JC007: Drilling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge


 JC007



Cruise diary


Day 13: Saturday 17 March
Sampling area: TOBI survey
Position at midnight: 13o25N 44o35W

Michelle writes:

Today we would like to introduce our lovely galley crew who keep us all satisfied with wonderful meals and amazing desserts (and an endless supply of ice cream - or at least that’s what I am hoping!)....

 
The galley team: left to right - Dean, Steve and Lloyd

Name: Steven Nagle
Hometown:  Southend-on-Sea
Position: Head Chef
Favourite thing about your job: Job satisfaction.
Least favourite thing about your job: Nothing.
Do you ever get seasick?  Only the once in the past 30 years.
Worst nightmare: Drowning
Three words to describe yourself:  Very-Laid-Back.
Would be reincarnated as: A panther.
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea:  Being boarded by pirates in Singapore.  They took the Ship’s safe.
Why did the chicken cross the road?  To get to the other side.
Favourite saying: “Alright, tart!” 


Name: Dean Hope.
Hometown:  Newcastle
Position: Chef’s assistant
Favourite thing about your job: Time off!
Least favourite thing about your job: Getting up early.
Do you ever get seasick?  Once.
Favourite place in the world:  The Chai Arms
Worst nightmare:  Drowning.
Funniest thing you've heard this week:  Don’t boil the kettle ‘til it’s black!
Three words to describe yourself:  Up for a laugh.  Easy to talk to.  Funny.
Would be reincarnated as: A bird.
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea:  I've only been to sea once so far, so ask again in a couple of years!
Why did the chicken cross the road?  He declines to answer, because he prefers to answer the following joke:  “Why did the pasty cross the road?”  The answer: “Because it was meat n’ potatoes!”
Favourite saying: “Another great day!”


Name: Lloyd Sutton
Hometown: Portsmouth
Position: Chef
Favourite thing about your job: Travelling the world
Least favourite thing about your job: Being away from friends and family.
Do you ever get seasick? No
Funniest thing he’s heard in the last week: “Don’t boil the kettle ‘til it’s
black!”
Favourite place: Cape Town, South Africa
Worst nightmare: The ship sinking!
Three words to describe himself: A sociable chancer.
Would be reincarnated as: A fly.
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea: Crossing the line (the
equator), because there’s always a big party.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
Favourite saying: “Another great day!”


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