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by JollyJack
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: EOOW
Replies: 10
Views: 11326

Re: EOOW

Here's a handy-dandy link to the UK MCA, specifying requirements for direct entry from the RN. http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-stcw_msf4294_whole.pdf You want to look at section 10.1.1 (3) which enumerates who, in RN rank, is elegible, and at 10.1.2 which tells you how to go about it. (Pages 55 an...
by JollyJack
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: EOOW
Replies: 10
Views: 11326

Re: EOOW

Turbo, your best bet is to contact an Examiner of Engineers for his assessment. The procedure here in Canada is that RCN candidates are processed in the same way as a direct entry from overseas, eg UK, India, Russia etc. All relevant documentation is submitted to HQ in Ottawa and assessed on it's me...
by JollyJack
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: EOOW
Replies: 10
Views: 11326

Re: EOOW

In Canada, there is a direct relationship between Navy and STCW qualifications, they are enumerated here :- The Examination and Certification of Seafarers TP 2293E Chapter 2 – Administration of Examinations and Eligibility Revision no. 5 2.8 ENGINEERING CERTIFICATES 1) An applicant must meet the fol...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: POWER engineer
Replies: 3
Views: 3104

Re: POWER engineer

Marine Engineer/Power Engineer, two different animals altogether. To qualify that, I, with a First Class Motor, 4th Class Steam, was assessed here in Nova Scotia as Fourth Class Stationary Engineer and permitted to write for 3rd Class. The assessment from Alberta was for 3rd Class. Each Province has...
by JollyJack
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: I Missed the Boat, More Advice or Guidance Please
Replies: 18
Views: 9788

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

Here is the link for courses and Institutions approved by Transport Canada Marine Safety. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp10655-menu-1046.htm Cadet programmes start in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Memorial University, St. Johns, NL and many other places in Canada, the school year generall...
by JollyJack
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: First Class Naval Arch
Replies: 8
Views: 5718

Re: First Class Naval Arch

First Class Naval Arch (1NAR) is the largest question bank on 1st Class (Applied Mechanics has it in 2nd). The syllabus is spelled out in TP2293, Examination and Certification of Seafarers and consists roughly 60/40 stability/ship construction. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp2293-chapter2...
by JollyJack
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Part A Exam Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3073

Re: Part A Exam Question

I think that this is the appropriate place for this comment. Should you be contemplating 3rd Class Applied Mathematics and Applied Mechanics, may I suggest that you have a go at the 2nd Class Applied Mechanics? The cost is $27:50, same as each of the other two, and the standard of mathematics requir...
by JollyJack
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Got an old ship?
Replies: 2
Views: 4544

Re: Got an old ship?

There are several tied up in Halifax harbour, some painted gray and others black. You can have them for $1 each, all you have to do is safely remove the asbestos and PCBs and all the other nasties. You might want to move fairly fast on them, they'll be needed as Canada's contribution for the next wa...
by JollyJack
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Seafarers and taxes, regarding the OECD
Replies: 8
Views: 4609

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: 7491

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: 4573

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: 3830

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: 3120

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: 1816

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: 3073

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.

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