Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THE NAIVE SAILOR , SINKING SHIPS -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL



HRU AND SLAMMING


In the seventies , around 400 bulk carriers sank.  I was a junior officer those days.

In any other industry there would have been hell to pay.  On a concorde aircraft if the passenger in the first class section spilt some wine ( because he was drunk ) on his suit,  the next day many important powers would be personally apologising to him.

Sailors are expendable. Who cares? The persons ashore who are supposed to protect us , as busy saving their own chairs.

Theoretically 800 life rafts should have been floating for one month, having auto released themselves via the HRU.

first--

Why did the 400 odd bulk carriers sink?

I have attended many seminars where the stupid speakers ( fresh water navigators all ) go on an on , about fast loading, bull dozers hitting hold bulkheads, grabs hitting coamings, waves washing away the hatch covers etc etc.

Nobody talks about slamming.

On the ballast passage if the Chief officer has NOT flooded the midship hold ( heavy weather ballast ), the bows will have less draft, and will slam.

When the ship slams , the whole ship flexes severely . The periodic motion is called springing.

When the ship's forward part takes off into the air and comes down crashing  , microscopic cracks develop all over-- as welds are NOT elastic.

On the next iron ore passage , where the racking stresses are high and the ship is stiff, the ship sinks-- usually.

All bulk carrier men , place your hands on your hearts and tell yourself that you have always ballasted the midship hold in the ballast passage in rough weather-- you just cant-- don't even bother to lie to yourself.

When i was a Chief officer i had written to many classification societies, about having MINIMUM BOW HEIGHT endorsed in the stability books.

The master must not come under pressure from his chief engineer, to sacrifice bow height for propeller immersion. One compromises the other.

Why then did the life rafts not release as SOLAS meant.

Th reason is that all stupid training houses taught you to tie up the painter to a strong point on the ship. This was pounded into your head , right?

Now--when your ship is sinking and you are releasing the life raft manually, why should you bypass the critical safety devise , the HRU?

pray?

prithee?

THE HRU IS THE STRONG POINT!

At least for the past 10 years , the shore training houses have got this right.

The weak link must part , by the pull of the INFLATED tent. When you throw the liferaft overboard and the while valise ( shell ) is towed behind for a while due to the ship's forward momentum, the pull must NOT come on the weak link.

Even today most of the HRU's are of very bad design. The most common one used the the west, uses a sharp blade to cut the painter--bwhen the HRU goes about 3 metres below the water.

Cut a tough painter, by constant sharp steel blade pressure  !  right?!!! ( why don't you try this out manually! )

Why do we have "serrated" knives nowadays, even to cut soft bread or cabbage ?

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Here is is true email I sent from one of my ships---



A05948  Fri, 25 Dec XXX 02:25
From: XXX - Master

Date: Friday, December 25, XXX 2:23 AM Msg: A05948-103541
Path: \XXX - Master\
Sub : XXX/  XXX MENTAL BLOCK
Attach: HRU MENTAL BLOCKS.pdf

gentlemen,

XXX themselves have got their act together -- long after they came
into the market -- after a young ball of fire ( quenched few years ago )
personally blasted them --

for in the 70's hundreds of bulkcarrier with hundreds of lives lost --

twice that number of liferaft tents should have floated for atleast 30
days on the sea -- NONE EVER DID FLOAT --

on almost all ships initially the XXX HRU and others too -- was
connected wrong --

such a simple elementary condition-- YET-- all genuises get mental
blocks --

mental block?

why dont you take this small COMMONSENSE test yourself ? --

-- (  one hundred percent -- of 1st day on board cadets/ ordinary seamen are supposed to know this )

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1) ONLY THE INFLATED TENT BUOYANCY  , WITH SHIP SUNK UNDER THE WATER MUST BREAK THE WEAKLINK.--( this means ship is sunk )

2) THE UNINFLATED WHITE SHELL/ VALISE SHALL NOT BREAK THE WEAKLINK -- NOR EXERT PULL ON IT. ( this means that uninflated life raft is thrown into ships wake with ship moving ahead with-- say--3 knots momentum and windforce 10 waves battering the white egg shell )

3) THE PAINTER MUST BE TIED TO A STRONG POINT -- WHICH IS ON THE HRU ITSELF--NOT SHIP'S STRUCTURE.

