Sunday, February 27, 2011

THE NAIVE SAILOR , LOCKING IG TANK ENTRY VALVES -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


When i was a young Chief officer , I was on a ship with boiler flue INERT GAS , in 1980. In those days, none of the tankers had inert gas.

You may be surprised to know, that my first VLCC with IG was in 1976. My friends visited the ship from other tankers and were very surprised to see a funny looking thing on deck called deck seal and IG plant room.

As late as 1975, My ship a OBO used to load at Kharg Island ( Iran ) and Rastanura ( Saudi Arabia ) with a tape with wooden bob for ullaging. Topping up used to be with a T stick. Walkie talkies were NOT intrinsically safe. There were NO oxygen analysers and explosimeters.


So, the IG tank entry valves used to be Key Stone valves, which was basically a butterfly valve, operated by a lever, using a smooth 90 degree turn. There was NO spring loaded locking in click groove. This means that if the valve flap came under IG pressure, it would open by itself.



In 1983, as a young Master, I wrote to certain important organisations, that the IG tank entry valves , must have a SPRING LOADED LOCKING ARRANGEMENT both in fully open and fully shut position, to avoid accidental opening by gas pressure.

And I recommended that the swing type Key Stone valves must be replaced by a screw type butterfly valve, which can never be opened by gas pressure on the valve flap.

Till then we had a locking arrangement retro installed  , which could only be opened by a T shaped key, basically a spanner with socket,  which we hung on the CCR bulkhead - tagged as the IG tank valve key.


The STUPID powers that be in IMO and OCIMF had taken this on the literal meaning.

This means, if a form had to be filled in CAPITAL letters or upper case letters, these cunts would take a flight to the CAPITAL city of their country, to fill it up.

Now , let me jump fast forward to 2007.

--after delivery of a brand new chemical tankers, built to Euro standards , with epoxy and zinc tanks, also designed for Crude oil and COW, we had to do 3 oil major vetting inspections. My European Chief officer was an Annex 1 man ,and it was his first Annex 2 ship. On his own he got 24 numbers padlocks fitted on all IG tank entry butterfly valve wheels with steel link chains. The 24 keys were kept in CCR.

When i say 24 nos strange keys hanging on the CCR bulkhead , I asked him " why have you LOCKED all IG valves with padlock and key?  It is dangerous to do that "

He said " For the Oil Major Vetting , we require this or it will become a deficiency!"

I said " But we already have a locking arrangement with a orifice and a spring loaded pin, in addition to these valves being rotary NOT swing , why do we need to lock it ? Remove it!"

So my Chief officer removed all the padlocks-- all the time telling me ( he told me 4 times ) that it would be a deficiency, and that he has previous experience .

So , within a week I had an experienced and aged  European nationality Vetting inspector for the No 1 Oil major of this planet , on board for the Vetting inspection.

To my surprise, he put down a deficiency ( there were only 3 total )-- IG TANK ENTRY INLET VALVES ARE NOT LOCKED , TO PREVENT UNAUTHORISED OPENING, --VIDE RULE SECTION NUMBER BLAH BLAH.

My red faced Chief officer smiled at me , in vindication-- as a sort of silent " I told you so!".

I felt like a piece of s#it !!

There was NO way I could convince the STUPID vetting inspector, that locking with padlock and key is dangerous during cargo work at a Annex 1 or Annex 2 Terminal, in dim light at night or rain or snow .

There was NO way i could convince this A$$HOLE, that the IG inlet gas butterfly valves are worm spindle rotary valves, exactly like the liquid ones at the manifold.

There was NO way I could convince this IDIOT that the manifold liquid valves are subject to liquid hammer at 1000 times more pressure , than on a gas IG line , even then it is NOT required to lock these manifold valves.

There was NO way I could convince this MORON , that during cargo work on a tanker at an oil terminal there are NO unauthorised people like ship chandler or telephone card lady or barber , who will merrily go around opening valves , far away and below the catwalk like swinging monkeys.

There was NO way i could convince this NOT TOO BRIGHT inspector, that locking is NOT to prevent  deliberate sabotage.


