2018 Fit Out

Hello again. I hope everyone is enjoying the winter layup break. I want to thank everyone for a very good season last year, despite the Sykes shutting down so early. The Block people did an exceptional job handling slag cargoes in very challenging weather. The Sykes people had a lot to deal with last season and I am pretty sure you are all really excited to get back to work.

Because we can’t load at Escanaba this spring, we are timing the Spring Meeting and Fit Out of the Block with the opening of the Soo Locks.  For the first time I can remember, the meetings won’t be on the weekend.

The Spring Meeting will be from Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st in Sturgeon at the Leatham Smith Lodge. Fit out on the Block will begin on the 22nd, so we will move the Block people to the boat after the meetings & dinner that day.

Here is my working draft agenda. Times and speakers will be adjusted. All training will commence at the Lodge. Please see the type of meeting to see if you need to attend.

Block Engine & Galley employees will stay on the boats. Block Deck, all Sykes, and extra employees will stay at the Lodge.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

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2018 Spring Meeting

March 18 – 1800 Captains & Chiefs

March 19 – 0800 at the Lodge
* Breakfast
* Officers ICS
* Block Deck unlicensed physicals
* Unlicensed training with SBFD

March 20 – 0800 at the Lodge
* Breakfast
* Sea K’s
* Rescue Boat training (half class, half day)
* Fall Protection training (half class, half day)

March 21 – 0800 at the Lodge
* Breakfast
* LCA VGP
* Network
* Security
* Harassment
* Arcelor Mittal
* CML

2018 Fit Out

Here is our fit out plan.  If you need to ride the bus, please contact Lori.

March 11 – Indiana Harbor & Escanaba bus (if needed)
March 12 – BLOCK Engine & Galley report to work & physical exams
March 13 – BLOCK Engine & Galley physical exams
March 18 – Indiana Harbor & Escanaba bus (if needed)
March 19 – Spring Meeting / BLOCK Deck UL employee physicals
March 20 – Spring Meeting
March 21 – Spring Meeting / BLOCK Deck moves to boat
March 22 – BLOCK Inspection / Return buses if needed
March 23 – BLOCK Inspection & sail
April 25– SYKES Inspection (TBD)

 

BLOCK Position Assignments

Captain            Raymond
1st Mate           Thomas
2nd Mate         John
3rd Mate          Jonathan
Chief Eng        Basil
1st Eng            Joyce
2nd Eng           Daniel
3rd Eng           Nicholas
Steward           Darrell
Stwd. Asst.      George
Abmm             Guy
Mates Asst.      Allan
Mates Asst.      Jason
Mates Asst.      Roger
Utility              Carlos
Utility              William
Utility              Kyle
Utility              Michael
QMED            Larry
QMED            Michael
QMED            Glenn
Conveyorman  Shawn

SYKES Position Assignments

Captain            Eric
1st Mate           John
2nd Mate         James
3rd Mate          Joseph
Chief Eng        Roger
1st Eng            Aaron
2nd Eng           Scott
3rd Eng           Gregory
Steward           Christopher
Stwd. Asst.      Raymond
Abmm             Ronald
Mates Asst.      Brant
Mates Asst.      Jeffrey
Mates Asst.      Terry
Utility              Eugene
Utility              Fred
Utility              Bryan
Utility              Jeffrey
QMED            Danny
QMED            David
QMED            Ronald
Conveyorman  Scott

BLOCK Position Assignments

Captain            Raymond
1st Mate           Thomas
2nd Mate         John
3rd Mate          Jonathan
Chief Eng        Basil
1st Eng            Joyce
2nd Eng           Daniel
3rd Eng           Nicholas
Steward           Darrell
Stwd. Asst.      George
Abmm             Guy
Mates Asst.      Allan
Mates Asst.      Jason
Mates Asst.      Roger
Utility              Carlos
Utility              William
Utility              Kyle
Utility              Michael
QMED            Larry
QMED            Michael
QMED            Glenn
Conveyorman  Shawn

SYKES Position Assignments

Captain            Eric
1st Mate           John
2nd Mate         James
3rd Mate          Joseph
Chief Eng        Roger
1st Eng            Aaron
2nd Eng           Scott
3rd Eng           Gregory
Steward           Christopher
Stwd. Asst.      Raymond
Abmm             Ronald
Mates Asst.      Brant
Mates Asst.      Jeffrey
Mates Asst.      Terry
Utility              Eugene
Utility              Fred
Utility              Bryan
Utility              Jeffrey
QMED            Danny
QMED            David
QMED            Ronald
Conveyorman  Scott