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    US Navy Woes

    We do a lot of system level ISSC, but would still add on another layer of duplication and cost to have the same kind of support outside of Halifax. Off the top of my head I can think of a few hundred million worth of smaller system level ISSCs contracts that all offer support in Halifax for just...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I agree with that part; we're really good at tying the white paper of the day to capabilities and laying out the funding, and think the CCG learned a lot from how we justified out NSS funding. I meant more that the RCN is not aware of the maintenance issues or the actual material state of the...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I would disagree with that; generally when we do a physical survey the actual material state is worse than the poor condition we expected it to be in. The snr mgt is usually shocked when they find out that things like no hot water, lack of heat etc are common issues. THere is also a big delta...
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    US Navy Woes

    Alongside = doing maintenance. Even outside of SWPs, unless it's a weekend you will never not have at least someone come on board for repairs. Even a lot of weekends has something ongoing. The ships are 30 years old and not well maintained. Basing them somewhere without an FMF is basically a...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Thanks! Was a bit fuzzy on the specifics after a few years. Those ground fault trips were nuts, there was an intermittent one on ATH that would randomly trip on the the mains. The IMCS tech finally managed to catch it come in and fix it, think it was on a fuel valve indicator switch or...
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    US Navy Woes

    We can't afford another FMF, and most of the ship's crews aren't Francophones anyway. Most Francos I know had fun on VdQ at some point, but didn't want to get pigeon holed there, which is what was happening when VdQ was a french unit. It was okay when they were busy, but a few of them got stuck...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    There are a series of tug boat races in various spots that get up to blistering speeds like 8, and maybe even 9 knots.... pretty funny to see, but I love to see them work and just spin around on a dime.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    It was pretty funny to be in the MCR when we were doing it on the 280s; they had these stupid little joysticks that would snap off at the drop of a hat for a manual input, so in the manual remote mode you'd have a bunch of old school stokers crowded around with one person trying to get another...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    'Full power' is a bit of a moving target and completely depends on the environmental conditions. There are a bunch of limiting conditions and sometimes you hit 'full power' well below 'top speed' (ie when it's hot outside you exhaust gas temp is a problem, and you lose efficiency because the...
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    New GG Announced

    I think this is my favourite outake from one of the CBC stories; "Quebec political journalist Michel C. Auger recalled in a Facebook post how then-premier René Lévesque, during a first ministers' conference following the repatriation of the Constitution, ceded Quebec's time to leaders from...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Experience maybe, given that they are icebreaking? Not sure if the trend of them doing ride alongs with CCG will continue, but with the prep it's really just a time thing and where the people on the CO list sit for promotion. The ship is also operating with a helo onboard and doing some other...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    lol, I flashed back to tasting that protein fart fog while writing that comment. Can confirm it's as gross as it sounds.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Repairing hull welds can be fun; there is always at least some x ray inspections on top of the normal non destructive testing. Usually there are enough bits that need replaced that it's not necessary, but not uncommon for the shipyard to cut access holes in the hull to make the tank repainting...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I've got to say that's completely reasonable. Especially when a lot of people get on a heavy lifting kick and are really hitting the gym and loading up on protein powders, the guy's messes could get pretty eye watering (with a weirdly moist miasma). The mess decks are basically a semi-ventilated...
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    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    I could be totally wrong, don't see it in the existing coverage. (edit to add; the admission that it was an accidental switch of batches) For admitted serial rapist Bill Cosby, agree that it was an abuse of process and that it was probably the right thing to do, but after there were over 60...
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