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by JK
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Marine Steam Engineer, Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Marine Steam Engineer, Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre

I'm assuming a scotch marine boiler with reciprocating engine and condenser? It's coal fired? So someone has to shovel? Natural drought? ETA, yes, ship is coal fired. There aren't many around now that have worked on those plants, nevermind coal fired! Though it would be fun to poke around in the eng...
by JK
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions

I had a very quick look at SOLAS and didn’t see anything specific. It might be there though. The ships i am familiar with, used the engine driven pumps for direct bilge suction, or a submersible bilge pump with remote valve operations, or tank/ bilge operations. It really does show where the CEs are...
by JK
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

Forgive me if the are simplistic questions.thinking out loud here. So not Thordon bearing. Was heat observed at the gland? Do you know definitely how hot the oil got? Is your shaft seals damaged? Not all systems are plumbed in equal. I sailed on a ship, same thing happened and we took out the bearin...
by JK
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Warship fails sea trial
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Warship fails sea trial

This was a very interesting article. Governments are trying to cut crewing costs by packing many uses into one ship, which makes them expensive to build, expensive to maintain and technically challenging for the crew, especially as they age. Both the ship, and the crew as they age rapidly trying to ...
by JK
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

is this an actual occurance or are you doing a paper?
Anytime I’ve seen this in practice, the ship has to be docked, but you have no details in your question.
by JK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 70 million award
Replies: 0
Views: 182

70 million award

This is not an isolated case but the payout is

http://www.the-triton.com/2018/02/yacht ... ape-award/
by JK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engine overspeed, gearbox catastrophic failure
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Engine overspeed, gearbox catastrophic failure

Wow, oh wow! They were some frikken lucky going by this article. Off to find the report. http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1548973-safety-board-warns-against-using-untrained-engine-room-crew-in-2017-breakdown-repor?utm_source=email&utm_medium=business_insider&utm_campaign=business_insider
by JK
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Rob Morris
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Rob Morris

RIP Mr Morris
A reminder to live life to the fullest as we do not know what tomorrow will bring.
by JK
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Anyone hiring 4th engineers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Anyone hiring 4th engineers?

CG is federal and follow Treasury Board staffing. There are maximum lengths of time for casuals. However that can be followed up on. Here is the link for applying

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/ ... ter=820743
by JK
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

This is an old story, but interesting reading on the topic:
http://www.liverpoolships.org/empress_o ... _1953.html
by JK
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

We were anal about draining the lines on every ship I was on or running the system with the anchor wash open. Running was a drag because it took all the warm water out of the seabay.....those were the days that I don't miss...-28*C and counting. lol

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