JC007: Drilling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge


 JC007



Cruise diary


Day 29: Tuesday 3 April 2007
Sampling area: Dredging

Sorry - the team are flat out with their sampling programme nad haven't had time to report on their activities today. However, check out the profiles of Greg Lewis, the ship's Chief Petty Officer, and Deck Engineer Pete Allery below...

Name: Greg Lewis
Hometown:  Thailand (but born in Germany)
Position: Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Deck – Bosun
Favorite thing about his job: Getting off the ship.
Least favorite thing about his job: Having to come to work.
Does he ever get seasick?  I have been, but now I’m just sick of the sea!
Funniest thing he’s heard in the last week:  Perry saying “I haven’t been skiving, I’ve just been, uh—uh—uh—“
Favorite place:  Thailand
Worst nightmare: Having to stay on the ship longer.
Three words to describe himself:  Germanic Celtic Thai
Would be reincarnated as: Bill Gates
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea:  Seeing all kinds of sea life off the West coast of South America—manta rays, flying fish, swordfish, turtles… It was a feeding frenzy.
Why did the chicken cross the road?  To see if the egg got there first.
Favorite saying: Nearly there.

Name: Pete Allery
Hometown:  Brixham, South Devon
Position: Deck Engineer
Favorite thing about his job: Travelling, and all the leave.
Least favorite thing about his job: Being away from home.
Does he ever get seasick?  No, never.
Funniest thing he’s heard in the last week:  Kay’s jokes
Favorite place:  Caribbean
Worst nightmare: The winch room!
Three words to describe himself:  Easy-going (sometimes)
Would be reincarnated as: Nothing!  I don’t want to be reincarnated.
Scariest thing that ever happened at sea:  On a tugboat in the North Sea, we were towing a dredger that capsized.  It could have dragged our ship down with it.
Why did the chicken cross the road?  Well, I know why the hedgehog crossed the road—to see his flat mate!
Favorite saying: We’ll do it tomorrow, Martin.


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