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    Gas Turbine

    Hello, today i found out my first sea phase would be on the Celebrity Millennium. This ship has 2 gas turbine engines rather than diesel. Does this mean for my second sea phase I will need to be on a diesel ship and get a combined steam and diesel ticket? Thanks

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    Erm.......GAS turbine you say........not steam turbine.....the clue is rather in the title

    Are they using the turbines for propulsion or as emergency generators? I know some cruise ones fitted them as back up generators as they have high power density and fit in odd little spaces, but wasn't aware anyone used them for main machinery (other than the military and some high speed craft obvs)...?....

    Send more details when you have them, sounds interesting.
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    Quite a few cruise ship's and ferries have them as propulsion

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    Ahh okay I didn't realise there was a gas ticket! This website says that the propulsion is provided by 2 gas turbines and a single steam turbine- http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/millennium/

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    Ok, that makes sense, you might get enough steam time depending on the size of plant etc, makes sense as there will be a lot of waste heat to recover

    I knew about the ferries using them for propulsion but don't know cruise ships where using them other than for emergency use.

    Not sure there's a gas certificate, so will need to check with your seniors once on board as to what time counts as either steam or motor or gas maybe

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    Okay, thank you very much for the reply, i'll just have to see what happens!

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    No such thing as a gas ticket sorry....
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    Do you reckon time aboard a gas turbine ship would count as steam time then?

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    You'll be better to ask once you're on board.

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    My understanding is that to sail on gas turbine vessels you must hold a motor CoC, so I would imagine that the time will count as motor time.

 

 
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