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by D Winsor
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 65
Views: 2835

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

A few years ago, after talking to and lending my Marine Steam Engineering books to an engineer who worked at Point Lepreau Nuclear Plant. He wanted to borrow the books because the Marine Engineering Books were the best reference books for the Power Engineering exams. I looked into challenging at lea...
by D Winsor
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday Merlyn
by D Winsor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 65
Views: 2835

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

Just went to the TC web site to refresh my memory on the details in the section 144 of the MPR listed in the SSB and the link to the MPR is dead! :?
by D Winsor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Joseph Gamble
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Joseph Gamble

Joe Gamble has answered the Telegraph for the final time
http://thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/1522275-gamble-joseph
by D Winsor
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 508

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

But where do they use Rohr threads? BP I don't know about Rohr thread but I do know about where Whitworth threads are used :lol: BP I understand what you are saying about issues with drainage systems on A/C Systems. After thinking about it for a while I'm inclined to believe that part of the issue ...
by D Winsor
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Irving looking for Engineering Cadets
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Irving looking for Engineering Cadets

JK wrote:Theres a couple of experienced CG CEs who bailed to the company. Maybe that is where it is coming from.


Presumptous lot aren't they, thinking all Cadet Programs in Canada are the same as the CCGC :lol:
by D Winsor
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 508

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Problems, problems, if the believe inadequate air con is too blame and they want to run the ships longer, why don't they just fix the air con? Mad World, Military procurement. I have just read the article (link below) about the Royal Navy cannibalising spares from one ship to another and how it act...
by D Winsor
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Irving looking for Engineering Cadets
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Irving looking for Engineering Cadets

Education Required: Currently enrolled in a related Bachelor’s Degree program, and in good academic standing I think they are going to have a hard time finding cadets that meets this requirement. I may be wrong but I can't think of any Marine Cadet program in Canada, outside the Coast Guard College...
by D Winsor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

I guess it depends on the circumstances ie. if the vessel is operational or laid up. The way I understand it, if the vessel is operational the Master remains ultimately responsible for the vessel and the safety of the crew. The Master then becomes or delegates responsibility to the Chief Mate or Chi...
by D Winsor
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Wireless Shore Power

When it comes to mooring the ship and keeping it in position with the connection. The dock could be fitted with a system that uses vacuum chambers to hold the ship in position similar to what is currently being used in the St. Lawerence Seaway as part of the their Hands & Mooring line Free syste...
by D Winsor
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine performance in varying ambient temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Engine performance in varying ambient temperatures

One particular calculation that can sometimes tell a lot with respecet to propeller and mechanical effiency in a wide variety of air and water temperature conditions is Propeller Slip. Slip is the difference the theoretical speed the propeller is capable of producing at a given pitch, or the distanc...
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: New Examination Process
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: New Examination Process

Revolver, nobody hates safety for seafarers, Companies are a bit averse to paying for it, that's all. Seafarers always have been, and always will be, disposable. YOU just have to make sure you aren't one of them. That's why there are Safety Committees run and operated by the crew. Employers, ie, on...
by D Winsor
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Preventing Engine Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Preventing Engine Failures

I wonder if now that P&I Clubs are finally beginning to take enough notice to the point writing a directive outlining the basics of engineering principles will change the attitudes of ship owners and operators. I guess the P&I clubs are hoping that what is becoming more apparent, with this a...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: New Examination Process
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: New Examination Process

Do you have discharges and testimonials as Second or ChieF? Have you met the requirements of STCW 2010 III/2? (Second Engineer) Do you have enough sea service over 3000 Kw> (9 months)? Do you have enough service to renew your CoC? Got a valid Seafarers Medical under the MPRs (NOT under TC/CCG MOU) ...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Preventing Engine Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Preventing Engine Failures

I wonder how many of the failures discussed in this forum and others like it can be boiled down to the simple failure to follow, what some would consider hard and fast rules, listed as reccomendations in this article.

https://www.safety4sea.com/reducing-the-risk-of-engine-failure/

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