It’s often said that bad things happen in groups of three. And seafarers are nothing if not superstitious. There have been two disabling engine room fires in the past month. The first was MV Alliance St. Louis, a RO-RO in the Gulf of Mexico and the most recent was MV Thorco Crown, a multi-purpose vessel, off Newfoundland.… Read More Engine Room Fires : Who’s next?
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Restricted visibility – fog, rain, snow, mist, haze, smoke, etc. – can make a normal watch seem hours longer and make even the most mundane transit stressful. Very frequently, unless we see a fog bank roll in, the visibility deteriorates gradually and we are left wondering if this is restricted or not. The moment we… Read More Restricted Visibility……and things that go “bump” in it……