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Search: Posts Made By: dannic
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 22:31
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By dannic
Was in front of Mr. Clarke in Newcastle, early...

Was in front of Mr. Clarke in Newcastle, early 80's, Class II Motor, failed as just been made redundant, went next month after much work and good writtens, as soon as I walked in knew had failed...
Forum: The Bridge 5th July 2019, 00:35
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By dannic
Stena Searunner class vessels, small roll-on...

Stena Searunner class vessels, small roll-on roll-off, built in Korea had negative GM as built.
Early ones went in to have sponson tanks fitted, but still rolled like heck! Atlantic Prosper &...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2019, 00:29
Replies: 37
Views: 10,050
Posted By dannic
Was on Moss Tankers Luminetta, products carrier,...

Was on Moss Tankers Luminetta, products carrier, in 1982. We were first to go alongside Shoush off Bandar Abbass when she became a storage vessel.
Had a walk onboard (after our old man had spoilt...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2019, 23:53
Replies: 29
Views: 4,940
Posted By dannic
Think have mentioned this in another thread, but...

Think have mentioned this in another thread, but on Al Ain, Filipino Muslim chief cook kept a pigs head in freezer - every transit it was put in doorway of galley, so defrosted but kept bumboat men...
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 00:49
Replies: 53
Views: 3,821
Posted By dannic
Videos were supplied from office, about ten per...

Videos were supplied from office, about ten per month -- until it was noticed they were copied, illegally! Instructions were to ensure no pirate DVDs, etc were onboard when old video tapes had...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th June 2019, 01:25
Replies: 82
Views: 27,319
Posted By dannic
Have Sotherns edition 8, with 3 cylinder doxfords...

Have Sotherns edition 8, with 3 cylinder doxfords in it, but no model type etc. mentioned.
Had forgotten how complicated the were!! Only sailed with 6 cylinder but worked on SSMTC single cylinder at...
Forum: Ship Research 21st June 2019, 23:18
Replies: 53
Views: 3,821
Posted By dannic
Walport, usually carried 3 boxes, could be...

Walport, usually carried 3 boxes, could be changed in some ports where they held them.
Cadets got the job of rewinding them by hand, and setting up/showing the film on Saturday . So that meant we...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2019, 23:18
Replies: 50
Views: 5,444
Posted By dannic
Merchant vessels open and inspect, overhaul and...

Merchant vessels open and inspect, overhaul and then submit for for survey. Government paid for, they will be renewed, and subsequently sold on.
Dannic
Forum: The Engine Room 26th May 2019, 23:41
Replies: 28
Views: 2,663
Posted By dannic
Frozen reefer cargoes, had to take spear...

Frozen reefer cargoes, had to take spear temperatures, handdrill into box followed by thermometer. However often got metal shavings as was canned corned beef!!
Oops
Dannic
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2019, 23:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,663
Posted By dannic
Fridge flat on banana boats was almost no go area...

Fridge flat on banana boats was almost no go area - frosty had slippers at entrance so no dirty bootmarks. Engineers didnt monitor anything as 2 frosty engineers, their problem!
MV Scythia, 5th...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th May 2019, 22:36
Replies: 84
Views: 11,183
Posted By dannic
A bit like Port Line and Rolls Royce DV8 main...

A bit like Port Line and Rolls Royce DV8 main generators - normal revs 1500 but to get 60 Hz needed to run at 1800 rpm! so they destroyed themselves on a regular basis. Also they were initially to be...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2019, 23:58
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By dannic
Yes but apparently you need to keep your thumbs...

Yes but apparently you need to keep your thumbs out of the way!!
Dannic.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2019, 23:50
Replies: 84
Views: 11,183
Posted By dannic
Aframax crude oil tanker, emergency gen room was...

Aframax crude oil tanker, emergency gen room was on main deck level, just aft of cargo deck - same emergency start system, (koffman starter?) so to be standing near cargo tanks with big long matches...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 20th April 2019, 00:37
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By dannic
BritishSteel had a pair of converted bulkers to...

BritishSteel had a pair of converted bulkers to be self unloaders, met up with them in Port Talbot. 2nd mate and 3rd engineer volunteered to operate all cargo gear .....as no one could sleep anyhow....
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2019, 01:05
Replies: 75
Views: 26,350
Posted By dannic
Well that explains why auto blast wasnt used when...

Well that explains why auto blast wasnt used when i was on Conveyor!!
I did ask and told it no longer worked,
Dannic
Forum: P & O 5th April 2019, 23:03
Replies: 31
Views: 6,308
Posted By dannic
Was lucky enough to work with Pete Chapman in...

Was lucky enough to work with Pete Chapman in late 1980's on ADNATCO tankers, when i was second. Not been able to contact him for last couple of years sadly.

Dannic
Forum: The Bridge 4th April 2019, 22:39
Replies: 44
Views: 5,136
Posted By dannic
As Chief Engineer when we had safety...

As Chief Engineer when we had safety superintendant sailing and doing a training voyage, turned out he had to do a navigational watch - was a master mariner and 2/O had paid off sick. One of his pet...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2019, 22:16
Replies: 84
Views: 11,183
Posted By dannic
Sounding pipes - port chalmers built 1968 had no...

Sounding pipes - port chalmers built 1968 had no sounding pipes in double bottom fuel tanks - only pneumercator gauges!
Japanese NK class were happy with hand operated air compressor for emergency,...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2019, 21:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,926
Posted By dannic
Sorry and yes you are correct, remember getting a...

Sorry and yes you are correct, remember getting a kick in the backside when changing over fuel return cock to day tanks - dont you realise what the pressure in that pipe is??
Dannic.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th March 2019, 00:45
Replies: 27
Views: 2,926
Posted By dannic
Trisodiumphosphate? we used that as cooling water...

Trisodiumphosphate? we used that as cooling water treatment!!
Dannic.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th March 2019, 00:43
Replies: 27
Views: 2,926
Posted By dannic
Fuel pressure, after starting you had to keep...

Fuel pressure, after starting you had to keep fuel pressure up at 600 psi range.
Dannic.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th January 2019, 23:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,748
Posted By dannic
Taunton, P&O Bulk, 6 RLB 80 Sulzer all cylinder...

Taunton, P&O Bulk, 6 RLB 80 Sulzer all cylinder covers were stencilled "1-2-3...Lloyds" from forward to aft and the opposite "Sulzer 1-2-3 aft to fwd"! Was/ could be confusing!!
Dannic.
Forum: Container Vessels 28th December 2018, 23:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,933
Posted By dannic
Some of the larger motor LNG carriers, twin screw...

Some of the larger motor LNG carriers, twin screw B&W ME engines are 170 tpd, as do not use cargo vapour. Qmax i think they are.
Dannic.
Forum: Container Vessels 27th December 2018, 00:21
Replies: 17
Views: 3,933
Posted By dannic
Early generation steam container ships at 20...

Early generation steam container ships at 20 knots were over 200 tpd.
Big conventional reefer ships (same company) were 160 tpd at about 18 knots, twin sulzers. Atlantic Conveyor 120 tpd at service...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th December 2018, 23:59
Replies: 39
Views: 8,156
Posted By dannic
Sailed with a few who had started as deck cadets...

Sailed with a few who had started as deck cadets but transferred to engine, never any who went the other direction! My time on deck as engineer cadet was putting up pilot flag, and got that wrong!!...
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