On-board Diary: Port of Sagunto (Valencia), Monday, August 10, 2009

Author: Silvia García
Date: August 10, 2009

Force 3 NE wind, 100% cloud cover after a weekend of torrential rain and thunderstorms.

Due to a failure in one of the engines on the catamaran Oceana Ranger, the start of the expedition was postponed by one day. The departure was set for first thing tomorrow morning. For the moment, after the spectacular launching of the ship a few days ago with a giant crane, we resumed putting the finishing touches on everything for the start of the 2009 campaign.

After a navigation test, we confirmed that the port engine vibration has decreased after this morning’s repairs. It seems the difficulty is small and that the Ranger will be able to sail without any problem.