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UNLIMITED POOOOWWWWEER edition

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>>1128376
Post your paystub, OP.
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>>1128379
Can't, contract pay grades are confidential. Sorry, union rules.
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>>1128376
1 million cars worth of pollution a day.
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>>1128425
Only in regards to sulfur and nitrogen oxide reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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The chair is upright
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>>1128495
And particulates.
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>>1128513
Shmarticulates
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sup fagits
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rig moving and positioning
my vsl is first one from the left
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night time
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>>1129439
I wish I could get on a US flagged AHTS
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Tight squeeze the other day

Also does 4chan give anyone else shit when trying to post from their phone? I keep getting notices that I’ve been banned, or that posting has been blocked from my country
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>>1129465
I get shit sometimes. Think it has to with your cell using dynamic IPs. Every time you switch a tower it latches onto a new range. I assume some ranfes have been abused by spammers/shitposters. Same way youll try to post and see a ban message for posting CP. Sometimes turning airplane mode on/off or switching user agent from mobile to desktop works to clear it.
Have a pic, made a trip to Maine last month
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Starting on a tugboat next week.

Any tips?
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>>1128496
Are you with Bouchard?
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>>1129744
Thank fuck, no.
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>>1129762
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>>1129762

What does that pic mean?
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>>1129764
ship is on land
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>>1129765

Haha, I guessed as much. I though the ship was just docked at a bad angle (stuck). Does the triangle icon accurately represent the size of the ship or is it just a marker? Also, what do those numbers and dashed mean?
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>>1129766
No, it's just a marker. It's just a tug boat as well.

Dotted lines generally represent obstructions of some sort or channels for ships to travel in.

The numbers are generally depths or altitudes.
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>>1129766
>t. babby OS

That's the ECDIS. That marker is just a marker. The dashed lines indicate channels (or other areas), and the numbers are depth soundings. As you can see, the good ol' J. George Betz has run up past the 19 fathom and 15 fathom lines to ground herself right on the fucking jetty.
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>>1129774
Nigga, I don't think them there's fathoms.
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>spend an entire voyage pissed off at fishing boats getting in my way
>can't give them 5 short because I always have to give way
>shrimp boat gets in our way when we're trying to go up a channel
>right after I get relieved to eat breakfast
>mfw eating my eggs hearing the ship sound 5 short throughout
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>>1129854

What's 5 short?
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>>1129857
The Danger Signal. Officially: "I am unsure of your intentions." Unofficially: "GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY WAY YOU FUCKING FAGGOT".
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>>1129857
>>1129859
This seems memeworthy
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>>1129857
>t. sailboatfag
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>>1129863

Motherfucker, I'm curious. I've never been on a boat. Not even a kayak.
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>>1129864
it's a joke, anon

it's a joke about how sailboats don't know shit about traffic or sound signals or anything
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>>1129864
To clarify: Whistle/horn signals are in Morse code. That is, either "long" (_) or "short" (-) increments. So, "five short" is five rapid short blasts of the ship's horn/whistle. When you hear that, it's a pretty clear indicator (even kf you've never been on the water before) that "something fucky is going on and I'm not sure about it so maybe you should get the fuck out of my way"
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>>1129886

Damn, thanks nigga. Learning something new every day.
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Medical question for US anons. Do you have any idea how the USCG views antidepressants? I'm thinking of getting on them, but am worried it'll affect my renewal
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>>1129949
Instant disqual. You'll need to get a medical exemption from your doctor and the Coast Guard, and they're apparently finicky about which ones they'll allow and which ones they won't.

I know. It absolutely sucks. It makes people have to make the choice of seeking treatment and losing their job or suffering.
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>>1129962
For fucks sake. Guess I'll keep self medicating.
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>>1129854
>implying fishing boats know what that means
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>>1130067
whats the story behind this pic?
and iirc that tug now belongs to tradewinds towing
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>>1129996
It would have made me feel better, at least.
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>>1130077
http://blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/2012/05/october-4-1975.html
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Mike
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>>1130182
I'll get back to this thread when I'm at work and can reference my international code of signals.
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>>1130182
Mm, found the pdf

>hehehehehehe
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>>1129762
Isn't it interesting how our companies stay out of the news. Nobody cares that the J George Betz ran aground on the East C&D canal jetties. A fender bender on the C&D bridge would attract more media attention. I guess so long as we don't spill oil, nobody cares
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>>1130283
Sorry, pic related
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>>1128513
That doesn't matter on open sea
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>>1130297
Yes it does. The particulates end up on glaciers, snow pack, and sea ice. Turns the surface grey and reducing the albedo and increase radiation absorption. Increasing snow and ice melt. Less year round snow and ice, the less solar radiation reflected into space. More radiation converted and kept as heat. Especially if it goes in to the dark open ocean.
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With the decibels of the tunes being pumped out of this boat i don't think anyone on board was sober
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Is it worth finding work on day cruises just to get seatime?

captcha is boats
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>>1130307
Let's just dump more particulates to shield us from the sun
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>>1130317
OUPV?
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>>1130319
Day yachts
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>>1130320
wtf is a day yatch
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>>1130415
I don't know what to call them the fucking fancy boats that take lots of people on day trips like Entertainment Cruises and shit. There are million of them in Florida.
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>>1130826

What is the use for that square little boat?

Also don't forget this week's payslip or you gonna upset someone.
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>>1131004
It's a cheap little pushboat. Barebones. Cheap to build, cheap to crew, cheap to fuel, pushes small cheap things around cheaply.
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>>1130314
i don\t think anyone on board was white either
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Who else is spending christmas at sea
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https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-11/where-are-you-going-kings-point
>king's point
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Maritimefags, I call on you to help me out!

I'm writing a crime story which is about human trafficking. Now, at one point the investigator finds a dead girl, and notices something on the girl that points to her having been moved on a ship, possibly a container ship (but could be any cargo ship). Something like markings that point to the name of the ship, or to some specific container which could then lead to the ship, or something in that vein. Eventually it has to lead the investigator to a specific port, so it's important that the specific ship or the port itself can be deduced from the evidence.

Can you guys think of anything? Is there any place on a cargo ship where the ships name is written and which may leave a mark (like dirt or whatever) on the clothes of the girl? She could have also been hit with something, or bumped into something, after all she was a trafficking victim.

Whoever can help me will get free internets for a year.
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>>1131279
There really isn't anything that would point that way IRL, not on a just dead body. A container is just a truck trailer you can put on a ship, and most equipment that would have a ship's name/callsign/IMO number on it is painted on. Nobody has that stuff branded on equipment. At absolute best you might have a crime lab be able to find marine paint flakes on her something, but that won't give you the ship or its route.

Your best bet would be to have him find her body in a container, maybe as it's abandoned on its trailer in the back of a gas station like that one example of Mexican trafficking in Texas about 20 years back. Something keys him in that the container came off a ship recently, not just as one of the various containers being used as regular trailers. (maybe she got out to look for food and stole a fire axe for protection and took it back. Bonus points if the coyotes killed her with it and left it embedded in her skull.) The investigator realizes that this was a ship's axe, and then checks the container's S/U on one of the various container tracking websites (like http://www.track-trace.com/container), and follows its path back to the port of loading.

Or if these particular coyotes are particularly stupid, they could have left the bill of lading still taped to the container when they abandoned it.
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>>1131279
I got an idea. We export a lot of containers full of cattle hides. These cans leak hide juice. It's white and smells really foul, like nasty pussy. It's also white and foamy. Maybe she had some trace amounts of hide juice on her. Then again, I'm pretty sure every port exports cattle hides so idk.
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>>1131309
>>1131334
If you combine the thought of "something keys him in that this was recent" like >>1131309 said, you could use the idea of the hide juice. As it's still "fresh" or whatever, not evaporated or the likes.
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>>1131334
I think you're onto something. The type of cargo could be a good enough clue.

>>1131309
I love the story you're building, but it doesn't fit what I need. Thanks a lot tho!

>>1131432
Yah, I'll do something like that.

Many many thanks guise, you've really helped me out here!
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>>1131434
you better credit /n/
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>>1131279
>>1131309
>>1131334
>>1131432
>>1131434
>not finding the killers paystub
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Is it true that tankers take some of your lifespan?
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>>1131584
Benzine is a hell of a chemical.
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>>1131589
so its true? I'm told if a company starts assigning you in tankers, they'll assign you there until you quit or transfer.

I really want to be assigned in bulk carriers.
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>>1131592
>I really want to be assigned in bulk carriers.
You don't want that either. Bulkers are extremely dirty, extremely smelly, and attract massive insect swarms, all of that on top of them being extremely slow. Literally the only good thing about them is you get weeks in port when you're unloading.
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>>1131595
>weeks in port when you're unloading
that's what I actually was aiming for. I wanted to roam the areas near port of any country we dock.

What ship types do you suggest anon?
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>>1131628
Frankly, they all suck. Cruise ships carry cargo you have to interact with, oil tankers slowly kill you, bulkers are roaming garbage bins with insect swarms to match (and require you to actually give a shit about keeping rats off the ship), container ships require you climb stacks like a monkey, and Ro/Ros are in and out of port so fast you can forget about any shore time and you'll be lucky to get 4 hours of sleep during the whole rotation.
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>>1131631
I think I can handle container ships and bulkers really. The cons you listed for containers isn't so bad and the bulkers is just an exaggeration perhaps? They're not really floating garbage bins, no?

What vessels have you manned before anon?
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>>1131633
In all honesty, just ro/ros. I've grown to hate them to the point I'm trying to get my Tankerman PIC just so I can get away from the fuckers even though I know I'll probably be stuck on them for a few years more.

Containers are like Ro/Ros but a little better. Ro/Ros can be in and out of port in hours; the record on our ship was just 5 in Beirut, and we would have made it in under 4 if there hadn't been a crane blocking the ramp for a few hours. Container ships generally take more than that. And while it's a slight exaggeration, bulkers are extremely dirty no matter what cargo you are carrying. There will ALWAYS be dust everywhere no matter the cargo. Some kinds of cargo are dirtier than the others; God help you if you get stuck on a coal ship. Grain ships just have the extra fun of dealing with poison and fumigation in the holds to keep insect colonies down, and the insects showing up en masse when you start discharging. Ask any person who has worked on a bulker; even the ones who love the relaxed attitude on the ships will tell you how dirty the ships are.
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>>1131635
I see. I see. Thanks for the info. I guess the most viable options for me are Container ships and ro/ros. I have another question anon. How is life on board? What nationalities have you worked with? and your opinion on those said nationalities?
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>>1129854
Couldn't you still give them five short if they act erratically since part of their duty as the stand on vessel is to maintain course and heading
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>>1131646
Rule 34 (d): When vessels in sight of one another are approaching each other and from any cause either vessel fails to understand the intentions or actions of the other, or is in doubt whether sufficient action is being taken by the other to avoid collision, the vessel in doubt shall immediately indicate such doubt by giving at least five short and rapid blasts on the whistle. [Such / This] signal may be supplemented by at least five short and rapid flashes

>Anyone can sound the danger signal anytime, but it only indicates doubt and doesn't release you from operating in accordance with the COLREGS
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>>1131648
BRB putting whistle on loop
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>>1131646
>>1131648
The issue was that the captain had told me that if I was using the danger signal I had better have called him, and all the other times I wanted to do it we were in open ocean so there was no need to call or even sound the signal.

>tl;dr I just wanted to yell at fishing boats
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>>1131642
I'm an American, so I've largely only sailed with other Americans. Shipboard life was nice, somewhat. If your steward is crap, morale will plummet. Foreign flag ships are a crapshoot otherwise; some of them might be run better than American ships with much higher quality of life onboard, others might be barely-operational hulks that a living nightmare to crew. I can't say which one is which beyond telling you to do your research on whichever company you want to sign on with.
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>>1131657
That's a pretty retarded stance by your captain, and would have not looked good in court had an incident occurred. The language in the coleregs is always coldly, legally precise. If you are in doubt to another vessels actions you

>Shall
>Immediately

sound the danger signal. Not wait for the captains approval. Seconds count when it comes to collision avoidance, as I'm sure you're well aware.
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>>1131671
Oh, he knew. He said that I was the officer on watch, and if I felt I needed the danger signal, I could sound it. But he said that if I was getting into a position of NEEDING to sound it, I should have called him long before that point. (the other captain on the ship was a hardliner on the "You don't sound it unless I say so" bit). And as I said, all the other times I had position to maneuver, so I did have to give way as required by the rules, it was just annoying as hell and required me to thread the needle a few times.
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>>1131678
I can understand his and your position, who hasn't had a captain like that before, but there's still a logical and legal disconnect between his orders and regulations. A disconnect that, clearly, leaves you at a loss as a navigator and officer. Every single meeting situation has the potential to go awry, and does so quickly. To my mind, he's asking you to get him on the bridge every time the water is slightly congested.
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You now remember McNulty studying those maps and charts in an effort to prove the girls in the can died in Baltimore jurisdiction. What a lad.
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Academy or Hawsepipe
Union or non-union
Inland or wait until I can get nearcoastal
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>>1131718
Academy
Whichever gets you on the water first
See above, but always be gunning for near coastal
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>>1131725
Looking for a job atm, about to interview for one that pays shit but it's seatime. Trying my best to stay away from inland but I need to get what I can get
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Tfw even the smallest prop they make is too large for my barge
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>>1131731
It's your life bud, don't know where you're at. Pay may be shit, but you can't buy sea time down the line
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Hey /mg/!

Is there any resource where I can read about the basics of the maritime industry, specifically in the Great Lakes? My dad's been a longshoreman for ~40 years and I want to learn more about his line of work.

He mainly operates cranes so he doesn't know much about the overall scheme of things.

Any help is much appreciated.
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So need to lower a few buckets in a cargo hold. Have to tie some sort of knot, so when the buckets are lowered, I just pull the rope and the knot comes out. That point is that I cannot climb down, to untie the knot or I would suffocate, confined space and all.

What kind of knot?
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>>1132153
Bowline. Or anything. Just put it through the upper eye of this, and a tagline through the release.
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>>1132153
Highwayman's hitch if you can make the tail long enough to come back to you.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TUHgGK-tImY

Trucker hitch
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>most US ships trade in the Middle East
>mfw this now

Ha ha haaaaaaaaa i'm going to fucking die
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>>1131589
>>1131584
spent 4 years on pure chemical tankers, moved to product tankers (3 years), moved to offshore

chemical tankers. all sorts of nasty shits
acids, fenols, pure benzene and all the bs ever created by man that needs taken from one place to another. also pic related posted in a thread before but just to make an idea. its from the MSDS of some shit we had on board. famous for caner and leukemia at age 35-40 for some ppl. also falling nails, teeth, hair

product tankers are chiller than chemical tankers but still deal with dangerous cargoes, gases like H2S, nitrogen, benzene from diesel or gasoline. not as much as in pure benzene but after years this will show if you are not careful. and you can never be too careful if you are an AB, pumpman or chief officer

offshore. you'll end up caring all sorts of shit for drilling platforms like methanol, nitrogen, radioactive stuff, -135 degrees Celsius flash point bs chemicals, etc

can't speak for american companies coz i never sailed with one but the europeans ones that i sailed had internet free internet onboard. not pretty common on other types of vls. short contracts 2-2 months contracts for chem. 3-3 months for product, 28-28 days for offshore.
world wide coverage. no costal navigation.
can differ from company to company. my other colleagues that are on product tankers have 4+1 months contacts

and the most important biggest salaries. especially for top 4.
3rd mate to 2nd mate (oow) jump is something like 500-1000$/euro more.
2nd mate to chief mate - at least double salary or more, more
chief mate to captain - 2-5K more
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>>1132648
Too few hulls
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I'm a Port State control officer for the USCG, and I've always wondered, do you guys hate us? Are we a huge pain in the dick or just total pushovers?
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>>1132689
I'm not french enough for mega cat sailing.
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>>1132672
28/28 is hard to find for any offshore company that is hiring right now

Kinda sucks unless you’re doing it solely to get a lot of time really fast, which I plan on doing once I get my AB


Speaking of tankers, we brought in this molasses tanker the other day
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>>1132753
since my exp with US was on time chartered vsls that had been in and out of US for long time, USCG inspections were once a year.
most of you guys are ok and just focus on doing your inspections. some are more dedicated than normal but i understand and respect that to some extent.

and some just go full muh murika. i have a badge and a gun mufuka, you in the wrong country niqqa. respect my autoritah
the type of retards that i'll make walk the plank
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We got 4 cruise ships descending on a 7 square mile island with a population of 4,500 locals.

It's gonna be congested.
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San Francisco tug trash
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>>1131061
Not this year, but I've had a fair share of Christmasses away.
>Checking out at Wal-Mart in Amerikka.
>"Happy Holidays!"
>Speak for yourself; I'm working.
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One week into my first hitch as an OS, to alaska towing a container barge

Finally getting some signal.

6 hours on 6 off.
Never thought I’d ever feel so rested getting more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep.
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>>1133079
>6 and 6
>as an OS

Oh my god, you poor bastard.
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>>1133079
Good for you man, let us know how it goes

>>1133081
Isn't that normal?

I will say that I'm currently doing 8-4 (8 on, 8 off, 4 on, 4 off) and I love it
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>>1133114
>Isn't that normal

It's usually either 12-12 or 8-4. 6-6 is fucking murder on you.
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>>1133115
Been working 6-6 on two week rotations for the past decade
>t. tug trash
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>>1133160
>>1133079
How does your sleep schedule work?
Do they make u make food for everyone
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>>1133167
I'm a mate, so I'm on the 00-06/12-18 watch. Deckhands roatate which watch they're on every hitch, whoever is on my watch does the cooking.
Sleep rhythm is always fucked, alternating between too much sleep and too little sleep. In general, I don't sleep much during the evening off-watch, getting most of my sleep 06-12
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>>1133182
How long did it take to get to mate?
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>>1133115
Why do they do 6-6 if it sucks so much
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When I was doing regular milk runs (Med - Caribbean) on race yachts for regattas either side of the pond the best system I found was 4/4/4/4/3/3/3 which gave us an extra hour of sleep every second day.

Admittedly there's a shitload more work to be done on a 70-100ft yacht than a container ship, but as long as the crew is fit and the food is well prepped, no dramas.

My old man did the round the world race and he said they did 6/6 all the way around the planet. Faaaaaark that.

Pic related about 2k NM out of the Azores.
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>>1133238
Shit man, why is the sky near the Azores so aesthetic?

>>1133211
It's "fairest" when you don't have crew for a regular 4 hour watch, and when a 12 hour watch would be even more murder on you.
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>>1133249
Last trip we did it was 18ft waves up and down sideways for the last 24hrs into the Azores, totally okay on yachts as we've got 12 ton of lead in the keel, but grrrrrrrr were watches annoying - pitch black and helming by feel, so as the boat rolls up and down the wave it's purely by touch as we've got no star or moon to steer by.
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>>1133249
Dope pic off watch
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>>1133194
4 years of academy time, working with this company over the summers, then two years in a training program once I got out.
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>>1133264
>tfw tub companies are so full of Gulf refugees that they won't even hire anyone with a mate's license to work as a deckhand if they don't have a TOAR

Well, a-at least I already wanted to sail bluewater...
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>>1133251
Compass or GPS?
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marine engineers, got some questions, trying to get the correct/safe answer too and i'm struggling.

If you blowdown the gauge glass, then put it back into operation, water comes up, but when you open the steam valve, water disappears, what do you do?

regarding a refridgeration system, What causes the low pressure cut out to activate?

air compressors, I mentioned intercooler should have a safety valve, got asked what happens if there isn’t one, then asked if Chief engineer tells you to pressure test an air pipe, how should it be tested.

Bridge calls to say there’s no response in steering,If you go to the steering gear room and see both motors are out, what do you do?

You are on a ship with a very long intermediate shaft, the intermediate shaft bearing shows a high temp, what do you do. What temperature does the alarm come on, should you feel the bearing case by hand? What can cause this to happen?
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>>1133697
okay, found one.
If you blowdown the gauge glass, then put it back into operation, water comes up, but when you open the steam valve, water disappears, what do you do?

means water is between bottom of gauge glass and top of the water connection to the boiler. not an emergency situation, but the reason for the low water should be investigated and fixed immediately.
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>>1133697
Do your own homework, seriously.
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>>1133762
i am,
see;
>>1133726

some of these questions aren't found in text books though, they require experience, experience which i do not have.
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>>1133697
>regarding a refridgeration system, What causes the low pressure cut out to activate?

LLSV (liquid line solenoid valves) shutting as room reaches required temp, stopping return refrigerant from getting to compressor, making it shut down on LP. LP will still be above atmospheric pressure.
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>>1133697
What academy, anon.
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>>1133788
i'd rather not say.
>>1133697
still stuck on these ones;
>Chief engineer tells you to pressure test an air pipe, how should it be tested.

>On watch at night alone, fuel injector pipe blows and starts spraying fuel and small fire starts, what do you do.
just stuck on what are the first actions after raising the alarm, answer changes if its a gen or a m/e, in port, not in port. do you shut quick closing valves? if its a gen, do you start another one and wait for that to come on load, then shut the other down, or do you just shut it down and black the ship out, counting on the em. gen. :/ so many options.

>Bridge calls to say there’s no response in steering, what do you do? If you go to the steering gear room and see both motors are out, what do you do

>You are on a ship with a very long intermediate shaft, the intermediate shaft bearing shows a high temp, what do you do. What temperature does the alarm come on, should you feel the bearing case by hand? What can cause this to happen?

>Just finished overhauling a pump, you reconnect the motor and test it, but pump is showing no pressure, reasons that can happen, and how to check/fix.
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might be working on this in a year or two
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>>1133840
where abouts? as what?
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First hitch ever is in a couple weeks. Anything I should know or learn between now and then?
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>>1134137
What type of boat are you working on? Just learn, yknow, boat stuff.
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>>1134143
Ocean tug.
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>>1133592
Compass, the raymarine autopilot was absolute pants and had us slamming waves, so hand steering off compass and constantly checking GPS for position had us making faster and smoother progress, which is always good when delivering someone else's carbon kevlar toy.
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>>1133697
>very long intermediate shaft
I know most of my engineer mates have Porsche 996's, but this is just ridiculous.
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New ship to replace hydrofoil on Japan Fukuoka ~ Korea Busan route
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>>1133697
Question what exactly is a panty raider
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>>1133810
Air pipe: Kinda depends on the rated system pressure and the nature of the maintenance that caused the test to be required. The safest method is to do a hydro-static test at operating pressure to test mechanical joint tightness, and observe the leak rate. Next would be a true hydro-static test all the way to design pressure if the pipe material is suspect of damage or modified (weld braze ect.). Next would be a drop test with a separate regulated pressure source along with performing a soap bubble test on affected joints. Next would be test at operating pressure with the installed system, bad idea, because a potential failure could cause an air leak.

Bearing: With permission lower turns (or just stop the shaft). Inspect bubblers for contaminants/flow. Monitor temperature, if it is not improved, worsens, or is now erroneous stop it. Inspect strainers for foreign material, and/or troubleshoot the loss of LO to that particular bearing. Touch it, you wont.
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>>1130423
I was a deckhand for entertainment cruises in NYC for two months when I first moved to the city. The pay was shitty, the working conditions were bad/illegal, and the only coworkers who had been there any length of time were the people too stupid to see how bad a job it was. That said, it did count as seatime.
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>>1135064
Which boat were you on? The wheelhouse guys on the entertainment boats I'm thinking of are completely retarded
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>>1131014
It's cute
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>>1135079
I think i worked at least one shift on each boat. The only mate who knew anything about boats was an alcoholic from long island who would threaten to 'kick you in the nuts' if you didn't do a job the way he wanted. One time we lost power to the starboard prop while docking because a different mate forgot to open the fuel valve before we got underway (there were no separate engineers). Another time a captain told a guy that he had turned the power off so that the guy could work on some electrical wiring in a light, but he didn't actually turn it off and the guy almost got electrocuted. Entertainment Cruises was bought by Pritzker Private Capital in 2012, so my theory is that they cut every cost they can (and then some) to pay off the loan Pritzker must have taken out to buy the company, and that's why they won't pay to have competent people.
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First contract as captain
Filed a report to replace c/e and 1st eng
This muthafukas have to push it.
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>>1135105
Y-you too. It's not like I want to push your deck barge around or anything though! B-baka!
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so i know shit about boats.

but has a nuclear ship aimed to be self sustainable ever been tried? or at least imagined and planned?

like some sort of piece of metal that has greenhouses, purifies its water, etc..so it could be (theoretically) saling till the nuclear material went to hell?
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>>1135364
Not really. The thing about ships is that they are inherently temporary structures that require a vast support system. Ships do have water makers, and true a nuclear ship could sail for years without fueling. Let's pretend there are means to grow food for a crew indefinitely.
Ships still need maintenance. Paint. Tools. Spare parts. Techs to repair the complicated electronics. Ships operate in a hostile, corrosive environment. Without regular zinc replacements and hull painting in a drydock, the ship would quickly become a rusting, decaying mess.

In short, no. Floating rogue civilizations aren't happening.
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>>1135366
shit sucks, how can i writte my sci fi book then.
humanity, i thought you where greater.
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>>1135361
i lol'd




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