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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 23:04
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
As a serving Master and leaving aside this...

As a serving Master and leaving aside this specific incident it would be interesting to know current practice on "safe" distances.

Are they laid down by the company or is it Masters discretion?
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 21:41
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
No problem. Foreign Going Master Mariner. 37...

No problem. Foreign Going Master Mariner. 37 years experience. You?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 10:29
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
JT. You will have to forgive me as I don't get...

JT. You will have to forgive me as I don't get out much these days and have no idea what you are talking about(?HUH)

However, if you think its a good idea that I come back then I will give it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 10:25
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Yes, totally agree. I'm not sure if the laws...

Yes, totally agree. I'm not sure if the laws which came into force after the 'Herald' tragedy re Corporate responsibility are similar in Italian law?

This has the potential to be the 9/11 of the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 09:52
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
As you say 'IF' it was given and I was the...

As you say 'IF' it was given and I was the Captain I would certainly use it in my defence.

However, I don't think it would absolve the Master of his ultimate responsibility for the safety of the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 09:33
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Unwarranted personal attack against 3 members and...

Unwarranted personal attack against 3 members and against forum rules.

I would request that mods take appropriate action.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 21:05
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
As you say, writing 'fact' after a statement does...

As you say, writing 'fact' after a statement does in fact not make it an actual fact.(*))
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 20:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Well at least he was well versed in the pros and...

Well at least he was well versed in the pros and cons of running aground. Excellent experience to pass on.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 20:12
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Wrong, he was the Master and the safe navigation...

Wrong, he was the Master and the safe navigation of the ship was his responsibility and in this he failed.

It does not matter whether the company knew that these "deviations" were normal, he did...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 18:23
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
I'm sure you are right. Costa want to distance...

I'm sure you are right. Costa want to distance themselves from the incident and put it down to a "rogue" Captain. The financial implications if people desert the cruise industry are enormous.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 18:18
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
BBC have just reported that Costa have said that...

BBC have just reported that Costa have said that the loss of the ship will hit their profits by 60 million this year.

Whilst the build cost of a reported 330 million seems enormous the payback...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 16:29
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Apparently Smit are on the case for bunker...

Apparently Smit are on the case for bunker removal. 2500 tons being reported.

Someone mentioned earlier in the thread that if she was built for the American trade fuel must be isolated from the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 16:16
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Without wishing this to get out of hand I do have...

Without wishing this to get out of hand I do have to take issue with you on the statement above. I don't think there is anyone on this site who could have got themselves into the Captains position. ...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 11:26
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
If anyone thinks Italian justice is the same as...

If anyone thinks Italian justice is the same as ours then I would recommend that you read up on the Amanda Knox case. It makes interesting reading.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 11:23
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
No margin for error there! It strikes me...

No margin for error there!

It strikes me that our old friend "complacency" is at work. We do this every trip therefore it is routine and not dangerous! Herald of Free Enterprise springs to mind....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 22:07
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
I guess this is going close to land to give the...

I guess this is going close to land to give the passengers a thrill. Well, they certainly got that, sadly.

I have looked at the charts and going between the islets south of Giglio port was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 20:49
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
I'll second that and please can I have a...

I'll second that and please can I have a "virtual" pint !
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 12:44
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
I can't see that it would be difficult to know...

I can't see that it would be difficult to know the PoB.

Costa personnel will know the crew numbers and Costa passenger bookings will know the passenger numbers. After all you don't get on board...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 10:07
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
I like your theory. It raises one further...

I like your theory. It raises one further question. Why did he not beach her heading North which was the direction of travel?

Did the Captain know that the damage was on the port side and if he...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 09:50
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,915
Posted By R831814
Have a look here. ...

Have a look here.
http://gcaptain.com/cruise-ship-costa-concordia-sinks/?37456

Helps to make more sense of it all.
Forum: The Galley 19th December 2011, 21:05
Replies: 25
Views: 6,248
Posted By R831814
On the Union Castle mini mails (Southampton and...

On the Union Castle mini mails (Southampton and Good Hope) not only could you tell what day of the week it was you could tell which port you were in. Only one I can remember was "plate pie" Las...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th December 2011, 15:07
Replies: 20
Views: 7,700
Posted By R831814
This outfit use the T Mobile/Orange network....

This outfit use the T Mobile/Orange network. Might suit you.

http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/pay-as-you-go/bundles/internet.aspx
Forum: The Bridge 16th December 2011, 11:06
Replies: 33
Views: 10,275
Posted By R831814
I did "Youth" and "Typhoon" at school and have...

I did "Youth" and "Typhoon" at school and have re-read them recently. I began to wonder if it was this which decided me to go to sea.

Anyone with a Kindle they are available for download. Free I...
Forum: The Bridge 16th December 2011, 11:01
Replies: 41
Views: 8,782
Posted By R831814
I was a Cadet and signed articles but was never...

I was a Cadet and signed articles but was never paid overtime.

Do you think I might have a claim?
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th December 2011, 22:34
Replies: 20
Views: 7,700
Posted By R831814
Whoever you try make sure that they have good...

Whoever you try make sure that they have good mobile broadband coverage in your area otherwise you will waste your money.

In my area "3" are the only one with mobile broadband coverage although...
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