This entry was submitted by Maasdam 2nd Engineer Harm-Jan Bruil.
Maasdam’s engine department recently had an interesting and busy drydock in Freeport, Bahamas. A lot of work was done. After the 12-to-4 shift we enjoyed the sunset while picking up the passengers who went on the island tour of St. Lucia. The tour starts in Castries and is picked up by the ship’s tenders on the other side of the island in Soufriere.
* We had never heard of Wouter Levij’s position of marof-A, so we wrote to the ship to ask about it. Second Engineer Tony informed us that it refers to a Dutch marine officer who has undergone dual cadetship training and has watch qualifications for the both the bridge and engine room. Impressive!