Sunday, February 27, 2011

THE NAIVE SAILOR, SILVER FIREMANS OUTFIT -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


Read this true email carefully. One day it might save your life.


Dont expect morons sitting ashore to bail you out , when your a$$-- nay-- LIFE is on the line.



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From: XXX - Master
Date: Sun, 21 Dec XXX 07:09 +1000 Msg: A05768-66635
Subject: XXXX/ FIREMANS OUTFIT AND COMMUNICATIONS
gentlemen,

attached pl find the SMS report filed.

our ship has XXX orange coloured good lookin’ and fancy firemans outfits.  

fireman’s outfits must be SILVER in colour – period!  

orange colour high visibility does NOT work in dark smoke.

it is the silver colour which matters NOT the quality of the insulating material inside.

SILVER IS A POOR ABSORBER OF HEAT AND IT REFLECTS RADIANT HEAT AWAY . 

this is why on my ship I paint the monkey island deck silver, to keep the bridge OOW’s head cool ( AC does NOT cope up ).

when the Kuwait oir rig fires had to be put off, as per Red Adiars concept, the fire fighters used HUGE silver mirror polished shields to radiate heat away . they hid behind the radiant heat shield . they did not wear firemen’s outfits.

nowadays we see firefighters wearing fancy black suits too, made by XXX company.  i hasten to say, this is aginst the laws of physics. 

BLACK IS A GOOD ABSORBER AND A GOOD RADIATOR ( BUT A POOR REFLECTOR ).

this is why Arabs in all their cultural wisdom made their women wear black, to keep them indoors, for if they go in the sun they will roast. this is why in the tropics humans are black skinned.

this is why arab men wore white robes , to keep them outdoors in the hot sun, and if they sit inside the tent, they will roast and body heat will not be radiated away.. This is why in the artics the eskimo is white skinned and uses white clothes.--black would be more visible against white snow background any day right?

it is NOT about visibility, it is about temperature control and survival.

this is why car radiators are black and kettles are silver. 

this is why steam inlet coils must be silver and return back to condenser and hotwell black.

this is why computer laptops are black and fridges are white.

fire fighters require light and oxygen. 

if the lights and air are put off enmasse ( not SELECTIVELY by a sensible roving squad ), then the onus of putting off the fire, comes on 2 nos ill prepared, ill educated and frightened SCBA plus fireman's outfit party.

-- and if these 2 poor souls are NOT communicating with each other or with outside supervisors --the fire goes out of control.  

most of the time they just hide in a safe place and come out,  having done NOTHING!!!!

they have already wasted all their air, by putting on the mask as soon as they wore the suit, NOT at the last moment, when it was absolutely required.

signals like life line pulling once , thrice etc were made in the 19th century days of air bellow fireman's outfit with limited air hose line length-- they have to enter from a suitable external door, as some other soul is pumping the bellow with his leg.

-- and the wearer has to hold the line in one hand--sensing the pull with his 5th sense of touch.

in the 21st century, the SCBA with fireman's outfit  party enter in pairs-- through a door of their choice-- 

they must be in touch with each other and the external supervisors/ decision makers-- they exit from a door of their choice---

-- BOTH MUST HAVE A WALKIE TALKIE INSIDE THEIR FIREMANS OUTFITS WITH THE MOUTH PIECE POSITIONED MIDWAY BEWEEN THE MOUTH AND EAR-- WHEN THEY TALK THEY TWIST THEIR NECK TO ONE SIDE AND PRESS THE MIKE ON THE THROAT, TO SPEAK- - AS THEIR FACE IS COCCOONED INSIDE THE FACE MASK.   

THEY EVEN HAVE TO REPORT THEIR AIR PRESSURES IF ASKED FOR.  THEY CAN BE HEARD CLEARLY NEXT TO EXTREME MACHINERY NOISE, WHEN MIKE IS PRESSED ON THROAT.

--they use one finger to press the PTT button only when required--both hands are free--nothing is held, the hand pull the life line only to move forward .

the idea of sending 2 wearers in tandem is to help each other while escaping, and only one goes to the danger zone , the other remains in a relatively safe place -- or to help an unconscious victim out together --

--no door can be locked from outside-- all ISPS door seals if any, MUST be removed by a chosen person, as soon as he is head counted at the emg HQ muster station--

the mouth piece requires a hook on the boiler suit collar bone area , to hang!

very rarely sailors die burnt--they always get asphyxiated.

in our training video, the SCBA set is worn is a pouch INSIDE the suit. this is STUPID--- SCBA set must be worn outside the suit. The metal of the cylinder will scorch your back. Also unlike what is show in the training video, the fireman's suits is only for the periphery of the fire, you cant enter a fire!


experts with limited salt spray on their lips -- holding a mouse behind a desk in IMO , can NEVER EVER IMAGINE all these issues!--

-- so ships continue to suffer--sailors continue to lose lives--

--all for a horse shoe nail!! ( read that as a small strap equidistant between the ear and mouth on the boiler suit )

best regards
capt ajit vadakayil
master
XXX
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" spirit over mind "

CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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4 comments:

  1. 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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  2. nami
    May 1, 2016 at 9:55 PM
    Sir,
    Forest fires in Uttarakhand show no signs of abating..how do you deal with them?
    Best wishes

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    May 1, 2016 at 10:15 PM
    hi n,

    WE DO NOT HAVE FOREST FIRE FIGHTING COMPETENCE IN INDIA

    OUR FIREMEN ARE POORLY TRAINED

    FIRE TRIANGLE IS - HEAT/ FUEL/ OXYGEN

    KNOCK OFF ONE LEG AND THE FIRE IS OUT

    WHEN HUGE DRY FORESTS CATCH FIRE

    YOU CANNOT KNOCK OFF THE OXYGEN

    YOU CANNOT KNOCK OFF THE HEAT

    BUT YOU CAN KNOCK OFF THE FUEL ( TREES AND DRY SHRUBS )

    The ONLY and fastest way to fight a fire is to do a controlled burn around the perimeter of a forest fire.

    A controlled burn will allow you to cut off the fuel source of the larger fire by already burning off the dry plants, thus stopping the spread of the fire.

    NOTE: embers fly with wind -- the wind may carry smoldering embers that can move the fire and exacerbate the problem.

    AN INTELLIGENT MAN ( NOT A HALF WIT ) MUST BE IN CHARGE

    DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT MUST BE DONE AND RECORDED.

    WHO KNOWS MODI MIGHT CHADDAO ANOTHER CHADDAR AT AJMER DARGAH ..

    VOTE MAANGTHA HAI NA ?

    capt ajit vadakayil
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