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Wednesday 28 January 2009

Practical agony Aunt

Just a little thought.........

As you may, or may not have noticed, my profile gives my profession as a Marine Engineer.

If you consider that running a ship is like driving a small town at 25 MPH through the water 24 hours a day,I may be of help to anyone that needs some advice.

Skills needed:

Diesel Engineering knowledge: Must keep the ship moving and generate Elecricity.

Plumbing: Who do think fixes the washbasin etc?

Sewage disposal: Someone has to keep the toilet system going. otherwise we are up to our necks in it.

Electrics: Modern ships require a comprehensive knowledge of all things electrical. Can't have the cookers breakdown.

Workshop skills: Need these to build a barbecue when the cookers have broken down.

Air conditioning: Really important skills when in the Red sea or in the arctic. Phew it's hot, or I'm bloody freezing.

Refrigeration knowledge: Wouldn't want the steak to defrost would we?

Firefighting: Have you ever seen an amphibious fire engine with a 2000 mile range. Nor me. Believe me this skill is rather important.

Bar management: Believed by most seafarers to be the most important. Treasurer is best. it gives you the chance to practice Boom and bust. Mind you, Mess President gives you the chance to play at being PM.

Any way, to cut a long story short, anyone requiring need of advice in any of these skills, just post here.

If I can't help you, I can always run off and start another blog under an assumed name.