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Search: Posts Made By: Mike S
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2014, 15:54
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
Williamson.......Willhelmsen turn, the name is...

Williamson.......Willhelmsen turn, the name is academic however as usual the entire point of mentioning it has been lost in transit.
As it involves application of full rudder at full speed the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2014, 00:06
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
Yes it would seem that the steering gear problem...

Yes it would seem that the steering gear problem may have been the cause of the initial angle of heel. However.........
If the vessel had been in a satisfactory loaded condition with adequate...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2014, 00:18
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
He may bluster as much as he likes however might...

He may bluster as much as he likes however might I suggest there will be many a long way further up the food chain who will over rule him. Maybe a little too much "Grappa"!
Forum: Tugs 13th May 2014, 00:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By Mike S
Essentially the same beast in that they have two...

Essentially the same beast in that they have two propellers in nozzles aft. They operate in opposition so that when you clutch in they rev at the same speed 180 deg opposed to each other. When you...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 10:32
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
That is seriously scary stuff. Never mind mild...

That is seriously scary stuff. Never mind mild technicalities of where the load is on the ramp, this is frightening.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 22:40
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
True Fred which means that she is even more...

True Fred which means that she is even more tender. Much the same as when we used to lift heavy lifts with jumbo's in the old days. There are cases where ships have rolled in the berth due to lack of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 14:06
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
The picture shows the stern ramp which is built...

The picture shows the stern ramp which is built at an angle clear of the berth. This means that the whole weight is supported by the lifting blocks high up and so the centre of gravity of the vessel...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd May 2014, 10:42
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
As will be noted by the observant I have stayed...

As will be noted by the observant I have stayed away from this one while this spat continues. I asked politely that action be taken to shut this nonsense down. Please Mods, can we move on?
This is...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th April 2014, 08:49
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
Just a thought........ I wonder if she touched...

Just a thought........
I wonder if she touched bottom and the subsequent loss of stability caused her to loll and then capsize.
Similar to the so called "Dry Dock Effect".........?
Once there...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th April 2014, 00:19
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
Polite request to moderators, could you please do...

Polite request to moderators, could you please do something about post number 192?

Thank you
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th April 2014, 10:12
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
Surely if she was overloaded to that degree the...

Surely if she was overloaded to that degree the marks would have been so far underwater that they would have been invisible. Someone has got the tonnages mixed up here.......net/gross/deadweight. ...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th April 2014, 23:17
Replies: 604
Views: 99,884
Posted By Mike S
While there is no doubt that the Master made the...

While there is no doubt that the Master made the wrong call in ordering passengers to stay inside the vessel and then leaving it himself there is also the very important point of vessel design. It...
Forum: Say Hello 27th March 2014, 03:49
Replies: 23
Views: 4,063
Posted By Mike S
My long departed father was involved with Furness...

My long departed father was involved with Furness during the late forties and into the fifties. He was Works Manager at RW and then MD at NEM and engined many ships built there.
Forum: Ship Research 23rd March 2014, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike S
Very likely black or dark grey. With all the coal...

Very likely black or dark grey. With all the coal smoke around at the time everything was sooty.........
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th March 2014, 23:59
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
Notice to Mariners. 2255 Z 14/03/2014 ...

Notice to Mariners.
2255 Z 14/03/2014

Mariners are warned of a a Troll in the vicinity of Ships Nostaglia and are advised to reply with caution and avoid contact.

Failure to do so will result...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th March 2014, 14:59
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
I am sorry but that is totally incorrect. ...

I am sorry but that is totally incorrect.

I have just erased a challenge to you Mr FILIPVS. This forum is worth more than a petty spat and frankly I fear I may be at a distinct advantage on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th March 2014, 00:40
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
Looks like this a thread I will henceforth...

Looks like this a thread I will henceforth ignore.
I don't know how many times it has to be said but the vessel lost stability AFTER she touched bottom, NOT before. This, as has been already said a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th March 2014, 22:59
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
Not worth an answer.........(Pint)(Pint)

Not worth an answer.........(Pint)(Pint)
Forum: The Bridge 7th March 2014, 22:56
Replies: 24
Views: 5,027
Posted By Mike S
As I read this thread I wonder how on earth...

As I read this thread I wonder how on earth Maersk management and bean counters can really be serious when they man these monster EE and EEE class vessels with 13 crew.
That is crazy. No other...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2014, 13:51
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
I really wish that we could all leave those poor...

I really wish that we could all leave those poor souls on the Titanic out of this discussion. What happened back then is totally irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the loss of the Costa...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th March 2014, 09:12
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
Well put doyll. Bringing the Titanic into the...

Well put doyll.
Bringing the Titanic into the discussion is at the very least drawing a a scent across the trail. Let us leave those poor souls to RIP.
I wonder if the Company will carry any of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2014, 22:43
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
With all due respect the ice field was known,...

With all due respect the ice field was known, however I agree it was not known to the Master at the time because of a breakdown in comms. However it was known that there was a severe RISK of ice in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2014, 08:24
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,608
Posted By Mike S
Might I suggest that maybe both men were victims...

Might I suggest that maybe both men were victims of their own arrogance.
One born of the "We are the greatest seaman in the world' and the other born of the "We are the greatest show men in the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th February 2014, 22:10
Replies: 25
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mike S
That tug came within a hairs breadth of becoming...

That tug came within a hairs breadth of becoming a second loss!
Forum: Container Vessels 30th January 2014, 06:38
Replies: 16
Views: 3,609
Posted By Mike S
Slow steaming has obvious advantages in the...

Slow steaming has obvious advantages in the massive saving of fuel and wear and tear on the machinery. However there is another side to this.
It also means that there must be more vessels working...
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