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Search: Posts Made By: Klaatu83
Forum: Histories 22nd June 2018, 04:45
Replies: 114
Views: 16,793
Posted By Klaatu83
When I used to sail for Farrell Lines they were...

When I used to sail for Farrell Lines they were the only company in which we had to check in at their main office before joining the ships. They used to keep a lot of large models of the company's...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2018, 20:12
Replies: 29
Views: 5,594
Posted By Klaatu83
Just out curiosity, is anyone proposing to...

Just out curiosity, is anyone proposing to operate airliners with nobody in the cockpit? If so, I haven't heard of it.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 15:55
Replies: 212
Views: 13,879
Posted By Klaatu83
According to Rule 7, "Every vessel shall use all...

According to Rule 7, "Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists." I agree with you that AIS is...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 05:30
Replies: 212
Views: 13,879
Posted By Klaatu83
The U.S. Navy does it again, this time in the Malacca Straits

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/another-us-navy-destroyer-collides-with-a-merchant-ship-rescue-efforts-underway/2017/08/20/c42f15b2-8602-11e7-9ce7-9e175d8953fa_story.html?utm_term=.861ef26aa27b...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2017, 23:57
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Klaatu83
OOCL Berlin transits beneath the Bayonne Bridge:

The project to raise the level of the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge, between Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York, has been going on for some time. It will permit larger "post-panamax"...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th June 2017, 23:25
Replies: 299
Views: 28,210
Posted By Klaatu83
Why would a container ship maneuver in such a...

Why would a container ship maneuver in such a fashion? Well, I can visualize a couple of different reasons. One is that the ship experienced a steering failure, which is extremely unlikely. Even...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd July 2016, 04:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Klaatu83
That is true. However, the shameful part of the...

That is true. However, the shameful part of the story was that the captain of the USS Grenville did not do that as an emergency measure, but merely to show off for some VIPs who were aboard at the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2016, 17:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Klaatu83
One of the people who helped put an end to this...

One of the people who helped put an end to this sort of abuse was Richard Henry Dana Jr., who took a sabbatical from his studies at Harvard in 1834 to sail on a trading ship from Boston to California...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2016, 16:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Klaatu83
There was an incident about 15 years ago when a...

There was an incident about 15 years ago when a US submarine surfaced underneath a Japanese training ship off Hawaii and sank it. Nine people on the Japanese ship were killed, including four high...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2016, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Klaatu83
Ambush gets ambushed:

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/21/europe/uk-nuclear-submarine-collision/index.html?sr=fbCNN072116uk-nuclear-submarine-collision0913AMStoryLink&linkId=26779713

Not terribly astute: Ambush gets...
Forum: The Bridge 27th January 2016, 05:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,919
Posted By Klaatu83
Actually, this ship reminds me of some of the old...

Actually, this ship reminds me of some of the old containerships that I've sailed on. The designers placed the bridge and accommodations ahead of the cargo so that the crew will act as breakwater,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th October 2015, 14:07
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
Finding a shipwreck, even one of that size, is...

Finding a shipwreck, even one of that size, is like looking for a needle in a haystack when you don't even know for sure where to start looking. She could have drifted many miles from her last known...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th October 2015, 05:42
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
The hurricane track shown in the map attached to...

The hurricane track shown in the map attached to that article tells the story. They must have tried to slip behind the hurricane, passing through the so-called "safe semi-circle", but the storm...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th October 2015, 23:23
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
Coast Guard Video of the lifeboat that they...

Coast Guard Video of the lifeboat that they found. Note the damage, it looks as though the boat was ripped free from the davit and falls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQv_NxVBge0
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th October 2015, 20:06
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
"...were able to get a boat away..." I can't...

"...were able to get a boat away..."

I can't imagine that they could have launched a lifeboat in those weather and sea conditions, more likely it broke loose when the ship sank. This was an old...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd October 2015, 21:11
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
I remember the loss of the Marine Electric well. ...

I remember the loss of the Marine Electric well. Like El Faro she was 40-years-old, and was a bulk carrier converted from a T2 tanker. It also reminds me of another old ship that was lost under...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd October 2015, 14:47
Replies: 134
Views: 27,234
Posted By Klaatu83
El Faro was the former Puerto Rico, and was built...

El Faro was the former Puerto Rico, and was built back in 1975. She was presently being operated by Sea Star which, I believe, is part of TOTE. She was on the Jacksonville-San Juan run and...
Forum: Histories 27th August 2015, 00:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,840
Posted By Klaatu83
My father was on USS Fanshaw Bay, the flagship of...

My father was on USS Fanshaw Bay, the flagship of Taffy 3, during the battle of Samar. He said that after they launched their planes, the escort carriers were basically running away as fast as they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2015, 17:50
Replies: 38
Views: 4,463
Posted By Klaatu83
FOC "Slave Ships" operating on Australian Coast-Wise Trade

The following article appeared in the 8/25/15 issue of the Masters Mates & Pliots' "Wheelhouse Weekly". The Republican Party, led by a Senator named John McCain, is currently attempting to establish...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th August 2015, 14:23
Replies: 72
Views: 13,114
Posted By Klaatu83
After I was offered the opportunity to update to...

After I was offered the opportunity to update to Windows 7, I did some investigation, which was not easy since it was difficult to find anyone who knew much about "10". I suspected that updating...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th August 2015, 23:27
Replies: 57
Views: 13,746
Posted By Klaatu83
If you are interested in seeing the movie, it is...

If you are interested in seeing the movie, it is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLUWa4bNdOE
Forum: Nautical Colleges 15th August 2015, 03:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,817
Posted By Klaatu83
[QUOTE=Bill.B;1571290]They also have a premier...

[QUOTE=Bill.B;1571290]They also have a premier academy, depends on who you talk to, at Kings Point. To get in you need congressional support. The states have their own schools as well. The unions...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th August 2015, 03:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,817
Posted By Klaatu83
I'm not familiar with the current system of...

I'm not familiar with the current system of training and certification in Britain, but our system seems pretty thorough. We spent four years as cadets, including three summer sea terms. I had two...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th August 2015, 03:09
Replies: 15
Views: 2,817
Posted By Klaatu83
I graduated in 1975 so I was there when the...

I graduated in 1975 so I was there when the college first accepted female cadets, which was in the Fall of 1974. As I recall there were seven female cadets that year. The word went out that they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th August 2015, 18:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By Klaatu83
COSCO CSCL Merger:

China's two largest shipping companies are going to merge. This will probably create the largest container shipping line in the world, bigger than Maersk, Will the smaller shipping companies be...
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