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by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 112525

East Anglian push for marine engineers

East Anglian push for marine engineers 29 October 2008 East Anglia needs to do more to "grow its own" engineers to support the maritime industries. That was the message from one leading player this week as marine and port companies combined at a graduate recruitment fair in Norwich for the...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?
Replies: 17
Views: 26312

Re: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?

This is a pretty basic question I think. Which is why we always blow an engine out before starting. Certainly a fuel pump, but I believe the injection valve is to blame for most of these occurrences. The injector leaks; a fair amount of fuel builds up, and you go to start the engine and the force fr...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Seafarer criminalization
Replies: 42
Views: 34640

Re: Seafarer criminalization

I wonder if the Justice Department will put the US Coast Guard under an fleet wide environmental microscope and "probation period", as it seems to be common for other ship operators, charged with these crimes. I wonder if they will pay fines for the action of their crew, put their fleet th...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Website Area
Topic: Forum Cookies
Replies: 8
Views: 7805

Re: Forum Cookies

Oh yeah! I seem to be ok now. I use Firefox Browser and I had the link to the forum in my toolbar as a link to the "http://www.dieselduck.ca/forum/" the default index page for the forum. That link would require me to re-log in every time I went there. So what I did is log in, then go to th...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: BROKEN EXHAUST VALVE
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Re: BROKEN EXHAUST VALVE

Thanks for the comment. I had that web page idea on the back burner (along with many other) so its nice to see it came out pretty good and is appreciated. On that ship this type of thing was not unusual, not because of lack of attention, its just that the ship was always being worked hard. It was a ...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 112525

Re: Crew Shortage

Crew crunch is even more worrying Fairplay 15 October 2008 SHORTAGE of officers could prove to be of greater significance to shipping than the credit crunch, Jan Morten Eskilt, chairman of OSM Group, told participants at the Marine Money conference in Singapore today. In May this year there were pre...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Website Area
Topic: Was it something I said?
Replies: 4
Views: 5541

Re: Was it something I said?

Yes, I do believe getting the other half on board is the biggest challenge, but slowly the "ship's course is responding to the helm" sort of speak. What is that terminal, is that gasoline? I believe I will be crossing paths with you, I will be on the WJ Moore for a month starting Sunday, I...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Website Area
Topic: Was it something I said?
Replies: 4
Views: 5541

Re: Was it something I said?

Heehehe Thats pretty funny. No, I actually had the update ready to go a couple of months ago (because I have no time right now - studying), and just uploaded it last night. Yes I was aware of the Vega, below is another picture of her, and the Camille and the Anna I snapped in Montreal in mid June 20...
by The Dieselduck
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 4TH Engineer Exam Material
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Re: 4TH Engineer Exam Material

That's kinda of what the whole is site is about, so I hope you had time to check out the Training, Machinery, and Library pages of the main site for that kind of resource. I think you should find enough there to get you started.
by The Dieselduck
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 112525

Considering the position of others

Considering the position of others 13 October 2008 Lloyds List ASK any seafarers of more mature years (and there are a lot of these old chaps around) whether the standard of accommodation aboard ship has improved, or deteriorated. Sad to relate, it will inevitably be the latter for which they will o...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Chief Engineer wages
Replies: 21
Views: 25091

Re: Chief Engineer wages

Thanks Sebastien, great insight.
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: This time it’s different
Replies: 1
Views: 2472

Adding to the gloom

Adding to the gloom 7 October 2008 Lloyds List OVER the last 12 months, says Mr Slater, the shipping industry has begun to feel the effects of the slowdown in world trade and the reduced demand for shipping services. “Now the industry faces the additional problems created by the collapse of the glob...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: This time it’s different
Replies: 1
Views: 2472

This time it’s different

I have observed several news articles on the state of the industry which you might find interesting. Below is the first.... Martin This time it’s different With cheap debt no longer available and demand for shipping services at risk from the downturn, the industry must brace itself for some turbulen...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 112525

Crew crisis

Crew crisis 8 October 2008 Lloyds List EVEN as the shipping industry frets over the prospect of newbuilding cancellations, just how it is going to crew those that do actually get delivered remains a major question. Recent events in financial markets have overshadowed more practical issues that have ...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looking for leaks...
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Looking for leaks...

This email came in today which I thought might be of interest to us all. Have a read... ---- A colleague of mine, Capt. Peter Southwell of Melbourne, wrote to The Honourable Company Of Master Mariners concerning a recent delivery voyage. I include the text below, because I believe it should be of in...

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