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by Sea Rover
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chain Fall Certification
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Chain Fall Certification

Thanks
by Sea Rover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chain Fall Certification
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Chain Fall Certification

I have been on ships where the Engineers inspect and test the chain blocks onboard using a calibrated load cell, others send them ashore for this work. How can I get an onboard testing/inspection system going on my vessel. I can't find any regulations that aren't vague. Can someone point me in the r...
by Sea Rover
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: wages
Replies: 12
Views: 1625

Re: wages

I'd say that scale is correct.

110,000/185 = 590

That's what most permanent 2/E's seem to be doing............
by Sea Rover
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 80
Views: 8502

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

What's the point of licenses if you don't have to earn them. Are you seriously implying that the only separation between the lowest and highest license be 36 months sea time? That's ridiculous.
by Sea Rover
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 80
Views: 8502

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

We are not Doctors.

Why not just memorize the material, write the exams and get the license? In any case, it's better to have it.
by Sea Rover
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 80
Views: 8502

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

The only reason a TC 1st or 2nd Class License has any value is because they are relatively difficult to obtain. Presently, if you want to succeed in this system all you have to do is write a few exams and it is very likely you will have a good high paying job. Once the new policy of "free licen...
by Sea Rover
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention
Replies: 80
Views: 8502

Re: CoC as per STCW 2010 Manila Convention

I took time off to get my 1st Class. I spent slot of my savings and "put my family in jeopardy". It paid off, big raise and better working conditions, also more opportunity ashore. I agree with pretty much everything Revolver has said and can't understand why more people don't stop being l...
by Sea Rover
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Doom and Gloom

I wonder what the standards are for certification in, say, The UK and Norway? Are the they similar to what we are facing here? I can't imagine that Norway would have "give away tickets". I've been trying to look it up but its all in Norwegian!
by Sea Rover
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: Suicide and sea

Do you think the new licensing will put me out of a job? Or simply make it not worth sailing anymore? What other Countries have similar licensing schemes to the one we have just brought in?
by Sea Rover
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: Mouldy Navy

it's interesting how a thread about mold on a Navy ship gets more attention than the new licensing requirements.................
by Sea Rover
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: Suicide and sea

The new licensing scheme has me looking over the stern....................
by Sea Rover
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Doom and Gloom

But it does get you the equivalent of a 3rd/4th class license and enables you to stand a watch after only two years of study. So, we will literally have teenagers all alone in the engine room of large ships. That does not seem right to me.
by Sea Rover
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Doom and Gloom

Yes, I have my First Class. I did a Canadian Cadet Program and work as a C/E in Canada. While other Guys slept, drank, played with their kids and watched TV, I was wasting months and months studying Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrotechnology, Naval Architecture, Motor and General knowledge...
by Sea Rover
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Doom and Gloom

It must be exciting times for all those Engineers who couldn't be bothered to study for their First Class License. You just get to walk right into what others have had to invest considerable time and effort to earn. Everyone is a Chief Engineer now, yay. But there's a catch, now everyone has it and ...
by Sea Rover
Thu May 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: STCW10 (Manila Convention) comes into force Jan 1 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 4976

Re: STCW10 (Manila Convention) comes into force Jan 1 2017

The dwindling number of First Class Licenses doesn't matter anymore. Any Kid who started a Cadet Program in 2009, and graduated in 2013 (for example) and has 36 months of sea time as 4th, 3rd and or 2nd (you don't have to go through the ranks any more) is entitled to the highest license there is. Th...

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