CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

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CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Sea Rover » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:10 pm

Does anyone know how many engine room crew are on the CSL Trillium class vessels? What kind of watches do they stand? What is the leave system? Does the Chief Engineer stand a watch or are they on day work?

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Revolver » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:30 am

Chief, 2nd, & 3rd.
2nd and 3rd do 12hrs of watches a day.
Chief just mills around doing whatever and answers emails all day haha, last I understood.

Maybe they have chiefs standing watches now to save the OT, CSL is cheap. But according to the collective agreement for engineers the C/E are not allowed to stand watches under normal operations because it mucks with the engineers OT or something I guess. C/E are not the same union.

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Sea Rover » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:13 am

Running a self unloader with only 3 Engineers and no Electrician. Sounds like an absolute nightmare to me. I wonder how they manage?

What type of leave system do they have?

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby JollyJack » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:39 pm

Last I heard, it was Chinese Watches, go on an stay on.
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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Revolver » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:41 pm

You got that right. I worked on them as a 4th while getting time for my 3rd and then I did some other gigs... So I only heard from old co-workers that it's quite the work load. Any work needing to be done outside normal watch keeping must be quite tasking. (Even just bunkering certain times for example, 2nd has to be on deck and an engineer has to be downstairs)
Most of the bugs are worked out of those vessels now, but the ship quality overall is fairly cheap - Chinese built. But they run well enough to be manageable when they run smooth...

Leave is essentially 6 weeks/6 weeks

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Revolver » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:43 pm

JollyJack wrote:Last I heard, it was Chinese Watches, go on an stay on.


Well yeah you have a point, you have to be sure to assert yourself if you want 6weeks on/off... If you don't say anything, or want to stay aboard, you'll be working straight all season haha
Save them travel expenses? They're all for it haha

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby JollyJack » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:42 pm

The best, most knowledgeable Chief I ever sailed with was fired because he insisted on getting off on December 12th, 14 days over his 3 month hitch. He wanted Xmas with his kids, Irving got him home from Boston, then fired him. He joined another ship on a regular run with another company and retired from that ship 20 years later.
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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Revolver » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:03 pm

Well how does it go?
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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Sea Rover » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:25 am

The companies on the Lakes have recently become very hostile towards Engineers. I'm not sure why.

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Re: CSL Trillium Class - Engine Room Crew

Postby Revolver » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:01 am

The lakes have an antiquated mind set, and engineers are starting to realize we're in demand and have skills they need so we want better treatment Haha and that's ticking them off?

Seemed like the lakes are full of old 4th class holders who act as 4th/3rd and rarely want to go home...Younger people want equal time.
They're going to be hurting, even worse, for 2nds/chiefs in like 5-10 years heh


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