There was NO way i could convince him that Annex 2 men do NOT make tank entry for squeegeing or repairs , unless the IG pipeline spool is removed and blanked with 2 blanks --we do NOT trust valves or 2 valves or 3 valves in line, with Nitrogen plant.( as per enclosed spaced entry checklist )

Why should a saboteur deliberately turn only gas valves and give liquid valves step motherly treatment .

Cant a OOW turn a wrong liquid tank valve in CCR by inadvertent mistake?

I am NOT gonna say, how we got rid of this observation-- or if we got rid of this observation at all.

We deserve these oil major Vetting inspectors , who think that they are gold medallists in a technical cum IQ exam, in which we sailors all got zero marks - and were banished to sea enmasse as a divine retribution !!


-- right?

spread this around--


CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL ( 28 YEARS IN COMMAND )


9 comments:

  1. Egoists are everywhere, even in classification society's who are table+chair ridden with near forgotten sea life experiences. I have similar stories...

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  2. Nice start guys...I went through the website and I found that you made decent point here. Keep up the topic that everyone can choose one of the best. Thanks.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. nobeatingroundthebushApril 2, 2016 at 1:08 PM
    Captain...

    Some years back an SCI ship sank off the coast of Europe while it was carrying steel plates....I am not sure which port it had sailed off from ...maybe some Italian port...

    The captain (I remember he was from Mumbai) of this ship had reported before sailing off that the ship needed urgent repairs....but he was not allowed to have his way and he was told to get it done later....

    We lost the ship and the entire crew...mid sea......

    U must be aware about this dastardly mishandling of affairs by these pen pushing SCI shore guys......U would have been sailing during that period....

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    Capt. Ajit VadakayilApril 2, 2016 at 3:12 PM
    hi n,

    IN 1983 I HAD A SHOW DOWN WITH SCI SHORE BOSSES , TRYING TO PUT MY SHIP WITH 88000 TONNES OF CRUDE OIL TO SEA WITHOUT PROPER REPAIRS.

    I HAVE A TOP SHORE TECH BOSS ON BOARD.

    WHEN PUSH CAME TO SHOVE--

    I GAVE THIS BOSS MAN ( A PUNJABI EX-ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER FROM THE INDIAN NAVY ) SIXTY SECONDS TO GET OFF MY SHIP-- FAILING WHICH I WOULD THROWN HIM FROM THE SHIP TO THE BOAT DOWN BELOW-- HE WOULD BREAK HIS BONES

    HE RAN FOR HIS LIFE

    LATER I HAD TO ATTEND AN OFFICIAL DISCIPLINARY INQUIRY FOR TWO WEEKS -RATHER I ASKED FOR IT.

    I WON --TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT

    CAPTAIN MUST HAVE BALLS--IT IS NOT FOR HIMSELF-- IT IF FOR HIS CREW.

    SCI WILL GET INSURANCE

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  6. Kaushik Sharma
    April 4, 2016 at 3:08 PM
    Ajitji, what is all this Panama Papers about? http://geopolitics.co/2016/04/04/massive-disclosures-panama-papers-cia-haitian-eugenics-imf-greek-credit-event/

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-03/unprecedented-leak-exposes-criminal-financial-dealings-some-worlds-wealthiest-people

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    April 4, 2016 at 5:53 PM
    hi ks,

    Mossack Fonseca & Co. is a law firm and corporate service provider based in Panama with more than 40 offices worldwide

    I HAVE COMMANDED SEVERAL PANAMA REGISTERED AND FLAGGED CHEMICAL TANKERS.

    FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE WAS ONE OF THE BUSINESS INTERESTS OF THIS PANAMANIAN FIRM MOSSACK FONSECA.

    Flag of convenience is the business practice of registering a merchant ship in a sovereign state different from that of the ship's owners, and flying that state's civil ensign on the ship.

    This means , if a Japanese owner , owns a hundred ships, each with will flagged under Panama flag , registered in Panama , but having 100 different owner SHELL COMPANY names

    The whole idea , was to escape taxes, escape liability , to cut corners for saving money every which way, give low wages to crew and escape liability in case a ship sinks .

