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Search: Posts Made By: alastairrussell
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd June 2016, 05:02
Replies: 25
Views: 3,285
Posted By alastairrussell
Thanks for all the Info supplied. The ships...

Thanks for all the Info supplied.

The ships name was the Dawn Princess.

The flags flying from her flag mast when she entered Cairns harbour were the following:

From port to starb.

1 A...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2016, 03:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,285
Posted By alastairrussell
What are the Correct Rules for Courtesy Flags

On 7th June a P and O Passenger ship entered Cairns Harbour (AUS) with a British Blue ensign flighing from the extreme right hand side of the mast. When she was being turned around off her Berth the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 14th February 2016, 02:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,018
Posted By alastairrussell
Sun - Doxford Diesel Engine Note 1: ...

Sun - Doxford Diesel Engine


Note 1: Information identifed with "hml" has been obtained thru the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE USA. Use of this information is prohibited without...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 13th February 2016, 06:38
Replies: 5
Views: 3,018
Posted By alastairrussell
Thanks for all your info. If you Google '...

Thanks for all your info.

If you Google ' Rouge: Pictured in its Prime' you will see a photo of the early type Doxford engine fitted to the sister ship MV Henry Ford 2.

I also read somewhere...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 12th February 2016, 02:35
Replies: 5
Views: 3,018
Posted By alastairrussell
Henry Ford's Bulkcarrier/Steam Yacht

Google 'Henry Fords Laker Benson Ford' and have a Looksee.

I see I was wrong in thinking she was a steamship! Both her and the sister ship were powered by Doxford opposed piston diesels ( very...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2015, 08:44
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By alastairrussell
AMSA Bans Vessel

AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports

 Written by Ines Nastali

AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports

Continuing its campaign to name and shame vessels that repeatedly flout...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th October 2015, 11:07
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By alastairrussell
South Korea Cracks Down

South Korea cracks down on cargo under-declaration

Xiaolin Zeng

21 October 2015


Submissions of unusual quantities of cargo triggered the investigation, said the Korean coastguard....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd October 2015, 03:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By alastairrussell
Two Tankers Collide

Safety & Security

Two tankers collide off Shimonoseki, Japan

Titus Zheng

19 October 2015


The accident happened near Shimonoseki, Japan (pictured). Photo: AISLive/IHSGlobal
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th October 2015, 10:31
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By alastairrussell
Another HiJack Attempt

Malaysia foils country's biggest sea robbery attempt

Titus Zheng

16 October 2015




Malaysian maritime officials foiled robbery attempt on Almi Spirit. Photo: Dietmar Hasenpusch
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th October 2015, 09:03
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By alastairrussell
Anchor Problems!

The ATSB has released its investigation report into the

Collision between Royal Pescadores and Da Heng Shan at anchor, Gage Roads Anchorage, Fremantle, WA on 8 May 2014
At some time before 0530...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st September 2015, 10:08
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By alastairrussell
My!my! 3

From the AMSA

AMSA bans fifth vessel from Australian shores

Zoe Reynolds

21 September 2015

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned its fifth vessel from Australian...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2015, 10:11
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By alastairrussell
My! MY! 2

From IHS Maritime 360 website

Marine insurers urged to get tough on maintenance skimping

Jon Guy

16 September 2015

As shipowners and shipping firms continue struggle with a depressed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2015, 09:58
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By alastairrussell
My! My!

From the Marine Professional Website

Insurers fume over poor record-keeping

 Written by Namrata Nadkarni


The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has warned that insurers...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2015, 06:59
Replies: 5
Views: 2,734
Posted By alastairrussell
Lemschout Its great to see you back putting...

Lemschout

Its great to see you back putting top posts into SN. How long have you been retired ?

Alastair
Forum: Bulk Carriers 13th July 2015, 05:52
Replies: 639
Views: 132,860
Posted By alastairrussell
From the Marine Professional Magazine ...

From the Marine Professional Magazine


Test run for new DNV GL class rules

 Written by Namrata Nadkarni

DNV GL has announced the launch an external hearing process of its new rule...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th July 2015, 09:52
Replies: 143
Views: 34,525
Posted By alastairrussell
Duncan 112 Thanks for your fabulous video of...

Duncan 112

Thanks for your fabulous video of the shoreside Danish B&W Double Acting Engine. It took me right back to my days of trying to run these engines on HFO!!!!!

Alastair
Forum: The Engine Room 8th July 2015, 08:54
Replies: 143
Views: 34,525
Posted By alastairrussell
Mariner1945 I sailed on the Port Hobart in...

Mariner1945

I sailed on the Port Hobart in the sixties. She was a twin screw 8 cylinder H&W double acting engine with full sized exhaust pistons. 64 bloody injectors along with heaps of pistons...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th July 2015, 04:25
Replies: 143
Views: 34,525
Posted By alastairrussell
We have all got to remember that Deltic and...

We have all got to remember that Deltic and Doxford diesels along with some H and W diesels were Opposed Piston engines. The Double Acting engines had 3 pistons per cylinder with the middle...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th June 2015, 09:27
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By alastairrussell
Three ships in trouble in Australian waters

Zoe Reynolds

22 June 2015


Asteria Leader was found guilty of illegally dumping garbage, according to an AMSA statement. Photo: Fotoflite

Thai tanker Tasco Amata is at the centre of...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th June 2015, 05:40
Replies: 143
Views: 34,525
Posted By alastairrussell
Chadburn My better half’s father was lost in...

Chadburn

My better half’s father was lost in Normandy in 1944. His whole patrol was wiped out by a mine, bomb or shell when they were advancing on Le Harve. There was some talk going about that it...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2015, 09:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,703
Posted By alastairrussell
50,000 hours Without Pulling a Piston !!!

LUKOIL NAVIGO 70 MCL cylinder oil enables extended piston overhaul and maintains excellent cylinder condition

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09 June 2015

May 2015 – After running on minimum feed rate for years, the HS...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th June 2015, 12:38
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By alastairrussell
Barnsey Remember that the Belfast designer...

Barnsey

Remember that the Belfast designer of the Titanic (Andrews) had enough lifeboats to cover all on board in his original design specs. This number was reduced by the White Star Company!!!!....
Forum: BP Shipping 14th June 2015, 04:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By alastairrussell
Dave --- Thanks for all the info on the...

Dave --- Thanks for all the info on the Clipper and the Cavalier.

Barnsey --- I have a long history of always blaming the Classification Societies as they and the ship owners always blamed...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th June 2015, 02:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By alastairrussell
Google 'Load line Convention 1966' and then the...

Google 'Load line Convention 1966' and then the 'MV derbyshire' and have a good read and watch the animation of the sinking of the derbyshire.

These were terrible times for iron ore carriers so...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2015, 09:17
Replies: 143
Views: 34,525
Posted By alastairrussell
Chadburn Charles the POW was skipper of the...

Chadburn

Charles the POW was skipper of the ton class minesweeper HMS Bronington in 1976.

She is fitted out with 2 Paxman Deltic 18A-7A diesel engines and could do 13 knots sailing on one...
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