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by JollyJack
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Seafarers and taxes, regarding the OECD
Replies: 8
Views: 4335

Re: Seafarers and taxes, regarding the OECD

As a citizen of both UK and Canada, I found that the only way to avoid paying tax in Canada is to establish residence outside Canada and to have official recognition of that. (I had a letter from the UK taxman saying I was liable for UK tax) As a "landed immigrant", as it was previously, (...
by JollyJack
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 7049

Re: Hello!

"Worryingly this man is in charge of the maintence of some of the warships in the Royal Navy. "

I wouldn't worry about that, in my 44 years of experience as a Marine Engineer, (ashore and afloat) I found that the Andrew doesn't know diddley about ships anyway :)
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 4th Class Orals
Replies: 5
Views: 4371

Re: 4th Class Orals

Since 1 July 2007, when the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and it's associated Regulations (including the Marine Personnel Regulations) were activated, there are no "automatic fail" questions in 4th Class Engineer certification. If you should fail because of an "automatic fail" questio...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd Class Mtr Orals
Replies: 6
Views: 3703

Re: 2nd Class Mtr Orals

no, there are no "weird things" at TC, it's all laid out quite clearly in the Marine Personnel regulations http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/SOR-2007-115/ and in TP 2293 http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp2293-menu-2254.htm On a written exam for 3rd class and up, (4th is a multiple choic...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 4th class textbooks
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: 4th class textbooks

Then again, there's the 4th Class Study Guide, available free at any TC Marine Safety office.
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: training requirements for sailing on Chemical Tankers
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

Re: training requirements for sailing on Chemical Tankers

Look at the Marine Personnel Regulations, section 228 (1)

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/SOR-2007-115/
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Part A Exam Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2923

Re: Part A Exam Question

Theory examinations are valid for life, but EK exams are good for 5 years, unless a Certificate of Competency is issued, when they become valid for life. (Marine Personnel Regulations 113) http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/SOR-2007-115/

The CoC, of course, must be revalidated every 5 years.
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Tanker Endorsement
Replies: 9
Views: 7288

Re: Tanker Endorsement

Tanker endorsements are covered in sections 159 to 167 of the Marine Personnel Regulations. http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/SOR-2007-115/ or http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/SOR-2007-115/page-2.html#anchorbo-ga:l_1-gb:s_154 Approved courses on the East coast of Canada are offered from time to time by scho...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: I Missed the Boat, More Advice or Guidance Please
Replies: 18
Views: 9378

Re: I Missed the Boat, More Advice or Guidance Please

If you let me know your approximate location, I can send you a list of approved courses for BSME and Alternate Path courses for Engineers. The CCG isn't the only player in town and is actually, in my opinion, a disadvantage when the transition to Industry is made. Any route you take, you need 36 mon...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: The first daft question....
Replies: 6
Views: 3758

Re: The first daft question....

The "daft question" is the one which is never asked, so if a question is asked, it follows that it cannot be a "daft" question.
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 63051

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

You can pick up a SVMO study guide at any TC Marine Safety office, they are free. Looking over that will enable even a deck ape to pass the SVMO written exam, if he knows anything about vessels of any size. The oral part of the exam is to see if said deck ape has ever been in an engine room, to ensu...

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