Location: N 48 52.3 W 063 27.2 Course: 166 Speed 13.7 kt
Weather: Cloudy, Wind ENE 10 kt. Seas: Small Sea Swell.
We passed through the Cabot Straight and are in the more sheltered waters off the Gapse Peninsula where we were greeted by a reduced wind and sea swell but also a reduction in visibility. Fog has come and gone all day so that the slight increase in temperature has been offset by a constant dampness on deck. In the evening we anchored about 12 miles off of Miscue Island after an eventful approach through a Canadian fishing fleet.
Our engineers have been actively managing our fresh water production since the normal reverse osmosis system is operating at half capacity. This exercise requires them to plan for fresh water production using our more traditional evaporator system while balancing the need for steam to heat the heavy fuel oil prior to its use in the main engine.
If you have been paying attention, you will notice that we have combined two previous TSSOM interesting facts into one more complex issue for the students to manage.
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Another section of the deck is almost complete.