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by wes
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Crunch time has arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 5027

Hello I just got home as well. 10 ships of the fleet are running 6 and 6 (2 engineers instead of 3) in the engine room. The ship I just got off also had their mates and oilers running 6 and 6. The deckhands were all new and inexperienced. I find that the problem is greatly exaggerated in the summer ...
by wes
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Office Types and Sea Types
Replies: 7
Views: 7086

I have been ashore for just over two years, after spending 17 years at sea working my way from cadet to Chief Engineer. I enjoyed my time at afloat, but the life I saw when I started no longer exists - 31 British people on a VLCC nearly all of whom were good and proud of their job, the food was fan...
by wes
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hey guys, just saying hello.
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Re: Jobs...

Hey Wes, congratulations on the exam! I thought I would throw in my two cents on the job hunt side. Depending on what you like you might consider the yachting field...google just4engineers. We can talk more if it appeals. DD Thanks! I checked out the website and it looks very interesting. That soun...
by wes
Fri May 16, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hey guys, just saying hello.
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Thanks man.
by wes
Tue May 13, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Upgrading to 1st or 2nd Class on Vancouver Island ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6432

Hi.

There are a great set of example questions on the transport canada website.

I will be working on them shortly... if anyone needs solutions (or wants to compare solutions anyway) I can scan my answers as I get them.

Good luck again
by wes
Fri May 09, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Upgrading to 1st or 2nd Class on Vancouver Island ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6432

I will be writing my Part A Examinations shortly. From what I was told, it is wise to study all the reed's practice examination questions.

Good luck guys. Obviously I wouldn't be able to physically study with you guys, as I am in ontario.
by wes
Wed May 07, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hey guys, just saying hello.
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Hey guys. Yup, I passed and gothet my combined 4th's.. hurray! Thanks to everyone for their advice. I personally didn't get asked anything about regulations, all mechanical and theory stuff. It was harder than I thought, but the examiner helped along. I think its more about if you can think on the s...
by wes
Mon May 05, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hey guys, just saying hello.
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Hello Haha, well I'm hoping my examiner isn't an ol' timer who expects me to know everything about steam pumps or steam winches. Examiners first orals too eh... i guess you both must have been nervous... just a little tension??? haha Well... hopefully in 48 hours i'm worried about getting a job, and...
by wes
Sun May 04, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hey guys, just saying hello.
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Hey guys, just saying hello.

Prospective marine engineer here... I just finished my 3 year cadet program, and written TC exams... going to do my oral exams on tuesday. I have been reading this website for some time now... thanks a lot for all the effort guys! I'm pretty nervous about the orals. How nervous were you guys when yo...

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