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by D Winsor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics
Replies: 15
Views: 3119

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: 838

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: 1396

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: 5164

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 ... iw.twitter
by D Winsor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 21
Views: 5276

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 ...
by D Winsor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 21
Views: 5276

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

I've been doing some searching around in an effort to see if there were similar issues in the automotive/trucking industry now that high pressure direct injection CR fuel systems are becoming more common in both diesel and gasoline engines. What I found is that indeed similar issues have occurred an...
by D Winsor
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 4470

Re: Suicide and sea

I see another Splash247 commentary article on this subject, all be it a short one, popped up on Martin's Twitter feed this morning. As usual with subjects like this there are those,in their comments poking holes in the information. Rather than poke holes or dispute the data I wish those that can do ...
by D Winsor
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: mitsubishi future series sj15f
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: mitsubishi future series sj15f

Has there been any other work done on the purifier like the servicing to the systems supplying water to the purifier during the automatic process control? If so I would check the valves were assembled and functioning correctly, the coil connections are in good condition, verify that something hasn't...
by D Winsor
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 3747

Re: Mouldy Navy

You would be surprised how little a restriction in the air flow into suction of a ventilation fan would cause the fan to suck the condensate off A/C coils and sometimes out of the condensate catch tray under the coil. So on a Naval vessel designed to be operated primarily in the North Atlantic, comb...
by D Winsor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 2261

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 space is done ...
by D Winsor
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Navy Side Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

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: 4470

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: 5
Views: 2282

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 lubricants conside...
by D Winsor
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: International Day of the Seafarer
Replies: 1
Views: 798

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/editorial ... hoop-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: 809

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 ...