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by JK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Woman Offshore Organization

A resource for woman working offshore on vessels and rigs.
There are interesting podcast interviews with some of the ladies.


http://womenoffshore.org/
by JK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Domestic Surge Protectors-Not So Good
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Domestic Surge Protectors-Not So Good

Refreshing this as a reminder
by JK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Eric Lacroix
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Eric Lacroix

Eric Alain Lacroix It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Eric Alain Lacroix, on July 13th, 2018. At the young age of 33. Eric leaves behind his mother: Nancy (Mongillo) Lacroix, his father, Pierre L. Lacroix, his brother Kevin (Amanda Mahoney) Lacroix and their children Oliv...
by JK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OSH violations kill 3.
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: OSH violations kill 3.

Revolver wrote:Unacceptable and avoidable.
Shame.

It’s like going back in time.
by JK
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: $30 million oops

Yes that makes better sense. I assumed a Mitchell thrust bearing as well. I expect the gearbox is a very complicated arrangement. Engine/turbine inputs, high low speeds and PTOs. Whatever happened to simple and robust.
by JK
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: OSH violations kill 3.
Replies: 3
Views: 423

OSH violations kill 3.

800k in possible fines does not bring 3 people back to life. The most basic ship repair guidelines ignored. This was totally avoidable and people need to be charged and jailed. 55 violations...all I can do is shake my head in disbelief. This after the findings on the Bouchard barge explosion. http:/...
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: $30 million oops

:D I assume that they damaged what is forward of the bearing as well.
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

$30 million oops

There is just so much wrong here. A thrust bearing not machined correctly and installed, failure in operation. Damages to the propulsion line to the tune of 30 million. A ship out of service. Legal costs. 25% cost overruns. It’s a 4 shafter, so they got 3 bearings correct. The ship was accepted from...
by JK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: How to Learn to be a Good Junior Engineer
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: How to Learn to be a Good Junior Engineer

The biggest complaint I’ve heard from CEs is new engineers have no troubleshooting skills. To be able to do it, you need to know and understand the ship systems, how they impact other systems and to be able to read blueprints and manuals. It sounds simple but sometimes tracking down why a piece of e...
by JK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Yard starts JSS
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Yard starts JSS

by JK
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: New USMMA Superintendent sought.

LOL. Me? This job needs someone with great political savvy and knowledge. I am the human equivalent of a tank on Main Street. Someone has a great deal of work, organizations aren’t turned around in day.
by JK
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Joan Keen Howie
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Joan Keen Howie

I ran into this lady when she was crewing supervisor. She was one of those managers that inspired her staff and they loved her.
Fly high Joan, you were truly spectacular

http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcem ... howie.html
by JK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 519

New USMMA Superintendent sought.

Seriously, why anyone would consider that airforce, army, or land person is suitable for a marine training facility is beyond me. A marine background and knowledge is essential for a marine training facility you would think. So they are looking for a new superintendent. I expect there’s a significan...
by JK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings

6/6 watches, no second person on the bridge, fatigue, early morning sleepiness leads to a missed course correction and grounding. 45 vessels and 200 persons were involved in the subsequent cleanup.


http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/marine/2016/m16p0378/m16p0378.asp

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