Name: Phil Parker
Hometown: Barry, South Wales
Position: Electrical Technical Officer (ETO)
Favorite thing about his job: The challenge
Least favorite thing about his job: Having to go to sea to do it!
Does he ever get seasick? Never
Favorite place in the world: Seychelles
Worst nightmare: Having to man the lifeboats.
Funniest thing he’s heard in the past week: A golf joke.
Three words to describe himself: Aged, tired, and thoughtful
Would be reincarnated as: Nothing! He doesn’t believe in reincarnation.
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea: Steaming along full ahead in the Weddell Sea, and ending up 100 miles behind where they started (because the wind was blowing so hard).
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get his flu medicine.
Favorite saying: “What can I say?”