4) WHILE LAUNCHING MANUALLY --WITH PAINTER TIED TO THE STRONG POINT-- THE SAFETY OF HRU SHALL NOT BE BYPASSED ( CRITICAL PERIOD ).

HINTS : to convert 1% pass into 50% pass--

5) THE PAINTER SHALL NOT BE TIED TO THE "FIXED TO SHIP" PART OF HRU ( the part which sinks with ship to bottom of ocean )  .

6) THE WEAKLINK SHALL NOT BE TIED TO "FLOAT AWAY"  PART OF HRU.( the part which will be connected to floating liferaft tent with happy surviving sailors inside )

7) THERE HAS TO BE A FIRM HANDSHAKE BETWEEN THE PAINTER AND WEAKLINK -- TILL THE SHIP SINKS COUPLE OF BELOW THE SEA LEVEL -- AND THEY DECIDE TO PART WAYS --

8) THE WEIGHT OF THE UNINFLATED LIFERAFT BEING TOWED IN THE WAKE OF THE STOPPED SHIP WITH AHEAD MOMENTUM ( Item 2 ) SHALL BE FULLY TAKEN BY THE PAINTER AND THE HRU.

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found out what you are worth?

ADVISE:

IF THE LIFE RAFT INFLATES ANY TIME DURING ADVERSE CONDITION NO 8 -- 

HAMMAR HRU CANT TAKE THE PULL STRAIN OF THE TENT -- THE PAINTER MUST IMMEDIATELY BE TIED ON THE SHIPS STRUCTURE TO AVOID LOSING THE LIFERAFT
--
 
thanks and best regards

capt ajit vadakayil
master
mt.XXX


" re-inventing team dynamics-- where time and energy is always made, for things which matter "



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CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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  2. CH
    October 13, 2014 at 6:35 AM
    Respected Captain,

    What is special about Tamil Nadu?

    How come it is able to continuously produce word geniuses like Ramanujam, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, C.V. Raman, A.R. Rahman, Abdul Kalam, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Viswanathan Anand, Illayaraja, etc?

    Even till recently the Chief Justice of India, the Finance Minister, the RBI governor are all Tamils?

    Is there any scientific reason behind this? Because no other region has produced such super genius people in such numbers.

    Regards

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    October 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM
    hi ch,

    i am sure if i were a lawyer, i will NEVER EVER become CJI.

    i am sure if i were an economist, i will NEVER EVER become finance minister.

    you want me to continue ?

    when i was on my training ship in mumbai with 250 other cadets ( two years ) -- the biggest TELUs ( oily and slimy ) and SNEAKS ( snitches ) became SCC ( senior cadet captains ) , CC ( cadet captains ) , CL ( cadet leaders ) etc.

    i used to be in the CAPTAINS MONTHLY BREAKFAST PARTY ( cadet with maximum negative marks for OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES ) -- to be chewed up for breakfast every month .

    i got an EXTRA FIRST in every subject --except OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES.

    now what are OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES-

    being a son of a bit#h, being a sneak, being a hypocrite, being a as$ kisser , being a leader who will sell out his team, being a back biter, being an informer , being the best in playing to the gallery.

    so, so--

    at the passing out parade --most of the cadets who got all PRIXES were leaders -- they all got BOOOOOEEEEED !

    I remember i got only one prize--for being the best REPORTER IN ENGLISH -- the claps I got from the entire hall still resound in my ears -- along with another ROC ( royal officer cadet -who did NOT care to become a sold out leader ).

    and mind you -- i was in every single team which made my TOP ( starboard fore top ) the champion TOP.

    i was a champion sailor, rower, signaller, marks in subjects, soccer team in both years --

    but i lacked OLQ ( officer like qualities ) of being a FU#KIN' SLIME BALL.

    so in my passing our certificate , after two years of training -- i had an EXTRA FIRST in all subjects -- except OLQ where i was third grade

    so i guess they held a special meeting and GRACED ME TO FIRST CLASS --a young 18 year old boy -- .TEE HEEE !

