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by JK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Nathan E Stewart Grounding and Sinking TSB findings

6/6 watches, no second person on the bridge, fatigue, early morning sleepiness leads to a missed course correction and grounding. 45 vessels and 200 persons were involved in the subsequent cleanup.


http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/marine/2016/m16p0378/m16p0378.asp
by JK
Tue May 29, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: MPR2019 on the horizon, finally

multiple choice exams! Trick questions and multiple not quite right answers to pick from. This is to make marking faster. I am so glad I am done with exams. ETA I did some calling around. If you are planning to go through the hawse pipe and challenge the exams, it's not going to happen anymore. You ...
by JK
Fri May 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 18
Views: 1355

Interview with book author.

This is an Interesting interview that touches on several points alluded to in the forum by different posters. http://gcaptain.com/interview-with-el-faro-author-rachel-slade/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-bb3bcbd68...
by JK
Fri May 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Junior Officer charged
Replies: 1
Views: 282

CO has charges dropped

Interesting, the CO has charges dropped. He was on the bridge, yet the watch keepers are responsible for collision. Do they follow bridge watch procedures?

https://splash247.com/navy-drops-neglig ... hn-mccain/
by JK
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

the red headed cat will surface again, I'm sure.
by JK
Sun May 13, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

4 hour course to learn the system. When will companies understand that their senior staff may not be as computer/automation system comfortable as the younger generation? As usual management skates away with a brief nod towards lack of training from TSB. This should have been found during the sea tri...
by JK
Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 1
Views: 176

3D printing

I started on a 1949 steamer that would have been the Cadillac of her day, everything would have been sand cast, rolled or welded in her construction.
To move to 3D printing of ship components in my career, is just mind blowing.


https://splash247.com/3d-printed-ships- ... ep-closer/
by JK
Wed May 09, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Junior Officer charged
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Junior Officer charged

Interesting that with the fiasco that fleet was admitted to be, the most junior is charged. Not defending the person and their errors, but how do you get to night orders being ignored?

https://splash247.com/junior-officer-pl ... collision/
by JK
Wed May 09, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Expert consultant services
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Expert consultant services

Requirement for hiring one senior marine engineer to provide expert consulting services to Canadian Coast Guard on vessel inspection and testing services. (FP802-170372)

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-da ... 8-00825102
by JK
Fri May 04, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: For The Geeks
Replies: 0
Views: 186

For The Geeks

May the Fourth be with you!

Heathrow Airport

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by JK
Thu May 03, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Westfalia separator, model: OSC 50-01-536/60
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Westfalia separator, model: OSC 50-01-536/60

I actually liked the Westfalia s better then the Alfa Lavals back in my sea day. Too long ago for any meaningful contribution.
by JK
Thu May 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Captain Garth Sveinson
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Captain Garth Sveinson

Garth passed this afternoon in Dartmouth, N.S.
He has worked with the Canadian Coast Guard for 38 years. Memorial details to follow.

RIP my friend. You were a fine man and will be missed.

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/atlantic-d ... son/18863/

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