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Search: Posts Made By: James_C
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd October 2019, 13:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By James_C
BP had a class of 40k dwt product tankers built...

BP had a class of 40k dwt product tankers built by Mitsubishi in 1990 with just that arrangement. I believe the idea behind it was that they were going to adopt the "dual certificate" system in the...
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 12:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By James_C
The classification societies reckon that the...

The classification societies reckon that the economical service life of a modern merchant ship today is but a mere 15 years, beyond that they become increasingly unviable to operate unless of course...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 22:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By James_C
Spent a fair bit of time in Fiji and they were...

Spent a fair bit of time in Fiji and they were known as a Sulu out there. A spot on bit of gear when paired with a Bula shirt!
Happy memories of the South Pacific.
Forum: The Bridge 29th May 2019, 09:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By James_C
Another interesting episode was about 9 years ago...

Another interesting episode was about 9 years ago on a Ro-Ro. We had a BNWAS which was wired into the radars, autopilot, telegraph, electronic chart etc so that should any of those be touched it...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2019, 09:01
Replies: 71
Views: 7,468
Posted By James_C
Perhaps lost in translation. Although being the...

Perhaps lost in translation. Although being the RN/MOD I must admit there's every possibility they'll just remove and replace rather than inspect/overhaul and replace, especially after the shambles...
Forum: The Bridge 28th May 2019, 17:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By James_C
It happened to me on a tanker about 15 years ago...

It happened to me on a tanker about 15 years ago or so in the South China Sea during the afternoon rainstorm, except this time it turned out to be an electrical storm. The mainmast took a direct hit...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2019, 11:00
Replies: 71
Views: 7,468
Posted By James_C
Prior to this recent docking the ship had been in...

Prior to this recent docking the ship had been in the water for nearly 5 years (since July 2014) so it is no surprise that her underwater paintwork and anodes needed attention. Since she is classed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 07:20
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By James_C
The radar on the bow/stern are docking radars for...

The radar on the bow/stern are docking radars for use in river passages and confined waters as they make for much superior target detection of small craft and definition due to being lower down,...
Forum: Ben Line 17th May 2019, 01:56
Replies: 32
Views: 5,992
Posted By James_C
Didn't Paul Yuill end up with Bank Line? I'm sure...

Didn't Paul Yuill end up with Bank Line? I'm sure I remember hearing the name.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 29th April 2019, 11:38
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By James_C
The supposed EU issue is a total red herring by a...

The supposed EU issue is a total red herring by a Tory government which deliberately does not want these ships built in the UK.
Whilst a government is obliged to invite tenders under EU rules (this...
Forum: Ferries 12th April 2019, 21:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By James_C
She's classed as a non seagoing vessel so must be...

She's classed as a non seagoing vessel so must be towed. Not only that but she has no crew accommodation so crew can't officially live onboard for the passage.
Forum: The Bridge 4th April 2019, 23:10
Replies: 48
Views: 7,218
Posted By James_C
My first owned sun gun was a beautiful instrument...

My first owned sun gun was a beautiful instrument from Cassens and Plath of Hamburg and purchased by my grandfather (an ex Bosun) as a present when I gained my 2nd Mates FG. Still have it after all...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 22:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By James_C
Shifting contracts offshore doesn't necessarily...

Shifting contracts offshore doesn't necessarily mean redundancy and re-employment, as TUPE has been used in the past with the terms and conditions remaining the same but with the employer technically...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 18:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By James_C
The company may be UK registered and based, but...

The company may be UK registered and based, but that doesn't mean that the technical employer is so. For the past 13 years the two companies I've worked for have been UK registered with UK flag ships...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th February 2019, 11:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By James_C
The last time I set foot aboard a BP tanker was...

The last time I set foot aboard a BP tanker was about 14 years ago and the crewing setup was usually something like this:

Master, C/O, 2/O, 2 x 3/O
Bosun, Pumpman, 3 x AB, 2 x OS
C/E, 2/E, 3/E,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd February 2019, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By James_C
Maersk quitting UK flag

Maersk are apparently to remove their current British flag vessels from the UK register, they're also to cease recruiting and training UK cadets immediately, although those cadets currently in...
Forum: The Bridge 18th November 2018, 21:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By James_C
The boats weren't held by the weight of the...

The boats weren't held by the weight of the gripes, but rather the fall blocks sat on (what we called) stags horns at the davit head, that is the weight of the boat was held by the davit and not by...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 21st October 2018, 19:17
Replies: 32
Views: 3,961
Posted By James_C
The DB series is already into 6 figures. They...

The DB series is already into 6 figures. They must be handing them out like confetti to all and sundry on cruise ships, dive boats, yachts and the like regardless of nationality, as according to...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 29th August 2018, 20:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,737
Posted By James_C
It certainly is and it's a well known Scottish...

It certainly is and it's a well known Scottish boat.
British Fishermen are fishing in these waters year round with larger boats than the French are using and with reasonable impunity. To preserve...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th August 2018, 12:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,792
Posted By James_C
The reason she was withdrawn by Calmac in 1981...

The reason she was withdrawn by Calmac in 1981 was that she basically needed re-boilering and a lot of other mechanical work done which coincided with massive public spending cuts by our friendly...
Forum: Ferries 22nd July 2018, 12:15
Replies: 78
Views: 6,583
Posted By James_C
The other thing to consider regarding the tow is...

The other thing to consider regarding the tow is that she may not meet MCA requirements with regard to structure/stability/LSA etc for even a delivery voyage through international waters, hence she...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th June 2018, 12:32
Replies: 50
Views: 12,162
Posted By James_C
Look at a pair and then look at the vertical and...

Look at a pair and then look at the vertical and horizontal seams of the diamond, if they're properly made then the diamond on one board/epaulette should be symmetrical to the other, but they should...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th June 2018, 23:16
Replies: 50
Views: 12,162
Posted By James_C
With curles as with standard MN diamonds there is...

With curles as with standard MN diamonds there is a right way and a wrong way to wear them, mind you the black gang may not have been aware of that fact!

All the aforementioned case fines applied...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th June 2018, 14:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By James_C
There are plenty of ships out there where...

There are plenty of ships out there where standard memory sticks are in use rather than anything encrypted - less faff factor involved.
Some bridge equipment manufacturers have their AIS setup as...
Forum: Model Ships 12th May 2018, 19:12
Replies: 46
Views: 5,979
Posted By James_C
Bob, Looks beautiful already.

Bob,
Looks beautiful already.
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