    AT SEA, THE SAILORS DO NOT CARE FOR YOUR FOUR STRIPES- THEY ONLY CARE FOR WHO YOU ARE--

    AT SEA PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME , OR HAVE HEARD OF ME -- OR SAILED WITH ME, WILL VOUCH--

    CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL WAS A SLAVE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE MIGHTY FU#KIN' CAESAR -- BY LIGHT YEARS .

    this has now passed on to LORE -- never ti happen again in the annals of sea .

    am i boasting ?

    -- so be it !

    humility is NOT about having a low opinion of yourselves to please the JEALOUS party.

    see, this would have been part of my post-- GAMES CAPTAIN PLAYED--

    you made me reveal it prematurely --with your TAMIL PRIDE ! TAKE IT EASY !

    check out my training ship-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpFBPMtnj4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0BxC3kFET8

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  3. Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    STOP PRESS:

    I AM WRITING THIS AS I PROMISED ONE OF MY READERS 45 MINUTES AGO-- HE RAN UP TO ME DURING MY MORNING WALK--

    HE WANTED TO KNOW OUT OF MY 300 PLUS SCOOPS IN MY NEARLY 845 ODD POSTS--WHICH IS NO 1 AND WHICH IS NUMBER 300.

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    well let me make it clear , these 300 scoops are CONSTRUCTIVE SCOOPS .

    all these 300 scoops are in the plane of INVENTION and NOT innovation.

    none of these 300 scoops are DESTRUCTIVE -- so my posts proving that edison, newton, darwin, einstein etc are IDIOTS does not find a place in these scoops.

    so waht could be the no 1 scoop?

    it is about providing a HINT on how to make a astronaut hibernate while travelling to mars -to cut down on food and water .

    it is about keeping alive a seriously wounded soldier till he can find proper medical care.

    punch into Google search-
    HIBERNATION WITH HYDROGEN SULPHIDE GAS VADAKAYIL

    and

    FUMAROLES FOR FREE ENERGY AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE SUICIDES IN JAPAN VADAKAYIL


    one of my russian chief engineers who lived near siberia , a place infested with HUGE bears had once woken up a bear while on hibernation in a cave ( as a child ) and he told be how furious the animal was. Before they go into months of hibernation they would kill a large animal ( bury the dead animal it in the ground ) and would NOT eat it unless it became putrid , reeking of rotten eggs..

    WELL WHAT WOULD BE NO 300 RANK.

    it is about PIN WORMS on as$hole.

    Check out the comment dated 18th Dec 2013 , about surcharging the anus with oxygen 5 times a day to prevent pinworms disrupting your REM sleep. This is a 6000 year old Ayurvedic cure for pinworm which happens when you eat non-veg heavy meats and do NOT wash your as$hole after a crap.
    Punch into Google search-
    VEDIC PRACTISES IN MECCA VADAKAYIL

    If I were a white JEW, I would have been an international celebrity. but then who cares?

    I have reached a stage where ONLY I can evaluate myself--

    one of my DUTCH bosses tried to patronise me nearly 2 decades ago -- he said he has given me a good confidential service report-

    so i told him something in Hindi -- with its translation.

    VADAKAYIL KHUD QUESTION PAPER SET KARTA HAI !

    VADAKAYIL KUD EXAM LIKTHA HAI !!

    VADAKAYIL KHUD NUMBER DETA HAI !!!

    capt ajit vadakayil sets his own exam question paper, he writes the exam , and then he gives himself the marks .

    THIS IS THE MEANING OF LIBERATION.

    believe me -- that man hugged me ( NO patronising here ) and said -- he expected such an frank retort from me .

    he said- every other captain would have said thank you .

    he was told to enter into this dialogue by the single man owner of that shipping company . this was about my " CUT THE CRAP " EMAILS -- where i would point out that the EMPEROR IS NAKED .

    99% of the people will NOT even understand the wisdom and gravity of the statement above.

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  4. SHREYA (Aditi)
    May 2, 2015 at 9:16 AM
    If I had not come across your blogs before going to states I am sure this place would've turned me into a some chutney mary type with fake accent n esp into an atheist (since it is sooo cool and smart to be one here)...I recently met all my friends in states who came a yr or two before me to study and most of them have become CM and PJ's who do not have much pride in their culture and India. I believe I came across your blogs as God did not want me to go down that way...

