One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One ordinary day of an engineer on the fishing trawler in the Barents Sea.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

Alarm clock rings at 7:10.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

Most members of the crew work on a rotating schedule. (Eight hours of work, 8 hours of rest). No days off, no holidays.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

08.00 Breakfast in the chief cabin.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

Workplace of the engineer – radio cabin.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

09.00 Visiting the navigation bridge. From here the ship is controlled. This place has various fish-finding and navigation equipment, mostly digital one.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

The main task of the engineer is to repair and adjust computers and other equipment (even DVD players, telephones, laptops). Radio connection is actually performed without him.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

10.00 Faultless operation of electronics is a guarantee of a specialist’s deep sleep. And faultless operation of electronics is provided by regular inspections.

Meanwhile the crew is working on the deck.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

10.10 Going back through the fish processing shop. It works nonstop 24/7. The full cycle includes fish sorting, cutting (for some species), freezing and packing.

Sometimes they get rare delicacy fish which is prohibited for sale, but not prohibited to be eaten on the ship.. And they eat it, of course. As much as they want.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

10.15 Next to the fish processing shop is a machine shop, it’s necessary because there is an abundance of various mechanisms on the ship and they need to be maintained and repaired. Some details are made in the open sea. Three specialists work in the shop: locksmith, turner and welder.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

The order of our engineer is also ready – probes for the tester. The quality is rather good.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

10.30 Coffee time.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

11.00 Daily paperwork. They need to send information to the shore about the amount of the caught fish.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

12.00 Some rest after lunch. The engineer have time to watch a movie or lie on a sofa. The cabin looks rather Soviet, by the way.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

1.30 Telephone call always means that something has broken. This time it’s the sonde that lost a signal. This device is very important, it sends information about the state of the trawl to the navigation bridge.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

2.00 The reason of the malfunction – wear of the cable.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

2.30 The job is done. But the engineer has another task – voice communication with the machine shop is missing. He needs to visit the mechanics. They determine the reason of the failure – torn safety fuse.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

Machine shop.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

It’s noisy and hot in here.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

3.00 The overall needs to be washed now. Luckily they have a laundry aboard.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

3.30 Afternoon snack.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

4.00 Some time for the hobby. Everyone needs a hobby in the open sea! Our engineer likes soldering. And he likes music and good sound. In the shop he assembles tube amplifiers.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

7.00 Another creation – “Made in the Nordic Sea!” Perfect lamp sound.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

7.30 Dinner at last.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

Those who have their days of rest.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

9.30 Evening report is an important operation. Collegues from different ships meet on the air and share news.

One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea

10.00 Time for a good movie before sleep.

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1 thought on “One Day Of an Engineer In the Open Sea”

  1. in the shack (one befor the last photo) of the radio-officer you can see an rft-ekd300 radio station – working – 14Mhz, 30 years old and good working. the another is from siemens

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