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by D Winsor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 3169

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

I guess it depends on the circumstances ie. if the vessel is operational or laid up. The way I understand it, if the vessel is operational the Master remains ultimately responsible for the vessel and the safety of the crew. The Master then becomes or delegates responsibility to the Chief Mate or Chi...
by D Winsor
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: Wireless Shore Power

When it comes to mooring the ship and keeping it in position with the connection. The dock could be fitted with a system that uses vacuum chambers to hold the ship in position similar to what is currently being used in the St. Lawerence Seaway as part of the their Hands & Mooring line Free syste...
by D Winsor
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine performance in varying ambient temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Engine performance in varying ambient temperatures

One particular calculation that can sometimes tell a lot with respecet to propeller and mechanical effiency in a wide variety of air and water temperature conditions is Propeller Slip. Slip is the difference the theoretical speed the propeller is capable of producing at a given pitch, or the distanc...
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: New Examination Process
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Re: New Examination Process

Revolver, nobody hates safety for seafarers, Companies are a bit averse to paying for it, that's all. Seafarers always have been, and always will be, disposable. YOU just have to make sure you aren't one of them. That's why there are Safety Committees run and operated by the crew. Employers, ie, on...
by D Winsor
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Preventing Engine Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Preventing Engine Failures

I wonder if now that P&I Clubs are finally beginning to take enough notice to the point writing a directive outlining the basics of engineering principles will change the attitudes of ship owners and operators. I guess the P&I clubs are hoping that what is becoming more apparent, with this a...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: New Examination Process
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Re: New Examination Process

Do you have discharges and testimonials as Second or ChieF? Have you met the requirements of STCW 2010 III/2? (Second Engineer) Do you have enough sea service over 3000 Kw> (9 months)? Do you have enough service to renew your CoC? Got a valid Seafarers Medical under the MPRs (NOT under TC/CCG MOU) ...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Preventing Engine Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Preventing Engine Failures

I wonder how many of the failures discussed in this forum and others like it can be boiled down to the simple failure to follow, what some would consider hard and fast rules, listed as reccomendations in this article.

https://www.safety4sea.com/reducing-the-risk-of-engine-failure/
by D Winsor
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Vintage Superior Engines & Compressors Model 65-LX-6

I found this videos of Superior engines on Youtube An 8 Cylinder Superior LX Engine driving a gas compressor starting and running https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHWsF4-JfAI A running 6 cylinder engine with plexiglass cranckcase and camshaft doors driving a generator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold Straightening of Main Propulsion Shaft in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Cold Straightening of Main Propulsion Shaft in Canada?

Have you tried Allied Marine & Industrial 1 Lake Road, Port Colborne, ON L3K 1A2 Tel. 905-834-8275 Fax 905-834-5645 sales@allmind.com or Mount Royal /Walsh Inc. 2101 Aird Ave. Montreal, Quebec H1V 2W3 Phone number 1-514-255-3301 Fax Number 1-514-255-8851 Toll Free 1-888-255-3301 Email mrw@mrw-gr...
by D Winsor
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics

None in open waters that I can recall. I've experienced what some would refer to as a "Near Miss" in confined waters such as canals and rivers when meeting another ship. Both ships pass close enough to each other at a closing speed between 6 & 20 knots that someone could easily jump be...
by D Winsor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: USN Red Over Red

Is it pervasive everywhere, putting managers in place that have no direct knowledge or no experience of the marine industry, in positions that have direct control of the marine matters? Sure there are great managers, but without that knowledge they are managing with the recommendations of others. I...
by D Winsor
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Is Canadian passport essential to work in Canada?
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Is Canadian passport essential to work in Canada?

You can work in Canada as a Landed Immigrant but companies would prefer you had a Canadian Citizenship and Passport especially if the Company regularly trade between Canada and the United States as is done on the Great lakes. Depending on the agreements the US has with the Country that issued your o...
by D Winsor
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2017 Aug - Cdn sailor on Great Lakes and St Lawrence, your input is requested
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: 2017 Aug - Cdn sailor on Great Lakes and St Lawrence, your input is requested

Contacted Dr. Shan and was interviewed this morning She would like to talk with anyone of any rank or position, with experience working on the Lakes on any kind of vessel. Her questions are primarily about the perception of the person being interviewed on how the rules and regulations with respect t...
by D Winsor
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 3560

Re: Fatigue at sea

I just found another interesting article on the link between Crew size and Automation and Fatigue on Martin's Twitter Feed.
https://www.marinelink.com/news/fatigue-fight428341#.WZIdN47v4iw.twitter
by D Winsor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 21
Views: 3904

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

BP You're correct cavitation could also be a contributing factor. When I was on ships set up with a Clarifier, the primary purifier with a typical oil to water interface fed the clarifier. The clarifier while not having any kind of sealing water was effective in catching water or other contaminants ...

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