    A ship's BENEFICIAL owner is legally and financially responsible for the ship and its activities. Such a beneficial owner has only A FAX NUMBER.

    The foreign Jap owner with HUNDRED DIFFERENT FAX NUMBERS ( will not work ) pay no income taxes.

    The flag-state employing the highest number of EXTREMELY LOW PAID expatriate-Filipino seafarers were Panama.

    I once refused to take command of a ship where my FILIPINO THIRD OFFICER was getting 40% the salary of an Indian cook.

    This ship was managed by a RAJASTANI MARWARI JEW based in Hongkong , whom all in Indian knows— R A J V xxx H I.

    He would give a break to Filipino seamen to become third mates ( Ratings promoted to Officers ) .

    The ship captain suffers as he has to make up for this incompetent third mate who knows SHIT. It put life and ship in extreme danger .

    Panama, a small nation of just three million, has the largest shipping fleet in the world, by far.

    About 8,700 ships fly the Panamanian flag. Open registries, sometimes referred to pejoratively as flags of convenience, have been contentious from the start.

    International legal requirements insist that countries operating open registries inspect vessels, comply with international regulations and investigate accidents and corruption.

    Panama cuts corners in all these tasks, putting THIRD WORLD maritime workers at risk. Accidents involving Panamanian-registered ships are high.

    Even IMO condoned it— as the BILDERBERG CLUB is involved..

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      The ITF has led a campaign against flags of convenience, but it was all a show, as ITF inspectors were mainly Jews.

      In 2000, ITF general secretary David Cockroft was able to buy a Panamanian first officer's certificate for $4,000 to navigate a ship - even though he had no maritime skills or experience.

      PANAMA CERTIFICATION WAS ALL ABOUT PAYING MONEY.

      LATER ON EVEN INDIAN MANAGEMENT COMPANIES USED FORGERS IN MUMBAI TO CREATE THESE CERTIFICATES AND POCKETED THE MONEY.

      Roberto Linares, the head of the Panama Maritime Authority, resigned after it was discovered that THIRD WORLD CREW AND OFFICERS were being certified without the proper qualifications

      IF I WANT I HAVE ENOUGH MASALA TO SEND SEVERAL IMPORTANT AND RICH INDIAN SHIPMANAGEMENT COMPANY OWNERS INTO TIHAR JAIL -- ON A ONE AWAY TICKET.

      I EVEN KNOW THEIR MONEY STASHED AWAY IN TAX HAVENS — I KNOW THE CREW MONTHLY ALLOTMENT ROUTE ( IT IS EASY TO ARMTWIST OR CHARM SHIPPING COMPANY ACCOUNANTS ) .

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      R cannot be far behind when a GERMAN JEW JURGEN MOSSACK is involved , right?

      Founded in Panama in 1977 by German JEW Jurgen Mossack and a Panamanian CRYPTO JEW named Ramón Fonseca, a vice president of the country's current ruling party, it later added a third director, Swiss lawyer JEW Christoph Zollinger.

      Since the 70s the law firm has expanded operations and now works with affiliated offices in 44 countries, including the Bahamas, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Brazil, Jersey, Luxembourg, the British Virgin Islands, and the US, specifically the states of Wyoming, Florida, and Nevada.

      MOSSACK FONSECA company has been alleged to help foreign citizens circumvent their local tax laws-- and of being involved in money laundering and tax evasion schemes in connection with Commerzbank.

      MAJJA HAI-

      KISSI KOH KICH NAHI PATHA --

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  7. KERALA PARAVUR TEMPLE DEATHS:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Massive-fire-at-Paravur-Puttingal-temple-in-Kerala/liveblog/51761690.cms

    WHAT HAPPENED IS NOT A FIRE- BUT AN EXPLOSION --SABOTAGE

    NOT ONE SINGLE MAIN STREAM MEDIA HAS TOLD THE WORD "EXPLOSION" IR "SABTOAGE"

    ALL ARE BLAMING THE TEMPLE -- WITH THE GOAL OF SHUTTING DOWN TEMPLE FIREWORKS.

    UNCONTROLLED COMBUSTION IS EXPLOSION . .

    OUR SHIP'S ENGINE IS ONE LAKH TIMES THE SIZE AND POWER OF A CAR.

