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by JFC
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MV Connaigra
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

MV Connaigra

New ship departs FSG for Canada. Built for Oceanex. Looks pretty nice. This is the same shipyard that constructed four ships for BC Ferries Inc.

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/9 ... _277367094#!
by JFC
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio
Replies: 187
Views: 74699

Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

Here are some very good pictures of the vessel now on this website.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013 ... ia/100592/

Amazing!
by JFC
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Ship Construction
Replies: 17
Views: 11213

Re: Ship Construction

Funny, BC Ferries has over 65 elevators and escalators on board their ships and in the terminals. They even have a manager that looks after the service and repair of all of them but also new upgrades and new construction..........
by JFC
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 86828

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

It is a "diffuser" in the event of a fire. It delays the time to breach the fuel system in the event of a fire in the space.

Cheers,

JC
by JFC
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 86828

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

hi Brian,

If I recall the, metal diffuser was there for fire protection.

JC
by JFC
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: CG Chopper Crashes in Arctic
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: CG Chopper Crashes in Arctic

What a terrible, terrible accident. My heart goes out to the families of these marine professionals that perished. Many of us past and present (Canadian Coast Guard) have been there many, many times in helicopters on board our icebreakers. The choppers were always the safest of safe. The pilots and ...
by JFC
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Need advise for Niigata 8MG 25 BX
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

Re: Need advise for Niigata 8MG 25 BX

I had an experience similiar to this with a older MTU engine that had a water cooled exhaust manifold and the water only leaked into the engine when the engine was at operating temperature and running. Somehow the damage opened up When warmed and "pumped" water in. Took a long time to find, but even...
by JFC
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: BCFC and LNG
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: BCFC and LNG

I think they have not switched because of the $$$$ impact and who is who as far as owners are...........as usual,

"Follow the money" :D
by JFC
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Thermal Oil Heating Plant
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

Re: Thermal Oil Heating Plant

........................exhaust system or uptake. :D
by JFC
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MOL Comfort
Replies: 11
Views: 4719

Re: MOL Comfort

Wikipedia reports......

"Together with her sister ships, MOL Comfort was the first container ship classified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai to utilize ultra high-strength steel with an yield strength of 470 MPa in her hull structure"
by JFC
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MOL Comfort
Replies: 11
Views: 4719

MOL Comfort

The MOL Comfort has broken in half and sank. This ship was only 8 years old...........

http://www.maritime-executive.com/artic ... 013-06-17/

Talk about having a bad day.......
by JFC
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Robert Ogston
Replies: 0
Views: 2382

Robert Ogston

OGSTON, Robert Davidson (Bob) Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on May 29, 2013 at the age of 77 following a brief battle with cancer. Bob is forever lovingly remembered by daughter Arlene; son David (Debbie), granddaughter Hailey; daughter Rhona (Patrick), grandchildren Duncan, Ma...
by JFC
Sun May 19, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Louis Joliet Ferry
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

Louis Joliet Ferry

Looks like one of those funny looking ferry boats in Quebec city missed the turn........


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... round.html

:(