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Search: Posts Made By: Fred Field
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th May 2014, 20:23
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I am surprised he has not told me the Vikings...

I am surprised he has not told me the Vikings were really Spaniards in disguise.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th May 2014, 10:38
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
One has to wonder if he has any Certificate of...

One has to wonder if he has any Certificate of Competency!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th May 2014, 18:37
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Lifeboats On Passenger RoRo Vessels.

Has anyone thought about this!
Whilst I have no 'numbers' I would be surprised if the majority of such vessels had lifeboats for all the passengers, never mind the crew.

I believe the vast...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2014, 14:25
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
That being said I feel that I should point out...

That being said I feel that I should point out that I doubt if any of the poster's to this thread know what the South Korean regulations for their coastal passenger ferries are. I certainly do not. I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2014, 11:40
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
For the most part I have taken the simple step of...

For the most part I have taken the simple step of ignoring his drivel.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th May 2014, 17:49
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Should the vessel have been as overloaded as some...

Should the vessel have been as overloaded as some reports suggest it is doubtful if any ballast water was on board!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th May 2014, 12:15
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
For once I largely agree with you. I could have...

For once I largely agree with you. I could have made it clearer.

The two items are dealt with separately in the IMO Code as items
3.1.2.5 & 3.1.2.6 which can be viewed here:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 15:05
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I tried just: Yup! But the system wants a...

I tried just:
Yup!
But the system wants a least 5 characters so:
Yes he is.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 11:37
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I know the following is a 'media report' of which...

I know the following is a 'media report' of which I am always skeptical but it does have some interesting 'numbers', how accurate they are I do not know....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 11:30
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
As I said there is no evidence that this happened...

As I said there is no evidence that this happened it is just that I mentally wondered if it would have been sufficient to initiate the tragedy had it happened as the vessel was extremely unstable.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 10:42
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
As has been stated elsewhere in this thread, 'an...

As has been stated elsewhere in this thread, 'an accident waiting to happen' although I would hesitate to call it an 'accident'.

I have mentally wondered if all those children had suddenly rushed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 10:33
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
From what we are learning it does seem that...

From what we are learning it does seem that regulatory system lacks cohesion.
That being said when I retired in our standing instructions should we have seen fit to withdraw a vessel's statutory...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th May 2014, 10:21
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Me being pedantic, I would have to say 'not...

Me being pedantic, I would have to say 'not quite'. There are still many factors that 'we' are unsure of.

1. We do not know for sure that the wheel was put 'hard over'. Certainly the vessel made a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 23:14
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I have been retired since 2005 but by then what...

I have been retired since 2005 but by then what Acting Surveyors were allowed to do was very greatly curtailed, and nothing to do with Statutory Surveys which of course cut out basic hull and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 22:20
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I have had the 'nudge in the back and the whisper...

I have had the 'nudge in the back and the whisper in the ear'.
I regret to say that I have also had my recommendations 'cleared' by colleagues in other parts of the world without rectification!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 21:48
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I have to at least partially agree about 'Class'....

I have to at least partially agree about 'Class'. When I started 'way back' as a 'Class Surveyor' the Society would 'do' a great deal to avoid 'losing a vessel', when I retired, 2005, the situation...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 12:13
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
According to reports a similar vessel owned by...

According to reports a similar vessel owned by the same company has been 'tied up' owing to 'safety issues'.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 11:01
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Agreed but he should, in my opinion, still been...

Agreed but he should, in my opinion, still been aware of, among other things, the basic stability criteria for his vessel.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 10:56
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Would the 'weak link' doubled back on itself ...

Would the 'weak link' doubled back on itself (rendering it in ineffective) be one of the 'wrong ways'?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 10:34
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
The link worked for me and largely says what I am...

The link worked for me and largely says what I am suspicious of.
The one thing I do not agree with in the article is:
"The only person on any vessel who knows the exact cargo safety limit,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 10:13
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
My apologies for missing that bit out. As you say...

My apologies for missing that bit out. As you say an over simplification.
I am not sure but from the photographs it looks as though with the ship upright or with a list towards the side the rafts...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 00:58
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Why would 'Class' be the villains? I am not...

Why would 'Class' be the villains?
I am not saying they are not, only time will tell, but from what we have heard, and how accurate that is being very much open to question. Class (KR) appears to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 21:14
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
Very bloody scary particularly when you consider...

Very bloody scary particularly when you consider that the 'cargo' limitation appears likely not to have been primarily due only to the position of the Loadline Mark (if the vessel had one) but...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 21:09
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
On numerous occasions having been one of the...

On numerous occasions having been one of the 'investigators' or 'officials' and then read the media reports wondered, something along the lines of 'Who the bloody hell said that?'

Even eye...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 16:51
Replies: 604
Views: 99,977
Posted By Fred Field
I am sorry but I have to partially disagree. The...

I am sorry but I have to partially disagree. The lifting blocks will not be taking the 'whole weight', the hinges at the bottom will be taking some.

Should the 'whole weight' have been suspended I...
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