New RIB Capsize, Righting & Rescue Course

New RIB Capsize, Righting & Rescue Course

RIB Capsize, Righting & Rescue Course. The course has good course notes for home study and practical elements and is delivered hands-on with full candidate participation. The course is aimed at professional Patrol boat, Rescue boat & Workboat crews. However...

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Course review: Approved Engine Course 2

Course review: Approved Engine Course 2

The Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2) is now into its third successful year of operation here in Killybegs. Course attendees in this time have come from Argentina, North America, South Africa not to mention all over the European continent. Running the course back to...

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Enclosed Spaces

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!

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

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….

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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