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    May 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    hi s,

    when i was in school i would get MAHA impressed with the white man.

    names like mary, john, jack etc made me say WOW !

    today after seeing the whole planet for 4 decades--

    i smirk--

    i have pitted myself against all of them.

    today, i know what they are worth.

    digression:

    on a huge tanker owned by yanks, we had this problem of the anchor slipping on the windlass gypsy and running away free into the sea .

    NO amount of technical explanation could make my NOT SO BRIGHT white skinned yank bosses understand .

    totally at a loss - if named three links of the chain DICK , MARY AND PRICK and gave a new explanation brimming with PERVERTED sexual innuendo.

    they understood this very well-- how mary pressed her front against dick-- and how prick suddenly slipped out of mary making her run - BLAH BLAH.

    my fans in the US office told me that everybody read the message and had a huge laugh.

    especially when they compared it with my previous message in dour technical language using links A B and C for identity.

    but PRICK shoving into MARYs backside -- all understood .

    i was NOT targeted , as my LUCID explanation bore HAJAAAR fruit.

    TEE HEEE !

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  5. DURING MY 30 YEARS OF COMMAND --

    ON EVERY SINGLE SHIP , IN SAFETY MEETINGS ( i hold it on the navigating bridge in the open ocean ) I TAKE THE SOUND MEGAPHONE --BASICALLY A CONE WITH A HOLE AND ASK -

    WHAT IS THE USE OF THIS?

    EVERY SINGLE SAILOR SAID - TO SHOUT OUR ALOUD , TO AMPLIFY THE VOICE AND DIRECT IT

    THIS IS BULLSHIT

    THE HOLE HAS TO BE APPLIED TO THE EAR TO CHANNEL IN ANY SOUND DURING FOG --SO THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS COMING FROM

    WHEN TITANIC SANK IN FOG --THE STUPID BRITISH OFFICERS IN RESCUE BOATS WERE SCREAMING THEIR LUNGS OFF INTO THE MEGAPHONE "ANYBODY AROUND ?"

    AND POOR DROWNING PEOPLE STIFF WITH COLD WERE SHOUTING BACK-- "I AM HERE "

    THIS IS WHY I SAY " SOME PEOPLE CONFUSE THE MOUTH WITH ASSHOLE"

    THOUSANDS OF SAILORS DROWNED WHEN THE SHIPS SANK-- THE LIFE RAFTS DID NOT RELEASE

    IT TOOK A CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL TO SET IT RIGHT -- IT TOOK A LOT OF FIGHTING AND KICKING COLLECTIVE BALLS

    IT TOOK ME 26 YEARS !

    SENDING EMAILS AND LETTERS TO VARIOUS AUTHORITIES , US COAST GUARD, CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES, VETTING INSPECTORS, PORT STATE CONTROL , COMPANY BOSSES ETC

    EVEN MY OWN SAILORS COULD NOT UNDERSTAND --THEY COULD ONLY WHEN I EXPLAINED WITH FUCK / SHIT / FART ETC

    THIS IS HOW STUPID SAILORS ARE

    I PREVENTED MY ELDER SON FROM JOINING THE SEA

    HE WANTED TO BE CAPTAIN, LIKE HIS FATHER

    I SAID "NOTHING DOING ! YOU WILL BE BETWEEN DRIPPING CUNTS "

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/01/naive-sailor-sinking-ships-capt-ajit.html

    NOW YOU WILL GET THE DRIFT , WHY CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL WAS A LIVING LEGEND AT SEA

    WHAT ABOUT LIFE BOATS ?

    IT TOOK ME 28 YEARS OF KICKING COLLECTIVE BALLS AND TWATS

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/01/single-hook-for-enclosed-lifeboats-capt.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/07/enclosed-lifeboat-accidents-and-imo.html

    WE HAD IMO TO SAVE THE LIVES OF SAILORS --THEY WERE THE BIGGEST CUNTS

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Maritime_Organization

    capt ajit vadakayil
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