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by PerpetualQuickFixes
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL

Big Pete wrote:"General Average"
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I just got done with a course where they were drilling General and Particular average into my head with explosives and it shows how well things stick sometimes.
by PerpetualQuickFixes
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions

I've only ever seen weak link sealed valves and a completely unsealed bilge ejection valve. This is for ships that very regularly trade in the US.
by PerpetualQuickFixes
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fire on CSL ship
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Fire on CSL ship

Australian ships are allowed to have foreign crew are they not?
I remember a small protest a few years ago and some stirrances about it.

Seems like either that's the future for Canada, or simply they keep importing the foreign here - either way the labour is oversupplied and wages go down.
by PerpetualQuickFixes
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL

One old Polish Fitter than I sailed with many years ago was on a Polish Baltic Ferry that had a major oil leak on its main engine, lost the whole oil charge, so they filled the sump with liquid detergent from a road tanker they were carrying as cargo and used that in the main engine until they got ...

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