Posts Tagged ‘Commentary by Davey Jones’

December 19th, 2015 - 9:39 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones: Lawyers and Unions at Sea

For some reason the demon stopped harassing the AB, no one knows why, perhaps my cutting and welding the pipe scared it off, but more likely as the ship made Honolulu, the demon simply went on vacation in Hawaii. (that’s my theory anyway)  While in Honolulu something far worse than a demon harass[...]

December 11th, 2015 - 7:57 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones: The mutiny off Honolulu ctd

Meanwhile… At about the tail end of the oiler’s saga, an AB claimed that “someone or something” (his exact words) was entering his stateroom while he was sleeping taking his clean towels, and putting dirty towels on his clothes line. The first strange part of the AB’s story is why does he [...]

December 6th, 2015 - 9:52 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones: Mutiny off Hawaii

Now on here, first on day in Honolulu the Chief Engineer saw one of the oilers reading a newspaper on watch, so he went and told him that there was no reading on watch, the oiler then got in the C/E’s face yelling about discrimination, the first engineer went over and told the oiler to […][...]

November 15th, 2015 - 10:55 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones going south.

The Ocean is more than a bit bitchey at the moment, not that this is unusual for this time of year, storms roll out of the Arctic and roil the seas from the Aleutian  Chain to the equator, at the moment (4AM Zulu) we are rolling 20-30 degrees, hopefully the wind will shift in the […][...]

November 9th, 2015 - 10:03 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones: Gray Water

I came aboard this ship (the S.S. Lihue) back in August, after it had been laid up for a little over five years, getting the main plant up and running took some effort, but the bulk of my overtime work has been repairing and/or replacing water systems, the potable water supply lines had corroded alm[...]

November 4th, 2015 - 1:09 am § in Misc.

DAVEY JONES: A Ship Disappears

I’m guessing you’ve heard of the loss of the El Faro I’ve taken some time to collect my thoughts on the loss of the El Faro, I knew some of that crew, not well, but well enough. Any discussion of the S.S. El Faro needs to be placed in perspective, about 100 large ships sink […][...]

May 23rd, 2015 - 1:28 am § in Misc.

DAVEY JONES: A Life Boat Gets Its Motor Stolen

where we were…  We stowed survival suits and went to check the life boats, it turns out that the motor from the port boat had been stolen…This was rather strange, as a life boat motor is not something often stolen, first off they’re heavy, in the 1200LBS range, second, they are h[...]

April 27th, 2015 - 11:28 am § in Misc.

Davey Jones’ Locker: A Fire Drill Turns Real

Where we left off… Once more we get underway, this time the automation last almost half an hour, just about enough time so that we are in the major traffic lanes of the Yangtze river… Seems that since the boiler automation was designed for shoreside power plants, which have several boile[...]

April 22nd, 2015 - 1:12 am § in China, Misc.

Davey Jone’s Locker: finding a passport and going ashore in China

 As you may recall last year on Disremember 5TH I flew to Sacramento to take  this ship, the S.S. Kauai out of lay up and sail her to the yards in Nantong  China. Well late Friday night March 13TH, the Seattle Port Agent calls me and says I need to go to the clinic first […][...]

April 8th, 2015 - 6:19 pm § in Misc.

Davey Jones’ Log

I hope this letter finds you and your family well, I am fine, I should be in Shanghai for the second time sometime this night, and then early the next day we will leave for LA. We seem to be fixing all of the problems the yard caused and even getting the new automation to […][...]