This is Very Reassuring

While in port, the QM2 maintenance crew is testing the tenders. I am happy to report the one directly beneath us is operating and in the water.

And came back up to its full and upright position. YAY! Before we left NYC, we did a Muster. We go to Station F. Crew seems pretty on top of how to orchestrate a trial run. Let’s hope that’s all it ever is.

4 thoughts on “This is Very Reassuring

  1. Reminds me of one of the funniest things I ever saw while I saw in the Navy. Short version of the story is that one of the dimmest boatswain’s mates I ever met fell overboard in the San Diego ship channel while we were coming back into port. Only way they could get him was to lower the Captain’s gig and pick him up. The funniest part of the story is that when he hit the water, all of the sea lions who sunbathe on the base of the buoys that mark the channel, dove in the water and attacked him! He was treading water with one hand and swinging the dogging wrench that he still had in his other at the sea lions to keep them from biting him. Tender looks a lot like the Captain’s gig.

    1. Funny. Funny. Funny. We’ve chatted a bit about what the chances are of being recovered if anyone fell overboard. We guess none. First the body would have to be spotted before the tender went out. In other words, I hold on to the railing almost all the time. 😬

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