Monday, 29 August 2016

29th August 2016

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 11:55
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:02
Destination Port Location: Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
High Water At Destination: 11:05
Low Water At Destination: 17:38

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Direction: NW
Sea State: Slight 0.5-1.25m
Temperature (c): 23.3
Pressure (mb): 1016
Engine Hours: 0.25
Trip Distance (nm): 0.28
Total Trip Time (hrs): 0.12
Total Trip Time (mins): 7
Fuel Usage (litres): 1.97
Fuel Added: 0 L

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Tony
Cruise Notes: Without doubt one of the shortest recorded log entries in the log book. Planned to go out for a 2 hour cruise and on accelerating away from Chatham Lock port engine failed to respond. Had manoeuvring speed when drive engaged but no power.

Asked for immediate return to lock due to engine problem, granted and reentered lock without problem.

On investigation found that the port engine throttle cable had failed. Seeking engineer assistance to fix.