Friday, October 16th, 2015
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Clear sky, cool, H 14c L7c, barometer 1009.
Today was filled with an assortment of tasks that were malleable enough to work around when the food truck arrived, and taking a midday break instead of one after dinner as the crew was scheduled to attend a 18:30 fire fighting training session. The local fire department set up three stations: how to put out a fire with an extinguisher; how to don fire fighting gear and safely maneuver through a dark, smoke filled room; and basic medical knowledge about what problem to deal with first and a lesson on using a backboard correctly. This hands-on experience adds one more layer of understanding to an increasingly confident crew. Thank you to everyone at the Lunenburg Fire Department for taking the time to educate us regarding the importance of knowing what to do during an emergency. Also for letting us stay a little longer and actually use a fire hose!
Ship’s Work: Dry food delivery and storage in hold; set up and tune headrig; bent on fores’l; Lunenburg divers begin to scrape hull. Training: all hands attended fire fighting training at local department. Engine room: Pump out ER bilge (1500 gal); ran port generator; started and ran main engine for 1hr at 250rpm.