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Search: Posts Made By: Andrew Craig-Bennett
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2018, 12:25
Replies: 1
Views: 656
A sight to make one think a bit

This is in today’s “Splash”:

https://splash247.com/coscos-huge-swathe-of-boxships-still-to-deliver-this-year-puts-liners-on-edge/
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th April 2018, 00:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4,219
Please pass on my regards to Peter. I was a...

Please pass on my regards to Peter.

I was a very regular customer, particularly after they revamped the rooms on whichever floor it was.
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2017, 22:23
Replies: 75
Views: 26,776
Yikes.

Yikes.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2017, 21:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
74 year old bulk carrier changes hands

My eye was caught by this item in "Splash 24/7":

http://splash247.com/algoma-central-seals-deal-to-buy-four-lakers-from-american-steamship-company/

I wonder if the SS "American Victory" is the...
Forum: The Bridge 15th September 2017, 18:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
This is really bad - in a way worse than the USS...

This is really bad - in a way worse than the USS McCain case, because there is certainly a possibility that the warship was hard to see on radar and was not using AIS,, but a dredger - slow, low...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th September 2017, 16:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Thank you all. It makes it seem so much more...

Thank you all. It makes it seem so much more worthwhile to carry on.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th September 2017, 16:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Thanks. I remember it, as I am sure do most of...

Thanks. I remember it, as I am sure do most of us. I should have included it in the article.
Forum: Ship Research 15th September 2017, 16:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
1,700 Miles in Open Boats. The account of...

1,700 Miles in Open Boats.

The account of the sinking of the Hains' tramp "TREVESSA"(7,000 dwt, 10 knots) in the Indian Ocean in 1923, with the loss of 11 of her crew of 44, and the really...
Forum: Ship Research 15th September 2017, 16:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
That was wonderful. Thank you. It is hard now to...

That was wonderful. Thank you. It is hard now to think of the Mediterranean as a British lake.

It struck home with me because my late father spent most of WW2 in the Med in the RN and then became...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th September 2017, 15:49
Replies: 57
Views: 3,462
how to sink two perfectly good ships, in good weather, due to toxic management

There is a phenomemenon known as “regulatory capture”. This happens when a Government agency, charged with regulating some commercial activity, starts to advance the interests of special interest...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2017, 17:59
Replies: 57
Views: 3,462
Thanks for posting that. It's comprehensive...

Thanks for posting that.

It's comprehensive and, I think, very good, apart from the "calculation of bollard pull section", which is a bit iffy I think. The horsepower of tugs is a Dark Art, and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2017, 23:35
Replies: 57
Views: 3,462
To some extent one has to read between the lines...

To some extent one has to read between the lines of the report, this is after all a report by the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board into a casualty which was 100% Maersk, but as I...
Forum: The Bridge 6th September 2017, 21:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,611
There never WAS a towage approval! There was no...

There never WAS a towage approval! There was no warranty survey.

It's an eye opening story. It made me very, very angry.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th September 2017, 21:06
Replies: 57
Views: 3,462
Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board Report - Maersk Shipper and Searcher Su

This report repays careful study:

http://www.dmaib.com/Ulykkesrapporter/Marine%20accident%20report%20-%20Loss%20of%20tow%20-%20MAERSK%20BATTLER.pdf
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th August 2017, 11:10
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
Yup. Bleedin' obvious. But we are no longer a...

Yup. Bleedin' obvious. But we are no longer a maritime nation and the Americans are even less of one.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th August 2017, 11:06
Replies: 398
Views: 68,872
"How unlike the home life of our own dear Queen!"...

"How unlike the home life of our own dear Queen!"

(as my avatar shows, I had the good fortune to be with Swires. No such excitements!)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th August 2017, 15:40
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
Very well said and much to the point. I would not...

Very well said and much to the point. I would not expect the RN to be any different.

I am now going to speculate - I wonder if perhaps the ex-CO of the Seventh Fleet may have given his ships...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 13:35
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
Very true. But where a ship does have it, the...

Very true. But where a ship does have it, the watchkeeper knows at once "what he or she is dealing with", which is a great help in forming a mental picture.
Forum: Wrecks 23rd August 2017, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
LONDON VALOUR - London and Overseas Freighters.

LONDON VALOUR - London and Overseas Freighters.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 12:40
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
If we apply the even more ancient rule of logic...

If we apply the even more ancient rule of logic known as Occam's Razor as well as res ipsa loquitur, we see that the US Seventh Fleet operates in waters which are very busy. I don't think we need to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 16:47
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
I'm buying that one. Fits the observed...

I'm buying that one.

Fits the observed damage, fits what we know of the area, fits the AIS plot and accounts for the reported "steering problem" ("she wouldn't answer her helm" - well, she...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 14:34
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
I agree, yet again.

I agree, yet again.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 13:44
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
I don't recall a case in which a modern steering...

I don't recall a case in which a modern steering gear (as opposed to a steam steering gear) failed in such a way as to leave the rudder any position other than amidships.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 14:24
Replies: 212
Views: 12,461
That is the interpretation that best fits the...

That is the interpretation that best fits the information that we have, so far.

I think that in practice, in a location such as this one, coming up to a TSS, busy busy, a "paint" on the ARPA that...
Forum: P & O 21st August 2017, 11:50
Replies: 29
Views: 10,751
Thanks Barrie. My recollection of the procedure...

Thanks Barrie. My recollection of the procedure after the sinking of the Lowestoft tug BARKIS which was over-run by the Greek coaster JUPITER (ex Comben Longstaff SOMERSETBROOK) in iirc 1977 was that...
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