Enclosed Spaces

The inspection and maintenance requirements for any enclosed space needs to be categorised as a high-risk operation regardless of vessel type, due to the multitude of hazards, complications and unknowns that can unfold. Some key questions that must be asked each time...

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Full Ahead!

Another year begins and already the centre is up to speed on several courses with the new year's calendar pre-populated since early last year. That timeless adage of preparation preventing poor performance is so true! When not teaching, the instructors are working on...

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Merry Christmas

The Seamanship Centre is still ticking over with classes right up to Christmas week before we 'finish with engines' until the New Year.  Our thoughts go to those mariners who will be at sea over the festive period, those on watch in Coastguard stations, to the RNLI...

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The joys of motoring….

'Maintenance' begins and ends with me! Here we have a duplex type fuel filter unit which has 'flagged' indicating fouling/contamination whilst in service. Note the red hatching closing over on the display. By switching over to the stand-by filter of the duplex unit,...

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The bigger picture…

Becoming overly focused on just the engine, just the machine, equipment, without considering its surroundings can be a failing over time. Forgetting to monitor that which supports it for example, can lead to unexpected problems occurring down the line. This can be...

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Meeting targets

Getting the performance we expect from vessels and achieving what the sales team promised us at purchase enquiry stage will slowly fall-off over time. Undertaking a maintenance regime must commence from the moment of delivery. Sometimes however, planned maintenance...

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