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    Firstly - blatant plug from me - but consider...

    Firstly - blatant plug from me - but consider COLREG Tutor which is available for Mac or pc and can be purchased from my site http://colreg.alistairbaillie.co.uk details on the site.
  2. TUI generally also take on their cadets - but you...

    TUI generally also take on their cadets - but you haven’t listed them so one assumes your not interested in passenger.
  3. Pretty much as you said - FD has less "contact...

    Pretty much as you said - FD has less "contact hours" - but still sufficient providing you use your "free time" to do the work / read what is set by the lecturers, also FD is slightly different...
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    Since you have to submit a tax return anyway, you...

    Since you have to submit a tax return anyway, you are as well just claiming it back at end of the year (along with any other elegible earnings) - it's not like the difference will earn a noticeable...
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    I've always used my own so I dont have that...

    I've always used my own so I dont have that section :) But since I believe it's only relevant for tanker endorsement or whatever it's called these days, I would suggest it's not applicable if you're...
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    One day, is one day. Usually no - but the...

    One day, is one day.



    Usually no - but the MCA can randomly decide to "investigate".

    BTW. you don't have to use the MCA example, you can either make your own, or if your company has one, use...
  7. Thread: Hello!

    by alistairuk
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    That you have the correct company name on your...

    That you have the correct company name on your cover letter :-)

    Highlight team working with examples; especially if they were multinational; highlight any projects you were involved in especially...
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    It's the AC combined with looking at screens...

    It's the AC combined with looking at screens continuously.

    Use luke warm slightly salty water (boil it add some salt let it cool) and a paper towel / blob of cotton wool to rinse out your eyes 2/3...
  9. Article: How to do Celestial Position Fixing – Stars & Planets – Part 3

    You can view the page at http://www.officercadet.com/content.php/977-How-to-do-Celestial-Position-Fixing-–-Stars-Planets-–-Part-3
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    Substantially less than a bank loan! The...

    Substantially less than a bank loan!

    The student loans are a good deal if you need them, as the interest rate is low and fixed with the rate of inflation. That doesn't mean you dont end up paying...
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    No, it is not normally possible - speak to your...

    No, it is not normally possible - speak to your training officer.
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    Your training contract will be for 8 hours, this...

    Your training contract will be for 8 hours, this is normal and is clearly written in your contract / training agreement with words to the effect of "10 hours per day, of which 2 hours should be self...
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    You'll probably find the closer ones either...

    You'll probably find the closer ones either didn't want cadets there or wanted too much cash to house them :p

    Welcome to life in the modern merchant navy, in the grand scheme of things this is...
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    It's a centrifugal seperator for fuel/oil - it...

    It's a centrifugal seperator for fuel/oil - it removes the **** from the fuel/oil so that it doesnt f*ck the machinery.
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    I am pretty sure every officer goes through the...

    I am pretty sure every officer goes through the same thoughts that you have raised here when it comes time to do their Chief Mates or Masters, especially when you're surrounded by other nationalities...
  16. Thread: Insurance

    by alistairuk
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    You may want to consider travel insurance if you...

    You may want to consider travel insurance if you plan to take a lot of electronic gear to sea with you and your trip lengths are not massively long - If you do this make sure you check your policy...
  17. Article: How to do Celestial Position Fixing – Stars & Planets – Part 2

    You can view the page at http://www.officercadet.com/content.php/976-How-to-do-Celestial-Position-Fixing-–-Stars-Planets-–-Part-2
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    Your basing your assumptions on what your company...

    Your basing your assumptions on what your company currently does though, removing crew from a ship will obviously result in changes to the way they are managed and operated...

    Maintenance: Rather...
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    I think you'll probably find that a team will...

    I think you'll probably find that a team will board it a few miles off the port and bring it in :p and same on departure... As for everything else you mention, can easily be done by shore teams when...
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    C & D is the theory components that are necessary...

    C & D is the theory components that are necessary for chief mates, it's done as part of the foundation degree and I believe the HND if you do that follow on bit towards chief mates.

    Your original...
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    [eBay Link] Seamanship Examiner

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222599405279?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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    The government will only fund you through the...

    The government will only fund you through the course once... Wether the company is willing to pick up the tab, depends on them.

    Be aware that should you answer falsely, they'll find out as soon...
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    CSCL Jupiter Aground

    Ooops... http://gcaptain.com/containership-cscl-jupiter-hard-aground-scheldt/
  24. Article: How to do Celestial Position Fixing – Stars & Planets

    You can view the page at http://www.officercadet.com/content.php/975-How-to-do-Celestial-Position-Fixing-–-Stars-Planets
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    As a towing vessel, although she is exhibiting...

    As a towing vessel, although she is exhibiting the same lights as a vessel Restricted in her Ability to Maneouver, she is technically "A power driven vessel engaged in towing restricted by her tow"...
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