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Search: Posts Made By: dannic
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 00:20
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By dannic
Reefer Scythia in 1978, sailed from Sheerness and...

Reefer Scythia in 1978, sailed from Sheerness and had to stop off at Brixham to pick up new big screen tv for crew bar as they had complained their telly didn't work - not surprising as someone had...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th January 2020, 01:34
Replies: 76
Views: 6,509
Posted By dannic
Chalmers and Caroline had 5 DV8 rolls, 4...

Chalmers and Caroline had 5 DV8 rolls, 4 athwartships and fifth fore and aft on port side! Plus turbo alternator but it was in pieces when I joined, I got the job of installing overhauled rotor, as...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 7th January 2020, 01:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By dannic
Yes, various nations have just realised what oil...

Yes, various nations have just realised what oil tankers have been doing for years, wonder what acidity in Rottterdam is nowadays?

Singapore, China and others have decided recently to not allow...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th December 2019, 01:13
Replies: 33
Views: 3,421
Posted By dannic
2nd trip cadet, on the sticks in controlroom of...

2nd trip cadet, on the sticks in controlroom of Scythia, as she had had her bridge control /UMS revoked, Chief told me not to be so enthusiastic with starts! wait a minute or two and it saves the air...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th December 2019, 00:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By dannic
Some years ago, sailed with Scots 4th engineer...

Some years ago, sailed with Scots 4th engineer who, on his joining company as fiver and having been told he needed all the uniform and that he was to wear it while travelling, was subsequently asked...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 00:14
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By dannic
My two maiden aunties sailed on QE2's first...

My two maiden aunties sailed on QE2's first voyage after re-engining, and said never again! Prior cruise had been Canberra and the coffee didn't shake in the cup on board her, wheras it did on QE2!!...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th December 2019, 02:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By dannic
Did repairs in Newport News with shore squad,...

Did repairs in Newport News with shore squad, foreman had been 3rd engineer on United States, told me it had more new spares than anything else....if a pump could be repaired shipping company paid,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th December 2019, 23:46
Replies: 33
Views: 3,421
Posted By dannic
Many much smaller cargo ships had manouvering...

Many much smaller cargo ships had manouvering station aft of No.4 hatch. Never saw it used tho.
Dannic
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2019, 22:54
Replies: 76
Views: 6,509
Posted By dannic
Port Chalmers & Caroline had 5 DV8 Rolls Royce V8...

Port Chalmers & Caroline had 5 DV8 Rolls Royce V8 DGens, 1800 rpm which was max revs to get 60 Hertz. No flywheel, close coupled to alternator, no indicator cocks, individual coolers. Cramped into a...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th November 2019, 23:37
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By dannic
Good grief theres some names there to remember!...

Good grief theres some names there to remember! Willum I recall from another ship, maybe Luminetta, Stoupe was on Oilyboily when I was and scared the living daylights out of you as he would be...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd November 2019, 23:26
Replies: 34
Views: 6,404
Posted By dannic
onboard made fuel pipes would likely have an...

onboard made fuel pipes would likely have an uneven inner surface, and at 6000 psi this would generate pressure surges in excess of speed of sound! Had this problem on Sulzer HP fuel pipes that had...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th November 2019, 00:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By dannic
I was fortunate to be on her after becoming...

I was fortunate to be on her after becoming storage vessel off Nigeria, but was supposed to join her as cadet when she was fairly new - they forgot to send letter!! Phew! Had plenty mishaps even...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th November 2019, 01:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By dannic
The only ship I recall having a crash stop button...

The only ship I recall having a crash stop button on bridge was Oiloibiri, VLCC built in Yugoslavia. Twin B&W engines, with hydraulic disc brakes on each shaft, but system was supposed to shut fuel...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th November 2019, 01:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By dannic
Possible bridge control not used due to boiler...

Possible bridge control not used due to boiler fluctuations, but watchkeeper had to be in controlroom at all times. Also as per other messages, I guess due to design of roll on roll off deck, then...
Forum: Tugs 17th November 2019, 01:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By dannic
Arzanah, Dalmah were also names of ADNATCO...

Arzanah, Dalmah were also names of ADNATCO tankers, along with Al Dhabyah, Baynuna, Al Dhibyania, Al Ain, Diyyinah, etc.
Dannic
Forum: The Engine Room 15th November 2019, 02:08
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By dannic
Boilers were quite high up in enginerooom, but...

Boilers were quite high up in enginerooom, but not on main deck, control room on same level as boiler tops, Foster Wheeler ESD 3, two of them.
Turbines were AEI Parsons twin Curtis wheels, straight...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th October 2019, 00:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By dannic
Was on some Japanese built tankers with engine...

Was on some Japanese built tankers with engine control room combined with cargo control room, could do very little from control room, switchboard outside in engineroom, 1 alarm unit in workshop, so...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th October 2019, 00:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By dannic
Sailed with "Mahout" pneumatic bridge control on...

Sailed with "Mahout" pneumatic bridge control on Port Chalmers, still worked ok but engine synch system didn't, so had to spend 30 minutes getting both engines at same rpm! As were heading down...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th September 2019, 23:03
Replies: 24
Views: 4,070
Posted By dannic
Wow, some names there, stirring the brain cells!...

Wow, some names there, stirring the brain cells! Luminetta March 82 til July 82, joined Suez paid off Port Said! I was 4th engineer, Purser was Mike Doyle, think Dan Scroggie was mate, sailed with...
Forum: Tall ships 23rd September 2019, 00:24
Replies: 27
Views: 2,813
Posted By dannic
Not square riggers but other real sailing...

Not square riggers but other real sailing vessels and how it was done .Patrick O,Brians series of Captain Aubrey and Doctor Maturin, Descriptive of everything from climbing to the cross trees to...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th September 2019, 22:42
Replies: 89
Views: 18,492
Posted By dannic
Rolls Royce DV8 engines on Port Chalmers, and no...

Rolls Royce DV8 engines on Port Chalmers, and no doubt others, had cradle either on deck or down No.7 upper tween deck for maintenance, depending on weather forecast! Lift short engine out and turn...
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 23:31
Replies: 52
Views: 6,353
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, 01:35
Replies: 52
Views: 6,353
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, 01:29
Replies: 37
Views: 11,041
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 1st July 2019, 00:53
Replies: 32
Views: 6,885
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...
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