Tuesday 1st December David Jewkes Chief Engineer Offficer P&O Cruises

Posted by Beryl on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Under: Previous Meetings
Last night we were privileged to welcome David Jewkes, Chief Engineer with P&O Lines
who gave an excellent presentation on three of the P&O ships he has worked on.  He 
outlined some of the difficulties encountered when things went wrong - an engine (electric
propulsion) failure, a freak wave causing damage to windows and cabins and a newly 
commissioned liner's engine vibration problems.  He briefly outlined how all these problems 
had been overcome - all of them monumental tasks.
It was an insight into 'boating' on an enormous scale, the logistics and numbers involved
were mind blowing.  It's a very far cry from pleasure boating! 


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