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Old 26th December 2017, 15:06   #346
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The propeller dia mentioned by me is a mistake - should have said 10 meters.
Captain, I read that as 10.00 meters.

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Master of the ship
It is only in recent years, and through contact with actual ships' masters on a couple of forums that I have come to understand that they have to be not only master mariners, but masters of business administration as well, being the chief executive officer responsible for everything aboard the ship and having to deal with everything external as well. And that dealing with their own owners can sometimes be a really tough part of the job.

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It is only in recent years, and through contact with actual ships' masters on a couple of forums that I have come to understand that they have to be not only master mariners, but masters of business administration as well, being the chief executive officer responsible for everything aboard the ship and having to deal with everything external as well. And that dealing with their own owners can sometimes be a really tough part of the job.

Hats off to you guys!
Yes a ship's Master is a real Master. The ship is a piece of its country on the move. And the Master can stand in for a judge, act as a prosecutor, he can also arrest and do a lot more. My brother sailed for 30 or 40 years and my father for 39 before that. Birds and fishes in the same family. Having seen a bit of both the leadership to be exercised is more demanding for a ship's captain.

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A ship can be arrested too. I remember it requires a Sheriff's order, though not why. Many years ago our company arrested a foreign flag vessel in Tuticorin port for some issue. A person from Mumbai Sheriff's office flew down to Chennai with the necessary orders and was escorted to Tuticorin, where he presented his credentials to the port authorities, who took him to the ship. He pasted the Sheriff's order on the hull.

And the vessel was under arrest!
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A ship can be arrested too. I remember it requires a Sheriff's order, though not why. Many years ago our company arrested a foreign flag vessel in Tuticorin port for some issue. A person from Mumbai Sheriff's office flew down to Chennai with the necessary orders and was escorted to Tuticorin, where he presented his credentials to the port authorities, who took him to the ship. He pasted the Sheriff's order on the hull.

And the vessel was under arrest!
A vessel can be arrested but I don't think you need to paste a notice on the hull. One our my company ships was arrested in Ennore for several months.
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A vessel can be arrested but I don't think you need to paste a notice on the hull.

It is one of the possibilities, when a third party claim is involved against the ship. The court order needs to be pasted on ship’s hull or handover to the Captain to detain or arrest the ship. This is only possible when the ship is with-in the jurisdiction of a member state (or with-in 12 nm from shore line of that state) and that third party arranges a court order with necessary / valid documents.

P.S.: Member States are countries who are signatories to IMO (International Maritime Organization).


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https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-42680945

Sharing the link for this major incident in the industry. As per the news all lives were lost on the tanker :(
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Fellow Bhpians,
I read this thread a couple weeks ago and was so taken with Bhpian Vijaypalsingh's chronicle, I believe I read it in one go.
Why work for the man, when you can be the man. Kudos to you sir.

I wanted to write this post for a few days now.
Guys meet the sister of the ride I currently am on. I work for 5 weeks and then am off for 5 weeks.
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She is powered by six diesel generators at 1800kw each and these generators supply power to a propulsion system of two schottel thrusters ( 3000kw each able to turn thru 360*) at the stern and a bow thurster 1200kw, plus a small retractable Azi thruster 850kw (able to turn thru 360*) forward.
Her dimensions: length around 90 meters, above the water around 30 meters and below the water around 6.5 meters. She is on the small side but just perfect for the job she is doing.

One of her sisters a couple of years ago supposedly had the world’s highest computing power anyway I’m not much into that side of things.

So what does she do?
We lay out a cable at a controlled slow speed and once done we run like dump trucks at full speed stop and pick another cable at slow controlled speed, again race all out to a given position, deploy cable, run-pick-deploy and keep doing this. The purpose for laying out the cable is to collect data and we will leave it at that.

I’m one of the drivers of this vessel and because of the nature of the vessel’s job I get to manoeuvre her a lot racing from point to point , everyday I thank God for this fantastic opportunity.
I love this boat, it can turn on a dime, stop in a couple of hundred meters from full speed depending on how aggressive we want to be.
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Guys meet the sister of the ride I currently am on. I work for 5 weeks and then am off for 5 weeks.
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Do you work for Schlumberger/WesternGeco by any chance? As far as i know these ships are used for Marine Seismic. The technology used to map the ocean floor for new oil exploration.
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Do you work for Schlumberger/WesternGeco by any chance? As far as i know these ships are used for Marine Seismic. The technology used to map the ocean floor for new oil exploration.
Yes I do, not for long though.

Seismic is no longer viable, feel sad that I will soon have to change jobs.
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Yes I do, not for long though.

Seismic is no longer viable, feel sad that I will soon have to change jobs.
That's nice to know. My brother in law works in same field hence I knew about the ship. And he has been talking about the number of people being laid off because of lack of new exploration work

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Came across an interesting article, thought of sharing the same.

"The Secret Language of Ships"

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Tugboat crews routinely encounter what few of us will ever see. They easily read a vessel’s size, shape, function, and features, while deciphering at a glance the mysterious numbers, letters, and symbols on a ship’s hull. To non-mariners, the markings look like hieroglyphs. For those in the know, they speak volumes about a particular ship and also about the shipping industry.

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More than 70 percent of the world’s commercial ships sail under what’s called a “flag of convenience.” This means that the ship is registered in a foreign country and sails under that country’s flag, usually to reduce operating costs, sidestep taxes, or avoid the stricter safety standards of the owner’s country.

By far the most popular flag of convenience is Panama, with Liberia and the Marshall Islands fast gaining ground. For these countries, the fees companies pay to fly their flags are a significant source of revenue.
Pretty easy to set up, but then, with high powered binoculars, I am sure the pirate would be able to differentiate a dummy from a real one.
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There’s another thing about this ship worth mentioning. See the crew members up on deck, at the far left and right of the photo? They’re actually dummies dressed as mariners, meant to fool pirates into thinking someone is always on watch.

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Biofouling causing 40% decrease in 'mileage'... wow! who would have thought the margin is so high!
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A ship’s paint job isn’t primarily about aesthetics or branding. When you see this two-toned effect, the paint closer to the waterline is often of a different chemical composition, one that holds up better to immersion. Even more than preventing corrosion, a hull coating that may be underwater has to guard against the slime, algae, and barnacles that cling fast to a friendly hull.

What’s so bad about shellfish and microorganisms hitching a ride? The crusting of barnacles, mussels, and bacteria—called biofouling—creates drag, slowing ships and upping their fuel intake by as much as 40 percent. Foreign species can also invade ecosystems and outcompete native species for food and space. To remove the hitchhikers, the ship goes into dry dock for scraping or power washing.
I spent a lot of time reading about ships today, all thanks to this article.

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