Got word today that i am officially being promoted to the permanent 1st Asst Engineer here on the Discoverer India. Super excited as ive been waiting for the opportunity to sail for a good company for a long time and i happened to be in the right place at the right time for this one. heres a picture of the ship, 835 ft long, 125ft wide. 6 V14 MAN STX engines producing a total of 40 megawatts of power or 54000+ horsepower. we can drill in up to 12000 ft of water to a maximum depth of 40,000ft.
Thanks travis! should have a great schedule, ill be home for boothbay's fishermans fest in a few weeks and then home for the boothbay/rockland boat races weekend. gone most of july and then home almost all of august, so ill be at all the races i can get to!
Yup, we are DPII and diesel electric. 6 thrusters to keep us stationary. My rotation should be 3 weeks on/3 weeks off, but will change some this summer because my relief is getting married. we are about 150 south of Louisiana.
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Congratulations. Good for you to be moving up. Stay cool in that engine room this summer, I always envied the engineers when we were crossing the GOM during the summer. The heat and humidity is killer.
Thanks everyone, shawn - i was definitely in the right place at the right time, i had only done one trip on here and the other first left, i was the only guy on-board with the license so i got the job instead of them bringing someone else in.
Destiny, we are under strict orders that we cant fish until we have a chest freezer and a vacuum bagging system so we can keep and eat what we catch. there are always yellow fin jumping around the boat, such a tease.
Blitzen, haha A/C in the control room works like a champ, the rest of the engineroom is gonna be miserable. but itll make it that much nicer every 3 weeks when i get back up to maine!
Bill, we are Transocean now. they bought out global santa fe a few years ago, not sure when but its all one big happy family now
I got to survey some awesome seamounts on my last ship... Sadly we couldn't fish because many times before lines would get caught up on the Z-drive and mess up the lip seals... Sure enough went into a shipyard and had tons of wire around them from their XBT drops...
Again congrat's have fun! Just remember the next step up, the Chiefs office... I like mine, it always has A/C, quiet, 42" Sony, fridge, several places to take naps...
Congratulations to all of you guys sailing on your engineers license. It was kind of strange, I just PM'd WU Marine and asked who he sails for. My son just picked up his Second Asst and working for Bouchard. Studying his ass off for the Chief Eng license of Uninspected Vessels. Have great respect for the guys who get you where you want to go.
Miss sailing, USCG (ret) who enjoyed setting buoys in AK and having a cold one with the guys on the way to the crab grounds
He is on Linda Lee Bouchard and the schedule is OK, know he will be putting feelers out there for a job that pays second wages. I take it you are an MMA guy and what year did you graduate? Splashing Relentless on Friday, first trip scheduled for cod on Monday and weather already looks iffy. All this work, big improvements, now let me go fishing.