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by D Winsor
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 2182

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: 2182

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: 2360

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: 2182

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: 2182

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...
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR. Continued.
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: CR. Continued.

That makes sense. I did see the balancing holes on the wheel but I have seen in the past on the front end of some engines an integral torsional damper and ring gear for use as an auxiliary PTO for a hydraulic pump or something of that nature. I'm surprised however that when the bendix let go it didn...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 700 billion shipbuilding plan?
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: 700 billion shipbuilding plan?

The whole problem, IMO, is the federal/provincial split. The feds bring in programs such as the shipbuilding plan, or new regulations. The provinces are responsible for the training and apprenticeship plans. The two don't seem to match up because of, dare I say, bureaucratic bungling, funding, gett...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 700 billion shipbuilding plan?
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: 700 billion shipbuilding plan?

JK wrote:We can't even get our own up and running without bringing in temp foreign workers. The whole concept is a mess.


How much of the High priced "American" help brought in to manage "Our" programs will disappear?
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR. Continued.
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: CR. Continued.

First off it's fairly obvious as to the result of "What 'Appened 'Ere" is some of little bits, possibly used by a sensor to determine RPM or Crank angle, have been damaged or are missing all together Secondly in order figure out what caused "What's 'Appened 'Ere" it would help to...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: It's all about perspective!
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: It's all about perspective!

Over my years working for Algoma or "The Bear" as it is sometimes referred I have seen a number of different renditions of the "Bear" but this one is unique 8) I wonder who the artist was? One particular rendition occurred when a crew member made sure, while painting the Bear Log...
by D Winsor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: STCW10 (Manila Convention) comes into force Jan 1 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5343

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

It just creates a zone restricted license system aligning engineers licenses with similar zone restrictions as are currently in force and have been for many years on the deck licenses.
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: new exams for new lisencing regs?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2874

Re: new exams for new lisencing regs?.

"May you live in interesting times", certainly is a thought that comes to mind with these new STCW2010 regs and TC. Looking forward to seeing how TC is going to wrap this shit sandwich up. Then again if they start putting us on par with most nations, we might have a chance to pull ourselv...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Wartsila - Positions Available
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Wartsila - Positions Available

Found these marine related positions advertised on Career Beacon and Wartsila websites http://careers.fi/wartsila/careers.cgi?action=view&job_id=18527&lang=uk&unit=wartsila http://careers.fi/wartsila/careers.cgi?action=view&job_id=18251&lang=uk&unit=wartsila
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: I guess the war on drugs is over?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: I guess the war on drugs is over?

To go along with that the cuts to the EPA and it's "Regulatory impedance to Corporate Profits" along with the USCG, doesn't bode well for current and future programs designed for protection of the Great Lakes.
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: new exams for new lisencing regs?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2874

Re: new exams for new lisencing regs?.

I wonder how the KW certification limits outlined in the bulletin will mesh with vessel voyage and KW power ratings certification requirements under the Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115) of the Canada Shipping Act? Will these new KW Shaft Output rating on certificates permit a holder of a ...

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