Tanker aground in NS

General maritime and engineering discussion occurs on this board. Feel free to post newsbits, comments, ask questions about maritime matters and post your opinions.
User avatar
JK
Enduring Contributor
Posts: 2834
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:29 am
Currently located: East Coast, Canada

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby JK » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:56 am

I’ve been thinking more about this. Given the number of conditions imposed on the ship sailing, the TC inspectors must have had grave concerns ( I’m being facetious) on the ship actually getting where it was going. I’m sure that some of the other ships we talked about here must fall in the same situation.
They stopped it from sailing as a yacht because then they would have just left with no work. I read an article from the west coast of a tug being registered as a yacht, sailing and being detained by USCG for extensive repairs. The TC inspector was castigated by name, called derelict in his duty in the article, yet once it was re-registered, I’m 99.5% sure there was little that he could do other then put stringent conditions on it.
So then Class steps in, Class requirements are met...and off they go.
If they don’t go then the ship is abandoned, and TC/DFO/CCG now have a hull to deal with in the future. It’s a conundrum for someone.

User avatar
JollyJack
Fleet Engineer
Posts: 1176
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:57 am
Currently located: Eastern Canada

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby JollyJack » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:06 pm

TC did what it's supposed to do when the vessel was in Quebec, she was restricted until the relevant repairs were made to make her seaworthy and personnel were changed to suit. Once Class gave it the OK, she's off, nothing to do about it. That changes were make and the C/E became the Master, only Class could do anything about it. TC has no real teeth. (sssssssshhhhhhhh!!! Don't tell anyone, TC goes to get it's Orders at CMAC in Ottawa.)
Discourage incest, ban country "music".


Return to “Crew Mess”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests