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Old 27th November 2011, 13:42   #61
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Yeah, I handle P&I condition, Flag States, On/Off hire, condition/evaluation, demolition voyage surveys and various other kind of inspections & surveys directly or indirectly connected to shipping.

Bottomline, I'm a Master Mariner like Capt Nandu but he is almost two generations my senior.

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Wow ! Interesting work ! Must catch up with you when I visit Mumbai !
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Old 27th November 2011, 13:46   #62
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Plimsoll> Amazing pics of the Bridge ! Drooling ! Absolutely state of art Navigation, GPS, Dynamic Posiitoning and ECDIS. What more can a watchkeeper ask for !
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Just a question. Say a ship is travelling from USA to India, how much time does it take to do the trip directly? Can it store enough fuel for a direct trip or it has to make a stopover at some place to refuel? And how many kms can a cargo ship generally travel in 24 hours if there aren't any obstacles by the nature?
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Old 27th November 2011, 13:55   #64
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Offshore Processing Platform in the thick of Monsoons

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Plimsoll> Amazing pics of the Bridge ! Drooling ! Absolutely state of art Navigation, GPS, Dynamic Posiitoning and ECDIS. What more can a watchkeeper ask for !
thanks Nandu, yeah its quite nice, although with such vsls come too many additional headaches. clients on board 24/7, project crew who are not really seamen and can be a pain in the a$$, round the clock operations, each minute of the day to be accounted for etc etc.

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Just a question. Say a ship is travelling from USA to India, how much time does it take to do the trip directly? Can it store enough fuel for a direct trip or it has to make a stopover at some place to refuel? And how many kms can a cargo ship generally travel in 24 hours if there aren't any obstacles by the nature?
Hi Prateek,

Well off handedly US east coast to India via Suez would be about 7-8k nautical miles. (1 nautical mile = 1.853 km) and a ship's speed depends totally on the type of vessel we talk about because more the speed the higher the consumption and it is not a small amount by any means.

Most cargo vessels use what is known as HFO or heavy Fuel Oil. Some smaller vessels or specialised vessels such as the ones working offshore supporting Oil and gas activities use MGO or marine gas oil.(more or less diesel).

Most ship's have adequate fuel carrying capacity so as not to stop enroute to pick up fuel. Cruising range again varies depending on the size of the vessel and the daily fuel consumption.

However they do at times stop enroute to recieve fuel whenever they will be passing traditional bunker ports such as Singapore to top up fuel as the prices will be low in such ports.

Here are a few examples for speeds of different types ships -

1. A large container ship, has a max speed about 25-30 knots(nautical miles/hour), will take about 10-12 days to make this trip, she will consume fuel at a huge guzzling rate of nearly 200 tons per day ! Total fuel consumed will be nearly 2000 tons !

2. A large bulk carrier, has a max speed of 14 knots, will take 23 days to make this trip, but she consumes only about 30-40 tons per day, thus total fuel consumed will be just about 800 tons.

More examples for speeds - Cruise liner anywhere between 15-20 knots. Car Carriers - About 18 knots, Smaller Offshore vessels 11-14 knots, LNG tankers - 15-16 knots, Super tankers - 15-16 knots.

Disclaimer - Above figures are quite generalised and may not be very accurate!

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Offshore Processing Platform in the thick of Monsoons

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nice pic but terrible wx to work in !
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Old 27th November 2011, 15:40   #66
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Hello Plimsollmark,

Thats a great thread!! Dont know how I missed out . I will get my Pics out .
Have you signed off ?

I am still here and hope fully join back around mid December.

@Nanduchitnis great Pics of the gas flare?Lot of character in it.

By the way we have only a handful of seafarers around.

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Hi naj, lucky man ! You are still on vacation ? I had joined back after we met last, now time to be back home. Will be home on 3rd Dec. Give you a buzz then.
have seen a few sailors around in various threads, trying to get them together here for a fantastic pictorial get together of the seas ! lets see how successful we are!

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The interiors are so neat and tidy that if not for the view of the sea from the windows one would feel this is a pic of some office space.

You also mentioned about the tea/coffee station. Are you not allowed to have it on the deck? Did not quite understand your comment.
Amit, it is like an office space cos thats what it is, apart from the navigation and position keeping, all vessel administration etc is taken care of from here and there are about 5-6 people here all the time.

About the tea/coffee station, what I meant was that one can go on any type of ship with any nationality of crew, some things are standard and this is one of them. A tea/coffee station for the watchkeepers to quickly make their own coffee when they are on watch.

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@Plimsoll> Do you have internet connectivity on your ship when at sea? I mean for surfing the net?
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@Plimsoll> Do you have internet connectivity on your ship when at sea? I mean for surfing the net?
@nandu, yes we do. Nothing too fast but so long as we dont use very high bandwidth content such as video streaming etc, its fine.
Its a 2 MBPS connection from the VSAT with about 14 computers connected to the web and 4 VOIP phones for local (Brazilian) calls only.
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Here are few random pics -


A whale frolicking around nearby.

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An aircraft carrier in Brazil

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A school of fish down under !

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Wow ! Interesting work ! Must catch up with you when I visit Mumbai !
You are always welcome. Drop me a PM when on way to Mumbai.

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Mr Rehaan: Amazing pics ! How did you manage to get on on board during flying operations ? Are you in the Indian Navy?
Hi Capt.,

I had a friend whos father was in a high position in the Navy, so i got to go along for family day once. It was awesome! The only bummer was that the "missile demo" had to be "canceled" due to some reason like fishing boats being around. To be honest, i don't think they really planned to do it

I've also been fortunate enough to have some other friends of my parents in the Navy, so i've been aboard a couple of submarines, the Viraat and even the Vikrant years back. Just last week i was onboard the ~3month old Sahyadri (Shivalik Stealth Frigate) for dinner.

The automatic dosa maker was the highlight for me

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I have seen a few dry docks. But what i never managed to understand was that how do they manage to balance such huuuge vessels on just blocks of wood?
Haha.. i had asked the same question. See here :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...ml#post1847927

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The automatic dosa maker was the highlight for me
Going off topic, but I thought I would mention this
Once we stayed in IMA (D'dun) and were lucky enough to see how the mess functions. The kitchen is 80% automated. From chopping to grating to making Roti's etc etc. I am from the service industry and have seen quite a few operations but it was indeed an eye opener. Similary I think would have been the case on the INS you visited.

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Haha.. i had asked the same question. See here :
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Oh Sorry, I didnt see that post. It was a mystery for me till it was explained a few posts back. Physics was never a strong subject for me in school
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Hey thanks for sharing the link to REAL BHP giants. Awesome rocking thread !
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Discharging Cargo From An Osv To Oil Rig In Bad Weather.


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Plimsoll how did you capture the pics of the fish underwater? Do you have an underwater Tv camera on board for monitoring divers?
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