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Day’s Run – 25 July 2019

Position: Alongside Leicht Park, Green Bay

Ship’s work Wednesday:

Paintings lots of bits & pieces

Clean quarter deck

Set up ship for public boarding

Ship’s work Thursday:

Penetrol quarter deck

Sanding & painting

Hoist ANN onto dock

Thorough clean of ship after yesterday’s dust storm

USCG inspection. Another lot of very impressed inspectors.

Training:

Up and overs with new hands

All drills and emergency stations

Weather Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot with a gentle to moderate southerly breeze

Captain’s Comments: Around 2000 Wednesday a front with 40-kt winds from the North hit with no warning and turned the area into a dust bowl with very restricted visibility. Dust came from adjacent gravel area and bulk facilities. We were tied up well, so no worries.

A sizeable floating dock broke loose upstream and came hurtling down the river at 6 knots (the water was pushed upstream by the strong northerlies and rushed out after the winds came back into the south). Quite a spectacle. The Coast Guard had their hands full corralling the tearaway.

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