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Search: Posts Made By: Archie2009
Forum: The Bridge 12th February 2012, 21:54
Replies: 0
Views: 1,230
Posted By Archie2009
High variations near west africa

Hi,
The magnetic compass of our vessel was created after a compass swing post refit in Spain(max deviation after corrections 1 degree) Every time the vessel crosses the magnetic equator on her way...
Forum: The Bridge 29th January 2012, 08:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By Archie2009
OPL anchorages in the Caribbean or South America

Does anybody know of any OPL anchorages in the Caribbena or South America where we could keep a ship (Aframax size) idling for about a month or more or till the start of the hurricane season (early...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd July 2011, 16:36
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By Archie2009
New SOLAS ammendments for lifeboat release mechanisms

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in its 89th session from the 11th to the 20th of May 2011 adopted some amendments which in brief state that lifeboat on-load release mechanisms not complying...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th May 2011, 10:46
Replies: 22
Views: 3,116
Posted By Archie2009
Ship Master dies after being released by Pirates

Their strikes and demands are getting audacious but what Somali pirates, who continue to infest the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, do to the hostages is terrifying. Sanjay Verma, India's...
Forum: Shell 17th May 2011, 11:52
Replies: 13
Views: 4,134
Posted By Archie2009
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SS-Belais/1840328716...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SS-Belais/184032871646059
Forum: Shell 14th May 2011, 00:55
Replies: 26
Views: 6,509
Posted By Archie2009
Chow relief's are not allowed anymore with the...

Chow relief's are not allowed anymore with the new SMS
Forum: Shell 10th May 2011, 16:47
Replies: 13
Views: 4,134
Posted By Archie2009
The Bekalang (ex - Gadila) was handed over to her...

The Bekalang (ex - Gadila) was handed over to her Chinese buyers in April and the Belais (ex Gastrana) today.
Forum: Shell 21st January 2011, 11:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,134
Posted By Archie2009
The G class or Brunei fleet

Just heard that the first of the Brunei fleet of LNG tankers will be heading for a recycling yard in China this year.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th November 2010, 22:55
Replies: 165
Views: 21,703
Posted By Archie2009
Morse Code... What's that?

Morse Code, yeah, its that thing printed on a laminated card and posted in some inconspicuous corner of the bridge.
Forum: The Bridge 11th November 2010, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By Archie2009
Short courses - Do we really need CoC's anymore?

With the number of short courses now becoming mandatory I find it hard to understand what is being taught in college now for the CoC's. Now we have ECDIS and Ship Security Officer courses as an add...
Forum: The Bridge 30th October 2010, 23:55
Replies: 12
Views: 8,701
Posted By Archie2009
Bubbles in magnetic compass

Had a bubble the size of a thumb in the standard magnetic magnetic compass. So topped it up with a little distilled water. Got rid of the big one, but got a few very very minute ones. Just left it at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th October 2010, 23:10
Replies: 40
Views: 4,813
Posted By Archie2009
I am of the firm belief that we will not see the...

I am of the firm belief that we will not see the end of fatigue related accidents or near misses unless we increase the safe manning requirements. Owners will require their ships to be manned to the...
Forum: The Bridge 24th May 2010, 01:31
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Archie2009
Another useful way of checking the chart to the...

Another useful way of checking the chart to the actual scenario was by turning on the RADAR overlay. The RADAR overlay sits over the Electronic chart and is an easy check of the position. Again like...
Forum: The Bridge 21st May 2010, 02:12
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Archie2009
Yes you can input alternate means of position...

Yes you can input alternate means of position fixing. One of the best available for port entry is the Echo Referencing option. Same as what we have on the RADAR, only now the ECDIS acquires the...
Forum: The Bridge 20th May 2010, 04:26
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Archie2009
I do agree that ENC's need to be updated to the...

I do agree that ENC's need to be updated to the latest notice received. I have seen on more than one occasion when the ENC's were not updated for more than a month even though the corrections were...
Forum: The Bridge 19th May 2010, 23:31
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Archie2009
The Electronic chart

I've just finished a supposedly "intense" 3 days course on ECDIS and was told that I can now safely navigate using an ECDIS. Having worked on ships with an Electronic charting system for about 10...
Forum: The Bridge 20th February 2010, 10:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By Archie2009
Thanks S. Another question. While heaving up, say...

Thanks S. Another question. While heaving up, say that there is a lot of weight on the cable, but the windlass is still picking up. Would you give a kick ahead or let the windlass do the work giving...
Forum: The Bridge 18th February 2010, 00:51
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By Archie2009
Anchoring - no discernable tide or wind

Hi,

Anchored for the first time in my last trip. Very rare thing on old steam turbine LNG carriers as we keep steaming in circles off port burning gas. Before I get off the track; We anchored off...
Forum: The Bridge 10th February 2010, 00:22
Replies: 35
Views: 15,137
Posted By Archie2009
Hi Jon, Thanks. The website looks great. Got...

Hi Jon,

Thanks. The website looks great. Got an expired line throwing appliancce with loads of rope to work on. My Cadets are going to have a hard time for the next few days.
Forum: The Bridge 10th February 2010, 00:14
Replies: 35
Views: 15,137
Posted By Archie2009
Thanks guys, The boys down below won the...

Thanks guys,

The boys down below won the round, but never too late to get the deckies back on track
Forum: The Bridge 7th February 2010, 05:30
Replies: 35
Views: 15,137
Posted By Archie2009
Bell Rope

Hi,
Just paid off a ship where we were into bell rope making competition in the bar. Just want to know if there is anybody who could recommend any particular book or webiste that can show me how I...
Forum: The Bridge 24th September 2009, 13:42
Replies: 27
Views: 4,273
Posted By Archie2009
Thanks for all the help. Am off to join a boat...

Thanks for all the help. Am off to join a boat 2morrow. V have the internet on board as I am told but don't know how fast. Once again thanks for the help
Forum: The Bridge 15th September 2009, 11:21
Replies: 27
Views: 4,273
Posted By Archie2009
Thanks guys, What about tank entry? Did you...

Thanks guys,

What about tank entry? Did you go from methanol - IG - Air?
Forum: The Bridge 15th September 2009, 00:33
Replies: 27
Views: 4,273
Posted By Archie2009
Did you pad methanol with nitrogen?

Did you pad methanol with nitrogen?
Forum: The Bridge 14th September 2009, 02:35
Replies: 27
Views: 4,273
Posted By Archie2009
Am supposed to join a new building dedicated...

Am supposed to join a new building dedicated Methanol tanker in the yard sometime towards the end of the year. That's all I know.

BTW just read about new categories for NLS substances. Now ther...
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