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Search: Posts Made By: Brian Dobbie
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th August 2019, 12:24
Replies: 44
Views: 5,772
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I was in H&W 10/85 till 2/86 when Blue Star built...

I was in H&W 10/85 till 2/86 when Blue Star built the English Star class of refrigerated ships.
The ships were well enough built but the layout of the Engine Room could have been better. I think H&W...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2019, 09:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,325
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Are you sure the Compressors were not Howdens??

Are you sure the Compressors were not Howdens??
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 10:23
Replies: 55
Views: 6,750
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Every engine has a sump low level alarm that...

Every engine has a sump low level alarm that activates well before any engine shut down.
It does not matter if the sump is wet or dry there is still an alarm either in the sump or in the holding...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th March 2019, 16:03
Replies: 28
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Ah timing blocks, one of the new Doxfords. The...

Ah timing blocks, one of the new Doxfords.
The first I sailed on was 1947 vintage then a 1957 vintage. The 1957 had timing blocks a huge improvement.
The 1947 was the old style mechanical fuel...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th March 2019, 12:31
Replies: 28
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I remember having problems sealing the fuel pipes...

I remember having problems sealing the fuel pipes at the top of the accumulators but otherwise never had too much trouble.
The Rt-Flex fuel pipes were always leaking at the injectors.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2019, 13:47
Replies: 28
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Former Strick Line ship??? Fuel oil on deck???...

Former Strick Line ship???
Fuel oil on deck??? unheard off.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2019, 09:29
Replies: 28
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I seem to remember the mechanical fuel injectors,...

I seem to remember the mechanical fuel injectors, the type with the cage over the nozzle assembly.
They would regularly jam open when the engine was stopped and fuel pressure 6000psi to zero...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 20:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Brian Dobbie
However if the Sea Staff are employed by a UK...

However if the Sea Staff are employed by a UK based company then to employ them offshore the contracts of employment have to be re-written and redundancy paid.
Sailing on UK flagged ships but...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 11:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I worked for a UK based company and was paid...

I worked for a UK based company and was paid through the UK and NI was paid, ships could be registered anywhere.
The Sea Staff at Dover, are they paid through a foreign company? if they are then...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 08:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Are you sure they can stop paying NI...

Are you sure they can stop paying NI Contributions?
If the Sea Staff are still employed by a UK based company then NI must be paid.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th August 2018, 20:53
Replies: 35
Views: 5,680
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I was an Engineer and it was always 56hrs because...

I was an Engineer and it was always 56hrs because you were always on watch.
Even when unmanned engine rooms came along you were still Duty Engineer, on the bells, for at least two nights per week in...
Forum: The Bridge 21st November 2016, 16:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By Brian Dobbie
She has arrived in Dunkirk. Perhaps drydock !!

She has arrived in Dunkirk.
Perhaps drydock !!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd August 2014, 09:40
Replies: 20
Views: 6,539
Posted By Brian Dobbie
PAYG mobile is easy enough, as said most phones...

PAYG mobile is easy enough, as said most phones have speakers.
However broadband is a problem because you need a land line to receive broadband unless you buy a PAYG dongle. Depends how much you use...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd July 2013, 16:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By Brian Dobbie
The emergency generator usually supplies steering...

The emergency generator usually supplies steering and navaids.
If the generator was intermittent then this maybe why the Master's trial is suspended whilst they investigate the emergency electrical...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd July 2013, 13:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By Brian Dobbie
A large ship would take several miles to come to...

A large ship would take several miles to come to a stop even with total loss of propulsion.
Her initial speed of 15knots would be reduced quickly as she came into contact with the rocks.
She could...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd July 2013, 11:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By Brian Dobbie
The emergency generator would be running and this...

The emergency generator would be running and this would power at least one steering gear system.
The way on the ship would allow limited manoeuvring hence he was able to head for the shore.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th June 2013, 09:18
Replies: 71
Views: 23,420
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Sorry to disagree completely. My experience of...

Sorry to disagree completely.
My experience of crawling through ballast tanks, fuel tanks, void spaces etc then pressure testing would indicate that the entire ship is examined in detail at special...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th June 2013, 15:18
Replies: 71
Views: 23,420
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Modern containerships have the ballast tanks shot...

Modern containerships have the ballast tanks shot blasted and airless sprayed with protective paint. Given the age of these ships corrosion should not be an issue particularly as this one has just...
Forum: Container Vessels 18th June 2013, 16:11
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Consolidation??

2.6million teu on 255 ships, some cargo flows.


Maersk Line, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM have in principle agreed to establish a long-term operational alliance on East ...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2013, 09:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By Brian Dobbie
There is an article in today's Daily Mail. ...

There is an article in today's Daily Mail.
40000 jobs and 11years to build, some project.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th May 2013, 14:19
Replies: 205
Views: 32,177
Posted By Brian Dobbie
I sailed with the GBE Engines and they had a...

I sailed with the GBE Engines and they had a habit of not going astern and sometimes jamming at half ahd. However usually they would do this arrival after a long sea passage, departure wasn't a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th May 2013, 09:45
Replies: 205
Views: 32,177
Posted By Brian Dobbie
What was the type of main engine fitted in Japan...

What was the type of main engine fitted in Japan in the 80's
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 14th April 2013, 13:49
Replies: 15
Views: 4,271
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Orange Star was scrapped, in India, in 2010.

Orange Star was scrapped, in India, in 2010.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2013, 15:13
Replies: 165
Views: 33,174
Posted By Brian Dobbie
According to an earlier post there is a video...

According to an earlier post there is a video showing the watertight door. However I can't find the video.
Is the ECR in the Engine Room?
Could be on the main deck or wheelhouse.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th February 2013, 09:31
Replies: 165
Views: 33,174
Posted By Brian Dobbie
Where is the video please? I wonder if anyone...

Where is the video please?
I wonder if anyone was in the Engine Room?
The bilge alarm would have sounded and it is possible the pump would be operated remotely to a slop tank.
By the time someone...
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