    INSIDE THE 2 STROKE MAIN ENGINE CYLINDER WE HAVE "CONTROLLED COMBUSTION"

    IF IT TURN TO "UNCONTROLLED EXPLOSION" THE CYLINDER HEAD WILL CRACK.

    ONE ONE HUGE TANKER , WE HAD 4 CRACKED CYLINDER HEADS FOR LANDING ASHORE.

    IN THE PAST ONE YEARS ON A 6 CYLINDER ENGINE, MORE THAN 20 CYLINDER HEADS HAD CRACKED.

    I WENT TO THE ENGINE ROOM EVEN BEFORE TAKEOVER -- AND TALKED TO THE EUROPEAN CHIEF ENGINEER.

    HE WAS INCOMPETENT-- AND HE HAD NOT TAKEN THE DRAW DIAGRAM OF THE MAIN ENGINES FOR THE PAST 5 MONTHS - THE MACHINE WAS THERE IN THE ECR, IN PRISTINE CONDITION.

    MY FIRST MESSAGE TO MY COMPANY WAS --I WANT NEW CHIEF ENGINEER IN THE NEXT PORT

    THE RESULTS ARE IN THE LINK BELOW-- I PROVED UNCONTROLLED EXPLOSION WAS TAKING PLACE .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/07/draw-diagram-marine-two-stroke-main.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/12/marine-engineering-self-examiner-ships.html

    this is why all over the planet-- the examiners dip into my blogpost.

    so many indian engineers and even examiners have thanked me.

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/07/flammability-composition-diagram.html

    WHAT HAPPENED AT PARAVUR TEMPLE WAS DELIBERATE SABOTAGE .

    CHECK OUT THE SHATTERED TILES OF NEARBY HOUSES -- THIS CANNOT HAPPEN WITH MERE FIREWORKS.

    WE DEMAND THAT MODI GOVT DOES PROPER INQUIRY AND PUNISH THE MEDIA FOR DOING ANTI-HINDU PROPAGANDA . ..

    WE WANT BETTER TALENT IN MEDIA-- SPEAKING STYLISH ENGLISH IS NOT A QUALIFICATION. NO WONDER THE BENAMI MEDIA IS FULL OF WANNABE GORAGAANDS . .

    PUT THIS COMMENT IN MODIs, PMOs, RAJNATH SINGHs, PARRIKKARs WEBSITES

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  8. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1-80-lakh-ATMs-recallibrated-to-dispense-Rs-500-2000-notes/articleshow/55728048.cms

    I ONCE TOOK DELIVERY OF A HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED CHEMICAL TANKER

    WE DISCHARGED HIGH MELTING POINT VEG OIL ( IN A FREEZING PLACE ) AND WHEN MY CREW WENT DOWN TO SQUEEGEE , THE PUMPS WOULD NOT WORK

    THERE WAS AN INTERLOCK BETWEEN TANK AIR PRESSURE AND THE FRAMO PUMP

    ALL SHAT AS THE OIL WOULD FREEZE IN COLD WEATHER ONCE THE LEVEL WAS BELOW THE HEATING COILS

    THERE WAS LOUD BANGING ON MY DOOR --I WAS ASLEEP

    I USED JUMPED WIRE TECHNOLOGY AND BYPASSED THE INTERLOCK

    NOW THE PUMPS WOULD RUN EVEN IF THE TANK INTERIOR WAS AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, WITH TANK ENTRY DOME OPEN AND CREW INSIDE

    AT SEA, THE PEOPLE WHO WIELDED POWER WERE CUNTS

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/02/naive-sailor-locking-ig-tank-entry.html


    I WAS REDUCED TO RESORTING JUMPER WIRE TECHNOLOGY TO BYPASS THESE CUNTS --CHOOTS--IGNORANT BASTARDS !

    INTERLOCKS ARE PROVIDED FOR SAFETY AND MUST NEVER BE BYPASSED.

    BUT THEN WHEN YOU HAVE CUNTS LAYING THE RULES--WHAT DO YOU DO-- YOU NEED TO RUN THE SHIP TOO, RIGHT?

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