was firmly stated in the stability Booklet for use by the Deck Officers in stability calculation. As a practical measure to ensure suffic...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

I've seen this issue on some vessels, especially those with CP Props where the HP Servo oil is fed through the shaft to the hub. Depending on CP system, part of the cooling of the CP Servo oil is sometimes dependent on the transfer of heat generated while maneuvering from the shaft to the sterntube ...
by D Winsor
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Sewage Discharge Requirements for a Canadian Flagged vessel entering US Waters
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Sewage Discharge Requirements for a Canadian Flagged vessel entering US Waters

The USCG will have the most up to date information as where the dumping of treated waste water and waster water holding tanks is permitted. Many of the most recent up to date electronic charts have overlays indicating the zones where waste water must be held and holding tanks can be dumped within th...
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

There's more to this than just SMS it's the mindset of the management types that has taken over the decision making process and do not have a clear view of the "Big Picture". I'm sure most of us can remember what it was like before the magic boxes that collects and spews tons of sometimes ...
by D Winsor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Transport Canada issues
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Transport Canada issues

Well what do you expect! T/C inspectors are now in a "Dead End" job and they know it. Time was that the primary roll of the T/C inspector was to conduct certification examinations, conduct regular inspections of machinery & hulls, conduct annual safety and port state inspections, carry...
by D Winsor
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Engine Room Resource management course
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Engine Room Resource management course

I agree with Big Pete's recommendation with respect to the Engine room Resource Management course to go to your local T/C office and ask where to get the course or if it is still needed. You may however not be able to get an answer considering T/C is reviewing the certification process after suspend...

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