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How to prepare ship before leaving the harbor

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Old 10th March 2013, 16:45
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Post How to prepare ship before leaving the harbor

Hello Seamen,

This thread is to discuss the process that are carried out on ship before leaving the harbor.


There are various procedure need to be done ship.
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Old 10th March 2013, 17:57
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Why are you asking these questions when your website (www.marinersgalaxy.com) has all the answers? There seems to be a pattern here and I feel I am sitting my orals over again. This will be my last post. Cheerio, George
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Old 10th March 2013, 18:16
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Hello George,

I am just studying right and want to know more about these topics and this is the only reason why I am discussing this thread.
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Old 10th March 2013, 21:06
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Very important make sure all the crew are aboard..........
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Old 10th March 2013, 21:19
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Very important make sure all the crew are aboard..........
It might help if the Captain is also on board, but not essential (it has been known...)
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Old 10th March 2013, 21:41
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Dont forget undo the ropes and lift the gangway after everyone has got on
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Old 10th March 2013, 21:51
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re: It might help if the Captain is also on board, but not essential (it has been known...)

I was 1 A/E on an MSC T2 circa 1973-74. We were moored at the Rota US Navy oil pier. This Sunday morning we had discharged our cargo and were ready to go, except our Master was ashore.

A US Navy Commander resplendent in his white summer uniform came aboard and ordered us to leave. There were a pair of US Navy T5's anchored off awaiting this pier.

Our Chief Mate refused, so the Commander left. While he was gone some repair parts we needed badly finally arrived and the C/O telephoned our Captain at the base barber shop - the only business open until noon.

So then the Base Commander, an Admiral, and a Captain showed up and ordered us to leave. They were taken into the midship house and showed the deck officers licenses, none of them except our Captain had a Masters License.

Around 1300 our Captain could be seen walking out the long wooden oil pier. He was carrying two shopping bags and every so often would stop and change hands carrying the bags.

The Admiral and Captain had arrived by an automobile that was parked at our gangway, but while it was suggested by our C/O they refused to send their car for him.

So our Captain slowly trudged along, stopping now and then to rest his tired hands. When finally our Captain reached our gangway that Admiral all red in the face jumped all over him verbally berating him.

When the Admiral wound down our Captain told him it was his fault that we were held up. Why? Because the base liquor store does not open until noon on Sundays. The shopping bags each held a few nice blue and gold packages containing bottles of Crown Royal whiskey.

The furious red faced Admiral told our Master to get his @#$%^& ship off of his base. So we left.

Those parts were badly needed, our New York office had chartered a jet cargo plane to get them to us. Our Rota agent was there when the plane arrived -- to grease palms and get our parts through customs and delivered. The agent would telephone us often to give us an update. Our C/O would call the barber shop and update our Captain. It was felt this was the only way open to us to stay tied up until our parts arrived.

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As George says in thread #2 why ask when you have the answers.
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Hello Seamen,

This thread is to discuss the process that are carried out on ship before leaving the harbor.
There are various procedure need to be done ship.
A handy little tip which you may find worthy of entering into your departured check list -

Ascertain destination.
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It might help if the Captain is also on board, but not essential (it has been known...)
It was once believed the absence of a Cook could prevent a British ship from sailing. Would that be right?

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I remember the chalkboard next to the gangway on each ship, almost always it would be used to advise of sailing time and perhaps a few other details. Longshoremen would add their own details, like a destination of Inner Mongolia, and maybe a plea to "take Nixon with you".
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It was once believed the absence of a Cook could prevent a British ship from sailing. Would that be right?
Some I remember, it would have been a blessing.
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Old 11th March 2013, 20:22
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Make sure the plugs in? Check you have enough oars (oars, not the rhyme).
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Old 11th March 2013, 21:54
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As far as I remember, at least coastwise, a cook is not necessary unless he is an integral part (number) of the Safe Manning Certificate. If he is he could be substituted by an AB, obviously hoping he could cook !
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Very important make sure all the crew are aboard..........
How often have we sat in a dockside bar, counted the number of ABs round the table, and decided they couldn't sail without us
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How often have we sat in a dockside bar, counted the number of ABs round the table, and decided they couldn't sail without us
How often have we been running round in circles on board and hoped those bloody AB's ashore will miss the ship

Only joking Bridie - honest !
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Before casting off all the ropes and springs, make sure the ruddy engine is running!

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Send someone down the engine room and ensure those damned engineers have wound up that big rubber band
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I did sail with an engineer once who told a young passenger that he had a big key in the engine room that he stuck down the funnel every morning to wind up the clockwork spring! Engineers eh? Don't you love 'em? PS Funny we share the surname Pat, but I don't think we are related!
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I did sail with an engineer once who told a young passenger that he had a big key in the engine room that he stuck down the funnel every morning to wind up the clockwork spring! Engineers eh? Don't you love 'em? PS Funny we share the surname Pat, but I don't think we are related!
Well Ive got numerous cousins and suchlike down South, mainly in the Southampton area. Sadly, Ive never had any contact with any of them.
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Old 22nd January 2015, 00:22
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Send someone down the engine room and ensure those damned engineers have wound up that big rubber band
How silly I feel, I always thought it was a spring, and the rubber band was for planes.
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Nah - the springs are at the side of the ship to help push it off.
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You mean it's not hamsters in a round cage wheel?
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Before casting off all the ropes and springs, make sure the ruddy engine is running!
So, -- Did you take the rat guards off, or just let them drop in the harbour???
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Run down to the harbour master and get the key to the harbour bar.
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