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by The Dieselduck
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 113026

Shock at Philippines cadet initiative

Shock at Philippines cadet initiative Training would be mandatory to secure a licence Marcus Hand, 5 November 2008 Lloyds List THE Philippines stunned the international shipping industry yesterday by revealing a proposal to mandate cadet training as a condition of companies’ operating licences in th...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: 20 men killed on a Russian nuclear submarine
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

20 men killed on a Russian nuclear submarine

Bad training blamed for submarine deaths Some of the 20 men killed on a Russian nuclear submarine this weekend may have died because they lacked adequate training in how to respond in a fire drill, a former submarine officer said. Russian prosecutors said the victims on board the Nerpa nuclear subma...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Seafarer criminalization
Replies: 42
Views: 34867

Hebei Spirit officers sentenced

Fairplay 11 November 2008 Hebei Spirit officers sentenced SENTENCES and fines were handed down today in South Korea for the Hebei Spirit spill. The tanker’s captain Jasprit Chawla and chief officer-navigator Syam Chetan were both sentenced to three years in prison a fine of 30M won ($22,530). They h...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Seafarer criminalization
Replies: 42
Views: 34867

Prosecutors push for jail terms and fines in ‘Hebei Two’ ret

Prosecutors push for jail terms and fines in ‘Hebei Two’ retrial Korean high court verdict expected within a month Keith Wallis, 13 November 2008 Lloyds List PROSECUTORS have called for three-year jail sentences and fines of Won30m ($22,060) in the retrial of the ‘Hebei Two’, the master and chief of...
by The Dieselduck
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: US Coast Guard Stripped of Buying Power
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Re: US Coast Guard Stripped of Buying Power

Yeah I saw that article too, pretty interesting, I had to chuckle. They have had several major boondoggles over that last few years, I should say that they cannot be surprised.

Cant trust them with a credit card; but give them as many bullets and bombs as they want... mmmmmm.
by The Dieselduck
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Courses for 4TH Engineer
Replies: 5
Views: 3477

Re: Courses for 4TH Engineer

If you are in no hurry, 3-6 months, if you are planning to fly out west anyways, you might want to check out the MED course that Western Maritime Institute will be offering soon. They are building the infrastructure right now. They are not in downtown Vancouver so their might be some cost savings fr...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How About This?
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

Re: How About This?

Yeah I should say so, I have seen some pretty serious sparks flying around me, and that was just when I was changing a 120 v light bulb. ehehehe
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 113026

IMO in global campaign for young officers

IMO in global campaign for young officers Warning that crewing shortfall is understated By Marcus Hand, 21 October 2008 Lloyds List THE International Maritime Organization is to launch a worldwide campaign to attract young people to the shipping industry to avoid the spectre of new ships being laid-...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Seafarer criminalization
Replies: 42
Views: 34867

US remains twitchy on shore leave

Fairplay 24 October 2008 USCG seeks shore leave relief EFFORTS by the US Coast Guard could improve US shore leave access, but questions linger on pending legislation designed to aid seafarers. Speaking at the World Maritime Day conference in New York yesterday, Blank Rome partner Jeanne Grasso noted...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What Am I?
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Re: What Am I?

A mis-aligned bearing?
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How About This?
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

Re: How About This?

I'm gonna say its a piece of a bussbar or the likes.
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 113026

Maintaining manpower

Maintaining manpower 22 October 2008 Lloyds List WHEN everyone is worried about where the next cargo is coming from, and how ships emerging from newbuilding yards are to be paid for, it is excusable if the problems of manpower procurement and retention find themselves on the back burner. But these h...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 113026

OSM boss makes clear his views on how to tackle recruitment

Refreshing to hear that I am not crazy. It seems that someone else has at least some hankering of what issue affect the lack of seafarers. I think the statement... “Officers spend three to five years in university. They could just as well become a lawyer, or an economist, financial analyst, or whate...
by The Dieselduck
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 113026

East Anglian push for marine engineers

East Anglian push for marine engineers 29 October 2008 East Anglia needs to do more to "grow its own" engineers to support the maritime industries. That was the message from one leading player this week as marine and port companies combined at a graduate recruitment fair in Norwich for the...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?
Replies: 17
Views: 26839

Re: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?

This is a pretty basic question I think. Which is why we always blow an engine out before starting. Certainly a fuel pump, but I believe the injection valve is to blame for most of these occurrences. The injector leaks; a fair amount of fuel builds up, and you go to start the engine and the force fr...

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