Our 6th week was pretty lowkey. Let’s check in at work:
Addie ’21 and Audra ’20 – BLOM Maritime
This week there were several different projects going on. Everyday I (Audra) had to jump between different projects to complete drawings so that they could be submitted to the clients. It was nice to be able to see how the work I was doing was getting used in the projects. Addie has continued once again with the same project of designing a small ship.
Chris ’20 and Mary ’20 – Carnival Cruise Lines
This week we visited Carnival Sunrise to tour a Sunshine Class vessel (see us on board with Master Waterslide Guru, Hampton Dixon, in the following picture). On Friday we made another visit to the port and saw the loading of Carnival Miracle before it left for dry dock. We ended the day Friday with a trip to Coyo, a SoFlo taco restaurant that gives Glen Cove’s Cactus Cafe a run for its money.
Dillon ’21 – Shipwright LLC
Second week on the cruise. We continued the deadweight survey and the cruise got cut short because of a gastrointestinal virus. Also I found out cruise ships carry about 50 tons of liquor and wine on them.
Isa ’20 – Murray and Associates
I have been working more on the stability analysis and manuals for the vessel that we did the incline on. I had some difficulties with the damage stability, so I had to learn how to modify loading conditions to meet regulations. From this, I also had to write the manual with instructions on how to operate and load the vessel safely. This was pretty interesting, and I really enjoyed the engineering challenge of making the vessel stable. I also worked on a design of floating solar panels which was very cool, and it allowed me to learn how to model better in Rhino.
Outside of work, it has been business as usual. We went to the food trucks again on Monday, and once again enjoyed the street food of Hollywood. Dillon and Brent returned from the cruise on Thursday, so we all got to hang out together in the evening.
Friday was Valentine’s day, and Dillon was visiting family in Newport Richie, so we had a Galentine’s/Balentine’s day (with the gals and Bal) with romantic comedies, ice cream, and mozzarella sticks. This was a nice lowkey evening after so many adventures.
We also fried up the emu egg that we bought at Robert is Here the previous week. It produced 2.5 cups of egg, or about the equivalent to a dozen large chicken eggs. We scrambled it and found that it tasted mostly like normal eggs.
On Saturday, Audra and Chris went on a fishing charter and caught a number of fish. They were able to keep one of them, and they grilled it.
Also on Saturday, we went to the mall to shop and walk around because it was a rainy day. We came home and had another lazy evening. On Sunday, some of the group went to brunch but we all otherwise stayed home and relaxed.