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by D Winsor
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Some more vessels going to Scrap
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Some more vessels going to Scrap

Found this article about the awarding of tenders to scrap 3 more vessels 3 vessels from eastern Canada headed to scrap in Port Colborne 6/24 - Three tenders for shipbreaking have recently been awarded to Marine Recycling Corporation of Port Colborne, Ont. The vessels involved are the ferry Princess ...
by D Winsor
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: High Speed Squirter Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: High Speed Squirter Craft

Here are some more images of passenger ferries with the Rooster Tail water spray highlighted in the banner. The ferries run between the mainland, Mackinaw Island and Round Island on the Western Lake Huron side of the Strait of Mackinaw
by D Winsor
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: altration in fresh water generator parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: altration in fresh water generator parameters

There are many factors that will ultimately control the output of a FW Generator. The FW Generating Capacity is directly dependent on the amount of available heating an cooling/water vapor condensing capacity within the generator, the capacity of the heat generating source to supply the heat necessa...
by D Winsor
Sun May 28, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: European Ship owners boasting of making inroads into Cdn Cabotage
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: European Ship owners boasting of making inroads into Cdn Cabotage

Here is an interesting article about a joint venture between a Canadian Shipping Company (Algoma) and it's European Partner http://splash247.com/algoma-nova-marine-cement-relationship/ What's really interesting is the 2nd last Paragraph of the article and how many Canadians will be employed on the v...
by D Winsor
Sun May 28, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: CCG on a hiring spree
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: CCG on a hiring spree

That last one looks like they a trolling for a specific person. The guy would have to be 100 years old. You're probably right on both accounts. I can think of a couple of people that could fit the bill but I doubt the bureaucrats would like to see any of them because of the crap they would stir up....
by D Winsor
Thu May 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: STCW10 (Manila Convention) comes into force Jan 1 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 4228

Re: STCW10 (Manila Convention) comes into force Jan 1 2017

Word from Ottawa is that 2nd Class is considered "Management level" for the purposes of STCW Certification, so yes, we did waste time effort and money doing 1st Class. You're probably right but even still I think,(and I've been known to be wrong in my interpretation or misinterpretation o...
by D Winsor
Fri May 19, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: Stellar Daisy

if you haven't seen it, there's been a commentary on the loss of the Daisy. There will be no investigation and the families are paid off. The definitive cause will never be known and the shredders have probably been working overtime. Part 1 talks about the Costa Concordia and how one man went to ja...
by D Winsor
Tue May 16, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: COC
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: COC

Where has everyone been? T/C have been giving out those laminated "Legal" size certificates for at least three years or more.
The fun part is finding a binder to hold them. You can't just stuff them in a pocket of a backpack or briefcase with your passport any more
by D Winsor
Tue May 09, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Somber Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Somber Anniversary

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Westray Coal Mine Explosion when 26 men went to work and never came home again. Here in Canada, as a result of this disaster, laws have been changed giving workers many more rights with respect to workplace safety, but sadly there are still far too many that will...
by D Winsor
Fri May 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Something to puzzle over
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Something to puzzle over

I was on a couple of vessels with an ICPP system that was installed after the vessel was built and we would shut the system off when the ship went into the Lakes. We were also told by the manufacturer that it would serve no real purpose while in fresh water because the system required salt in the wa...
by D Winsor
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Fatigue at sea

Seems that they don't "get it" as regards part II of the MPR. "Minimum Manning" regulations deal with safe navigation of a vessel. Mariners on "Safe Manning" documents are required to take a vessel from a departure port to an arrival port, that's all. It does NOT cover...
by D Winsor
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Fatigue at sea

I just read this article about reexamining Officers to insure proper qualifications & experience from one of Martin's Tweets However there was an interesting story in the comments on the particular story about a vessel loading Grain in Thunder Bay http://maritime-executive.com/article/to-reduce-...
by D Winsor
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: Stellar Daisy

Very few people at Sea have any understanding of the basics of their job any more, and the continuous pressure from management to have "perfect" maintenance records and freshly painted ships to impress Surveyors, is definitely undermining safety and proper maintenance. I couldn't agree mo...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Fatigue at sea

Oh Yes they are! A few years ago the group of Captains & Chief's from a former employer attended a seminar by a Marine School representative on "Helicopter Parents" and "Technology Addicted Students". He related the story of a Mother threatening the school for sending her son...
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Fatigue at sea

Great post. One of my friends is still at sea as CE. He was telling me that there is hardly any troubleshooting abilities in his newer engineers. He is in his coveralls 12 hours a day. A far cry from the CE in his slippers and knowing only where the ER door is. I fear that if you had an old time Su...

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