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Forum: Marine Electronics 09-02-2022, 14:04
Replies: 325
Views: 21,585
Posted By ameehan
Re: Radar is now redundant ?

As a former professional navigator I can state that radar is used for pilotage (e Teri and leaving port) exclusively by all pilots and masters. The benefits for collision avoidance and in restricted...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 26-11-2021, 05:38
Replies: 192
Views: 16,882
Posted By ameehan
Forum: Navigation 22-08-2021, 12:10
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By ameehan
Re: Anyone able to get their hands on Admiralty Chart 5308 (World Sailing Ship Routes

I’ve got one on the living room bulkhead, unfortunately wife won’t part with it.
How is Gastown these times, amazing place 40 years ago.c
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 06-07-2021, 02:47
Replies: 89
Views: 8,639
Posted By ameehan
Re: Swimming in the French canals????

Your post is titled “swimming in French CANALS”
Two words to finish this ludicrous topic, Weils Disease,

AM
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 05-07-2021, 09:44
Replies: 89
Views: 8,639
Posted By ameehan
Re: Swimming in the French canals????

Would not advise swimming in French canals, besides all the obvious reasons there are lots of dead animals, large and small, floating in water..
AM
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-02-2021, 17:20
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

A Twenty Foot Equivalent unit, most boxes are 40’
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-02-2021, 13:55
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

Further to previous posts, KEEP THE BOXES ON THE BOX BOAT!
Forum: Navigation 09-02-2021, 10:33
Replies: 537
Views: 30,586
Posted By ameehan
Re: Sailing vessel and RORO ship on collision courses - what do you think of the outc

You say this as if the merchant vessel was at fault. Almost always, when “entering harbour areas” rules 9 (b) or 10 (j) applies.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-01-2021, 07:21
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

Quick search of Wikipedia, quote, “Tonnage (volume) should not be confused with displacement (weight of ship)”
Hence weight of cargo (inc bunkers, stores etc) ie deadweight, equals displacement...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-01-2021, 04:04
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

Harbour, government and canal authorities, to name a few.
Think of it this way, compare a large cruise ship, (big gross tonnage, small deadweight) to a VLCC (big deadweight, comparatively smaller...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-01-2021, 03:45
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

Gross tonnage has nothing to do with displacement. With the availability of Google and Wikipedia there is no excuse for the promulgation of such ignorance, even by rank amateurs.
I would have...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-01-2021, 16:51
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

Methinks you are mistaken,
Weight above the waterline is not an issue, google heavy lift ships with (ironically) container gantry cranes on deck on ocean going voyages. Also, container vessels have...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-01-2021, 10:43
Replies: 142
Views: 16,349
Posted By ameehan
Re: Container ship dumps containers in Pacific

IMHO people are looking at this problem from the wrong end of the telescope. Merchant vessels pay dues on gross tonnage ( a volumetric measurement), the volume of the enclosed cargo spaces . If the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-01-2021, 08:55
Replies: 50
Views: 5,865
Posted By ameehan
Re: Hull protection for floating objects

Hello all,
This subject has been a fear of mine forever and your points are well made.
My thought however, after 40+ years at sea is why container ships, which keep getting bigger, are allowed to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-10-2020, 14:13
Replies: 46
Views: 4,797
Posted By ameehan
Re: Sliding down the backstay

Errol Flynn also slid down his square mainsail with his sword buried in the canvas, I wouldn’t try this either.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-02-2020, 04:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By ameehan
Re: A couple of days sailing in Adriatic?

Hi all,
Regards to all fellow owners in Croatia, we are up near Zadar. To change topic slightly as so many Croatian owners on here all in one place.
We have chartered for the last few years in...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-12-2019, 11:26
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By ameehan
Re: To reflect or not to reflect

Hello all,
As a fairly recently retired Master Mariner after 40+ years at sea in many varied types of vessels I can categorically state that a properly fitted radar reflector greatly enhances the...
Forum: Navigation 19-02-2019, 02:24
Replies: 59
Views: 6,154
Posted By ameehan
Re: Parallel Indices -- Still Relevant?

Did I really need to add “properly executed “ to original statement? Using a properly executed parallel index the unfortunate CC would not have come close to aforementioned rock, the clue is in the...
Forum: Navigation 18-02-2019, 13:53
Replies: 59
Views: 6,154
Posted By ameehan
Re: Parallel Indices -- Still Relevant?

Greetings al,
Just to say as regards relevancy, a parallel index would have saved the Costa Concordia.
Ciao,
APWM
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-06-2017, 10:40
Replies: 16
Views: 11,116
Posted By ameehan
Re: 2017 SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT

Bring plenty of Marlboros.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 24-02-2017, 10:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,896
Posted By ameehan
Re: Another Croatian VAT query

Hello all,
Further to previous comments, does anyone know what the situation would be for UK resident taking over ex charter boat in Croatia when U.K. leaves the EU?
AM
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-07-2016, 03:12
Replies: 51
Views: 7,732
Posted By ameehan
Brexit and VAT

Just a thought, will UK residents be able to buy ex-charter boats from EU countries (non VAT paid) , without paying VAT, when they become non EU residents?
Forum: Our Community 02-04-2016, 07:34
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By ameehan
UK VAT

Does anyone have any thoughts about how Brexit, if it happens, will affect British boats and sailors re VAT in Europe? Only 3 months away now!
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 21-03-2015, 03:36
Replies: 0
Views: 931
Posted By ameehan
Haitian schooners

Greetings all,
Some 30 odd years ago I was chief officer in a heavy lift vessel discharging machinery at a cement plant in Haiti. I cannot remember the name of the place but it was about 2 hours by...
Forum: Our Community 10-04-2014, 08:37
Replies: 0
Views: 2,063
Posted By ameehan
Jeanneau 409

Hello all, can anyone shed any light on how the boat above is 12.34m LOA on Jeanneau website and 11.98 LOA and same waterline length ? Could it have anything to do with new Greek tax, a lot more for...
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