August 23, 2002
Fog this morning. I
walked up on deck this morning with the air still and sail lufting
on the yards. The periodic blast of our fog horn was the only
thing penetrating the thick gray mist.
We are now in Canadian
waters; and, a Canada Coast Guard Cutter is off to our port just
to welcome us.
Note the drawing on
the side of Eagle's 1000 hp diesel engine, "The Iron Wind".
I love the drawing and the title.
I received the grand
tour of the engine room from DCI Bill Geary - Damage Control 1st
Class. Note the ear protection. It was needed because the noise
level in the room containing the generators was unbearable without
it. We had to communicate through the phones, note the mic on
This is the man who
made "The Iron Wind" blow, MKI Terry A. Wilcot - Machinery
Technician 1st Class.
Today's exercise, man
The man is overboard.
The sails have been positioned to oppose one another to cancel
our forward momentum. Thus, we stopped our forward movement very
quickly. The lifeboat is being lowered.
Our man overboard was
And, the man overboard
was returned to the ship safely. No, no one was thrown overboard.
This was just a friendly volunteer dummy.
It should be noted
that from the time the dummy was thrown over board and the alarm
was sounded to the time the dummy was returned to the deck was
only 6.5 minutes.
Eagle had to be stopped...she
was under full sail....the lifeboat had to be lowered....body
retrieved.....and returned.....6.5 minutes.
Another beautiful day
at sea. And, another moonlit night from the bow of Eagle.
The best to you, shipmates
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