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by JollyJack
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 65657

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Good news indeed Brian! :) However, I'm unsure about the "additional oral exam". Both unrestricted and restricted Certificates require an Oral exam. The difference is that the Oral for restricted is done aboard the vessel for which the Certificate is issued and is specific to that vessel, ...
by JollyJack
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 65657

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

A cofferdam is basically a void space which separates tanks containing different substances. Should one tank leak, it will not contaminate the other. eg fresh water tanks are separated from oil tanks and sewage holding tanks by a cofferdam. Ship construction usually dictates thwartship tanks, so, fo...
by JollyJack
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Flag State inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 3759

Re: Flag State inspection

Interesting reading here, from the Paris MOU site, Port State Inspections on Canadian ships 2008/09. 21 inspections, very few without deficiencies and/or detention.

http://www.parismou.org/ParisMOU/Inspec ... fault.aspx
by JollyJack
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 65657

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

With regards to the first question, Brian, option 1 is correct. It's a Load Line issue, as the sounding pipe terminates below the waterline, any breach of the tank to the sea will cause uncontrolled ingress of sea water. The weighted cock prevents that by ensuring the end of the pipe is closed. Bilg...
by JollyJack
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: exam questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

Re: exam questions

It looks like the dates refer to when that Exam question was on a paper in an Exam. The questions do repeat, it takes a long time for every question to recur, but they do, eventually. Other references look like various reference books.
by JollyJack
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Flag State inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 3759

Re: Flag State inspection

"Flag State" and "Port State" inspections are completely different. Flag state is the country whose flag the ship wears, and that administration inspects ships which are registered in that country. Of course, countries "delegate" inspections to Classification societies,...
by JollyJack
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: East Coast Navy Review
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: East Coast Navy Review

As a Trustee of HMCS Sackville, Canada's Naval Memorial, I was invited to meet HM when she visited the ship to unviel a plaque after the Fleet Review. We assembled on the South jetty at the Maritime Museum in Halifax and she arrived aboard HMCS St Johns to disembark there when the Review was complet...
by JollyJack
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Those TV Ships That Flip Over and the Ensuing Fun
Replies: 12
Views: 5428

Re: Those TV Ships That Flip Over and the Ensuing Fun

It's not only movies which take liberties with facts, some authors do it too! I found "Gray Seas Under" by Farley Mowatt (known in the North as "Hardly Knowit" after that farce about wolves) absolutely hilarious. In the opening pages he places Dundee, Scotland, on Clydeside (it's...
by JollyJack
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: enclosed space?
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: enclosed space?

The link you posted earlier is to the Dept of Justice and is current to 12 July 2010. This is at the top of the page: Marine Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/87-183) Enabling Statute: Canada Labour Code Full Document for Printing: HTML (327Kb) PDF (68Kb) Regulation current to July 12t...
by JollyJack
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: I Missed the Boat, More Advice or Guidance Please
Replies: 18
Views: 9612

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

"I'll buy the first beer."

If you're ever in Halifax, mine is an Old Peculiar in the Henry House! :)
by JollyJack
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Curious Case Of the Missing Dock
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: Curious Case Of the Missing Dock

I used to live there, so I can say "pochmihone, spieroch" with the best of 'em! :) I'm back on the mainland, but fog prevents me seeing the shipyard. You'll be able to see it here: http://www.halifaxwebcam.ca/live/index.php?CURRENT_CAM=macdonaldbridge&SET_CAM=macdonaldbridge when the f...
by JollyJack
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Curious Case Of the Missing Dock
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: Curious Case Of the Missing Dock

nope, not me, but I'm over the causeway this week
by JollyJack
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: GOM Oiled
Replies: 37
Views: 17464

Re: GOM Oiled

Couple or three points here, I worked on the BP rig Forties Bravo way back in the 70s. Oil pumped from Alpha, Bravo and Delta (the other 3 rigs in the field) is collected on Charlie and pumped 120 miles ashore from there. I worked the control room on Bravo. We had a sudden spike of over 3000psi in t...
by JollyJack
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: enclosed space?
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: enclosed space?

See? the links work! :)
by JollyJack
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)
Replies: 122
Views: 65657

Re: Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Are you looking for an "Approved Course" designation? There's no need for that really, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and your candidate's success rate in the Examinations (for which there is no charge) will prove your pudding.

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