|The Maple Leaf goes
up for the first time
Off we go, we should be leaving the port of Ajman, in the UAE shortly, bound for the Mediterranean Sea where I understand we might have our first job. The tug Sharon M1 has been in the shipyard for about 6 weeks now, lots of work has been done, and most of it is now completed. We’ve had hot days, been amazed, disappointed; there’s been some blood, some tears, certainly elevated blood pressure. Eventually this tug will make it to Canada, where it will certainly earn its keep without issues – it is hoped.
We have oil, grub, crew, parts, tools, paint, security details, razor wire, now all we need is some fuel, which comes tomorrow. I will be off the grid sort to speak, don’t know when I will be back. I’ll post when I have internet again, probably in a month or so, hopefully sooner – not looking to seeing my “inbox” after I get back to internet from this online absence.
|Everybody pitches in to paint, quality may vary…|