Nautische Position: 18°20,1N 046°24,2 W
Etmal: 134 NM (5016 NM insgesamt)
For this daily report I interviewed John, our lovely Engineer.
Since when are you working as an Engineer? I started my training when I was 19 years old, so it´s nearly 11 years now.
Since when do you work on the Pelican?
I started here in September, so three months now.
Do you enjoy working here?
Yes, I am my own boss here and whenever I feel a little bit down, I see a young happily smiling face and my mood rises directly.
Where did you work before?
I worked on a small ferry in front of Ireland and I worked offshore on bigger ships in the North Sea.
Is this your first time on a Tall Ship?
Yes, I never worked on a sailing ship before.
Do you prefer working on here or a bigger engine running ship?
So far this is better. It´s a bit more chilled and you have more diversity on here.
What do you do the whole day here?
I keep the generator running, try to repair the air conditioning, tell people to unblock toilets, drink tea and smoke.
Do you think that you have a busy job?
It depends, sometimes you work day and night for three days and sometimes I don´t have to do anything a whole day.
Do you think you will continue working here?
Yes, until it get´s boring.