The Engine Room…not your average basement

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Paige Jehnke is a student at NMC’s Great Lakes Maritime Academy. She is completing a sea project for the fall semester of her junior year in the engine room of the M/V Taku, a ferry which travels the Alaska Marine Highway. Paige is blogging about her adventures and has graciously allowed us to share her updates.

The third, the oiler, and I changed an oil jumper on the starboard main engine for one of the heads. The jumper was slowly leaking, about 15 drips/minute. There was much confusion with where to find the jumper pipe. What storage area is it in? What bin is it in? Why is it not in the inventory system? After that was sorted, the jumper was easily replaced, but kept leaking. It was the darn banjo fitting! Golly.

The Chief engineer let me keep the fitting as a souvenir.










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