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by D Winsor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos

So how is it measured? What's the name of the test equipment? What qualifications required to operate same? In 1960-65 I couldn't see through the fog generated by ripsaws ripping it off all steam pipes, do these new regs mean I'm on borrowed time? In my experience "Air Sampling" in a spac...
by D Winsor
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Navy Side Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Navy Side Launch

The ship was built in Wisconsin means that the ship has to go down through the 15 locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. So the cradle could double as underwater fendering to protect the boat from damage bouncing off the lock walls
by D Winsor
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1795

Re: Suicide and sea

This is increasingly becoming a conversation that is long overdue. Unfortunately, based on my own personal experiences, I don't see things changing any time soon despite the current efforts to break down the stigmas surrounding mental illness. I still suffer from effects of past experiences where I ...
by D Winsor
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE LUB OIL

Yes you probably can but it should be a last resort move and only used to "Top Up" the existing oil charge. I would also recommend operating the 4 stroke engines on diesel fuel if they are currently set burn heavy fuel. I don't believe there will be an issue with blending of the 2 lubrican...
by D Winsor
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: International Day of the Seafarer
Replies: 1
Views: 315

International Day of the Seafarer

Believe it or not the IMO declared Sunday June 25th the International Day of the Seafarer
Here is a link to an interesting commentary on the declaration written published in Marine Executive

http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/day-of-the-seafarer-whoop-de-do
by D Winsor
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Some more vessels going to Scrap
Replies: 0
Views: 304

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: 892

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: 613

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: 1131

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: 769

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: 5077

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: 2175

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: 1000

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: 358

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: 947

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...

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