TC and Fuel sulpher testing

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TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JK » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:31 am

and if you missed it, TC will now be testing for sulpher content in FO in NA-ECA waters


http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/bu ... 08-eng.htm

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby The Dieselduck » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:11 pm

call me cynical but i believe this is just threats again, since they barely are able to get out of the office due to budgets considerations and such
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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JK » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:39 am

Not many 1st Class tickets and Masters want to take a pay drop to become a policy wanker because TC is busy getting rid of their inspection role in the Canadian marine world.
I wonder how long before we have the marine equivalent to Lac-Mégantic.

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JollyJack » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:45 pm

HA! We have portable fuel analyzers, Inspectors trained in their use and a standing contract with DNV to analyze submitted samples. The budget has been increased for sulphur and nitrous oxide emmisions (NOX & SOX) and annex VI of MARPOL will be enforced. Every ship entering Eastern Canada reports ROB of fuel, including sulphur content. I check all their declarations. Any obvious discrepancies (eg 25 tonnes of compliant fuel on a ship bound for Montreal is flagged and checked at Montreal.

Any complaint of excessive emmissions are investigated. In either case, the fuel would be sampled at the engine (not in the day tank) and if the sample doesn't agree with the declaration, the sample is sent to DNV for analysis. If DNV confirms the sulphur content is too high, we have various actions we can take, from Criminal Code for providing milsleading or untrue information, to detention, to holding a deposit equivalent of the maximum fine ($1 million)

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JK » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:55 am

Maybe they should consider gas sniffers fitted under the bridges the ships pass under like they do in Europe.

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby Merlyn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:31 am

Smoke meter probe in the funnel uptakes on every ship, aerial on the funnel transmitting readings via satellite back to the powers that be and a man with a pair of handcuffs waiting for you when you dock next.
Twenty first century after all.
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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby pac22ken » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:23 pm

George Orwell's vision of the future wasnñt so far off...... would've been closer if book had been titled '' 2034'' .
Appears to me that climate change damage is already done so no matter what emission regulations are passed it won't reverse the damage.
Enforcement is NOW but too bad real results are probably decades away.
I Would like to be proven wrong but gotta face facts. Ocean levels are rising..Arctic ice cap is receding and McKenzie River water level is dropping. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/mckenzie-river-water-level-could-affect-barges-for-second-straight-year-1.3136854

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JK » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:23 am

A friend of mine just got back from the North Pole. Ice levels are grim. Not in the sense of huge amounts of multi-year but in the lack of it. Soon the only ice you'll see is what is in pictures from the 80s hung on my wall.

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JollyJack » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:19 pm

Drought in Nova Scotia, water conservation in Dartmouth, dry wells in the south......NOVA SCOTIA! It never stops pishin doon in Nova Scotia...except for this year.
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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby JK » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:17 am

Yes who could ever imagine a 4 month drought here. I can't remember a drier June and me with no hulls to paint lol.

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Re: TC and Fuel sulpher testing

Postby Big Pete » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:47 am

Certainly cooled a lot since the 16th century when Malaria was endemic in the Thames Estuary, around London, England, and a thousand years ago when the Romans grew grape Vines and made wine in Scotland.

However, a couple of thousand years before that the Glaciers reached the South of England!!

Climate moves in cycles it always has, in my opinion, it is still too soon to be sure what is "man made" and what is part of Natural cycles, of Solar activity and the Earth's climate, many other cycles, similar to "El Nino" still to be discovered.

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