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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Dry cargoes on: July 10, 2016, 02:56:43 am
Well,,dust explosions in corn silos is still today a serious matter also when it can be controlled rather good since some years. Dust explosions on ships I never heard off.
One of the most dangerous for is certain types of steel shavings and such which "eat away" the oxygen,,which makes it extreme dangerous because mostly nobody exspects that that going to happen.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA - what an idiotic name for a ship on: June 27, 2016, 08:22:43 pm
Well,, to a certain point I must agree with SD7,, imagination for ship names is not really wanted a prime virtue anymore .
But then it comes all down to easy and that means texting/twitter etc with no thinking.
Isn,t that the future we all wanted. A family sits at the dinner table and texting each other because
in whole sentences talking is lost to them ?


3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipping TV at Hull . . . Seafarers Awareness Week on: June 24, 2016, 09:24:46 pm
Interesting,,not one of the crew wears a helmet !!!
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Brawl puts bulker on the rocks on: June 20, 2016, 01:53:52 pm
Reading this article was interesting and then the below.

Making the news looking bigger, more important or what is the reason for mentioning below ?

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In July 2013, container ship Hansa Brandenburg suffered a major fire 200 n miles off northern Mauritius and was towed to Port Louis for cleaning and emergency repairs.
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5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Celebrity Infinity slams into Ketchikan Dock 06/03/16 on: June 07, 2016, 03:36:41 pm
Then the Pilot and Capt were seemingly on a longer coffee break already when they did not take that
into the Master/Pilot exchange communication when the pilot boarded the ship. !!!!

As for tugs usage, the is today standard avoid them where possible, for me on a handy-size bulker in most ports it is anyhow compulsory to use two, often mandated by draft and sometimes anyhow as most bulkers
do not have thrusters in the first place.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Celebrity Infinity slams into Ketchikan Dock 06/03/16 on: June 07, 2016, 02:09:34 pm
she has 3 bow thruster, at least 2 or 3 stern thrusters, twin screws ?
when one sees the speed fwd and how long they try to push the bow off ( above 4-5 kn fwd the bow thrusters are almost useless) and then of course after the crash fwd the stern swings unstoppable in, the pilot and the capt really must have been on coffee break at the wrong time !!!!!!
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Large MSC container ship blocking the Suez Canal on: June 02, 2016, 04:56:14 pm
ok, I referred to your first posting,, where you write it was a black out and no power anymore for the steering. But should not then the emergency generator have automatically started ?  As far as I know it is a requirement by class that in case of blackout the EM gen kicks in automatic.
Would be interesting to know if it did or not
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Large MSC container ship blocking the Suez Canal on: June 02, 2016, 12:28:09 pm
mcmoha

well,if a full blackout happens the emergency generator kicks in automatically. This gen supplies
power for essentials only, but it includes one steering gear motor. Of course nowadays there is no manual hydraulic operated steering wheel on the bridge, the emergency set up for steering a ship is
nowadays from the steering room. On a big vessel like that, even getting there takes 1-3 minutes depending where the peoples are who have it in their emergency duty plan.
Even when it can be activated in that time period, those steering arrangements are not easy to operate and when one does the monthly checks and lets steer the peoples by hand for a while to get a feel for it the general course line can be kept at sea but steering with the set up the ship through a canal like the Suez is virtually impossible.

9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Large MSC container ship blocking the Suez Canal on: June 01, 2016, 11:12:45 pm
Deep Sea Diver,,, that is nothing real unusual that vessels sail long distances after a grounding.
They sure had divers to asses below water damage and the gen=sets will have been surveyed by the class.
 
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Large MSC container ship blocking the Suez Canal on: June 01, 2016, 06:48:39 pm
Didn,t they have a 2nd generator on stand by running during the Suez transit ?

sounds funny to me,, generator problems with power outage.
When I transit with any ship a channel or entering port a 2nd generator is always running
on stand by. 
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cargo ship detained in Brisbane after crew unable to use navigation equipment on: June 01, 2016, 04:11:47 pm
STCW is in effect by now useless, was watered down over the years that much that lower ranks can come aboard with such a minimal knowledge that one really questions the intent of STCW in the first place
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cargo ship detained in Brisbane after crew unable to use navigation equipment on: May 31, 2016, 12:28:31 pm
@ umtail
because the ECDIS is not proper used, the navigation of the vessel is not necessarily dangerous,,,after all there are radars to take bearings and GPS, all transferred proper into charts and the navigation
may be better than with ECDIS.
I don,t know how ECDIS is now on new ships, like a double system and therefore the main navigational
technic, but on older ships they are clearly marked as navigational aid !!!!
However, having a ECDIS aboard means that OOW,s have to be able to use it proper.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: European shipbuilding about better quality ?? on: May 30, 2016, 03:26:28 pm
@rd77,, thanks infos,, sounds to me more like a big reason and not a simple.
After all, ships constructionwise (looks) not much has changed in Asia since buying construction plans. As for inventions and innovations, not much either as far as I know. 
I still remember the words of a head of superintendents department of a big german company when I asked
him, how was the sea trial trip (three ships in 10 days) and his answer : It should become law that chinese are not allowed to build ships, if it weren,t for the cheap prices , nobody in his sound mind would order ships there !!!

Quality improved since I hear,(wasn,t a long time on a chinsese constructed vessel) but even that seems a long lerning curve which is not achieved yet

14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: European shipbuilding about better quality ?? on: May 29, 2016, 04:06:46 pm
@Pieter , PHa

My knowledge of european shipbuilding became over the years faded, appreciated if someone can shed some light on below.

Italy, favorite conditions as in subsidies ?

and what is the difference between meyer , Pap and Meyer, Turku , beside that one is in Germany and the other in Finland ?
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cargo ship detained in Brisbane after crew unable to use navigation equipment on: May 27, 2016, 03:23:31 pm
@ Davidships

sad,,but thats the world wanted the shipping,, now to get that out,, impossible.
It starts already,,equal salaries for all Masters world wide (ships types and trades and speciality set aside as often demanded)
that would mean,,to grab a number, USD 10000 for all masters per month.  Then a Capt who lives in India or Thailand or such is at home a rich man. A Capt living in Northern Europe or US is compared to that a poor booger !!!!
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