The engine room bilges were completely stripped of all sea cocks, transducers, redundant piping, all wires and all bilge pumps.

Original junk filled bilges
Original junk filled bilges

There were 13 redundant sea cocks and transducerĀ  positions in the bilge spaces in the engine room. All but one of the sea cocks were plugged and sealed and all but two transducer holes were similarly closed off.
All the plugging was done by our master shipwright Rudi Dahms whilst on the slip in Devonport.

Continue reading “Bilges”