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by Big Pete
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

I agree they don't have a Religion or believe in God, that is my point, when people did they expected to be called to Judgement and have to justify all their actions in life to St Peter before being sentenced to Hell, or Purgatory to do penance for their failures. Unless they were perfect and went s...
by Big Pete
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

Well Jk sometimes just a few seconds stretch out...Remember to measure twice and cut once! I think that one thing that you and Martin have missed out on is the lack of PERSONAL Responsibility. Nobody looks at a situation to think if that is safe, they look at Class Rules, Flag State Rules, IMO Rules...
by Big Pete
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

Maybe the article, below, from the Times, dated Thursday 25th January 2018, helps to explain what happens. It postulates that if Psychopaths rise to a position of power in any organisation, they then drive out everyone who isn't a psychopath. It is a bit like Gresham's Law in Economics, (Gresham was...
by Big Pete
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Celebrity Edge Rollout
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Celebrity Edge Rollout

Maybe the Moving Restaurant could be fitted with Engines like Merlyn said and be used as an Emergency Evacuation System instead of Lifeboats, it would be much easier to coax the pax into it than conventional lifeboats.
BP
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

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by Big Pete
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

I have just read, in the January Edition of "The Marine Professional" the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, Magazine, an article that exemplifies the above. Maersk a reputable Global shipping company decided to tow two redundant Supply Boats from their Lay Up in Denma...
by Big Pete
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Marine Refrigeration

Marine refrigeration. During my time at sea, I have found that Refrigeration is one of the least well understood systems on board ship. Generally Refrigeration Plants are ignored until they break down and then everyone panics. So I thought that I would try pass on some of the hard learnt knowledge I...
by Big Pete
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: main bearing measuring tool calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: main bearing measuring tool calibration

The measuring tool appears to be a standard depth gauge, so the usual way to test it would be to put it inside a standard test piece, supplied with the gauge, it might just be a length of pipe closed at one end, and I would expect it to read "zero" when fully inserted. I don't have any per...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advance timing for fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 19592

Re: Advance timing for fuel pump

Delayed fuel injection should not cause Carbon Build up on the air inlet valves. The only way that I can see this happening is if the air inlet valves are still open while fuel is being injected and burnt!! So either the injection timing or the valve timing may be a long way out. I would suggest put...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advance timing for fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 19592

Re: Advance timing for fuel pump

Hi Rhaipol, welcome to the site. Advancing the fuel pump timing will increase the P.max, but can reduce the power output of the cylinder and damage the engine if the timing is advanced too much. This is because ignition and combustion will happen during the compression stroke, instead of combustion ...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator

In my experience I would say that calculated measurements are almost always higher than measured ones, the calculation is on the basis that every component in the system is "perfect", and that only happens on the "Test Bed", not at all representative of the real world. The parame...
by Big Pete
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Taxes

Hi Xhead, as I understand it, what Atlantic says is not strictly true. If for instance you continue to live in Canada but worked for a UK based company you would be covered by the reciprocal Tax agreement between the two Countries, so long as you paid the Tax due in the UK on the earnings in the UK,...
by Big Pete
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Engine Room Resource management course
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Engine Room Resource management course

Hi Waqas,
I am English, so I can't help you on this, but there is someone from Transport Canada who can and probably will, when he gets round to reading your post.
Merry Xmas.
BP
by Big Pete
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Taxes

Hi Xhead, Lots of Canadian Masters and other Officers working on UK flag Platform Supply Boats etc in the North Sea. You don't need a UK passport or anything else for Foreigners to come and work here. I know Gulfmark Offshore are looking for people and they have employed Canadians as Masters and Chi...
by Big Pete
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merry Christam and Happy New Year - thanks for your participation
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Merry Christam and Happy New Year - thanks for your participation

Merry Xmas Martin,
Thanks for making it all happen.
Best wishes to all the contributors, especially all those at Sea.

Big Pete.

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