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How long do you think that picture will last without some wit adding a mustache and a goatee to it?
FSTO said:I hope those bar chairs are bolted to the deck!
As for the PM's picture, I do believe that it should not be there.
In our unit this is the order.
CDS - CWO of the CAF
followed by all the subordinates of MARPAC and NAVRES
The prime minister is not to be seen.
Chief Stoker said:I find that's its interesting that the military contingent for IAOR will be larger than I thought with around 60 for normal missions and can be upwards of 114 fully manned, with 10 personnel in shore positions. 36 civilians with 2 crews at 30 days on , 30 days off. The max crew size is 150 and if they need to bring more on say for a evacuation can ask for a waiver and have to embark additional life saving equipment. The initial contract will be for 5 years, with one year extensions after that, providing at a min 130 sea days a year.
Chris Pook said:Chief, can you clarify those numbers for me?
Are you saying 36 civilians split between two shifts (18 on, 18 off) or 72 civilians (36 on, 36 off)? I think you are saying 36 on and 36 off.
So minimal crewing could be
36 civvy and 60 CAF (RCN and other trades), for a total of 96
Nominal crewing would add 54 CAF trades to achieve a crew of
36 civvy and 114 CAF for 150
Overload possible with preparation?
Chris Pook said:Thanks to the pair of you.
Now that there has been a chance to consider both ships side by side is there an opinion on the Parliamentary Budget Officer's estimate of 2 BCAD per ship?
I am not sure that I want to blame the PBO because of their lack of expertise in the matter, which led them to seek out experts, which led them to seek out US experts familiar with operating in a US procurement environment.
I am wondering if this will have a knock on effect at SeaSpan in terms of their pricing and the number of vessels that might be procured.
In terms of the ship manoeuvering under threat:
Is there any difference in the ship in that regard or is it strictly a crew contract issue?;
What would be the effect if the crew were all RCNR?
Lumber said:Since I can't find a link to this on a website, check out the attached picture.