In from sea

Well as some of you may have guessed the reason for my week of silence was because I was offshore. We spent most of the week on standby, drifting around with the DP on auto head and our bow drop down and tunnel thruster not in use. Once or twice a day we would run into the rig, do a couple lifts, and shortly go back out to standing by. The weather was pretty awesome for most of the week as well, clear skies and warm temperatures, however over Thursday and Friday the steady northeast breeze had kicked up a decent chop.
While I haven’t been getting as much time on DP due to our newer standby policy, I have been getting more set ups. So it has been a fairly even trade in the sense of time vs. learning experience’s. Especially when it is starting to get rough out, aka harder to set up on DP with out ending up half a mile from the rig.
Last night the other watch off loaded our deck cargo and we’ve spent out watch putting on fuel (around 66,000 gals.). Now the captain on my watch and I are putting some football Sunday appropriate lunch together. Wings, Chili Dogs, Pizza, sadly no booze, such is life!

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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