Location: N 21 15.2 W 075 47.4 Course: 112 Speed 14.3 kt
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Wind ESE 10 kt. Seas: Moderate Easterly Swell.
The Deck students of Delta Company have started ramping up for their port arrival brief. Long nights after their formal training has concluded, they are pouring over the charts and publications. Their task is to put together all of the information that the watch team will need at their fingertips as we approach and dock the ship. Cloudy mornings have hampered the students trying to complete their morning celestial navigation fixes but they keep trying.
The engineers are making good progress on running the 220v power cable to the newly fixed saw that you read about last week and have taken on the new project of preparing a mounting surface for our new plastics processing machine. Once operational, this piece of equipment will allow us to melt plastics down into solid pucks that will greatly reduce our garbage volume between ports.
I have gotten behind on the interesting facts about the TSSOM. Therefore we will include two in today’s blog. From 2/C Brad Roy : The TSSOM can hold a total of 956922.9 gallons of fuel. We carry a combination of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM). If you were to fill up your car with this amount of fuel it would cost approximately $3,339,661 and would take the average car 23,923,073 miles.
From 2/C Keenan Eaton : The TSSOM has an auxiliary propulsion electric motor that is rated at 2010 horsepower, runs at 597 RPM and uses 1,579 amps at 690 volts AC. At full load, the motor can develop 17,965 ft-lbs of torque.
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Preparing Stern and Spring lines for Tampa.
Taking a break.
Pairing a valve stem and handle.