Friday, April 4, 2014
A sunny day of maritime mechanics in Dover
After anchoring at Partridge Island in the early hours of the morning, the crew of the Velocity awoke to a nasty surprise as there was a few litres of fresh oil in the bilge. Disappointment as we headed for Dover wharf turned to relief as we realised what would have happened if we had continued steaming through the night. After a six hour battle in the confines of the engine room we managed to extract fix and replace the fuel pump.
Meanwhile the Diamantina departed from Hobart under very sunny sky's and light winds. We are now in convoy heading towards Whale Head for an all night steam to the far reaches of the west coast of Tasmania. Tomorrow promises to be another sunny day with light winds.