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by The Dieselduck
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: BROKEN EXHAUST VALVE
Replies: 1
Views: 1882

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: 118485

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: 5883

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: 5883

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: 2959

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: 118485

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: 26690

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: 2590

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: 2590

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: 118485

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: 2254

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...
by The Dieselduck
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 118485

Crew crisis ‘will leave ships idle’

Crew crisis ‘will leave ships idle’ - InterManager boss calls for long-term strategy Keith Wallis, 7 October 2008 Lloyds List SHIPOWNERS and managers need to implement a long-term strategy to recruit and retain seafarers or risk severe crew shortages in the future, the head of InterManager, the Inte...
by The Dieselduck
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Marine Engine Fuel Injection Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 2282

Marine Engine Fuel Injection Parts

FEPM Corp. is focus on Marine Engine Fuel Injection Parts manufacturing, such as Plunger & Barrel, Delivery Valve and Nozzle. It also supply all types of engine parts, such as Bearing, Valve Stem, Piston, Piston Ring, Cylinder Head, Liner....etc. Please check our main-product DM as attachment. Y...
by The Dieselduck
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Seafarer criminalization
Replies: 42
Views: 37344

Criminalisation: seafarers' bane and sea career deterren

Criminalisation: seafarers' bane and sea career deterrent Singapore Shipping Association president SS Teo says the Republic must speak up strongly against this repugnant practice THE increasing trend to 'criminalise' seafarers around the world has gone to the top of the list of shipping industry con...
by The Dieselduck
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Procedures for starting these machines
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Procedures for starting these machines

I would like to know what are the systematic procedures for starting these machines. And, if possible , i would like to get the names of safety devices for those machines. :mrgreen: Thanks. (1) Generator A long time ago when I was a cadet I wrote this up and you can find my answer to this in the Ma...

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