Hello George, wondered if you would pick up on this thread. We did get one run ashore in Rio, but I was on the night shift, so had to go without sleep to get ashore. Still great.
The main problem with the ship was the valve spindle on the main stop had sheared during a shut down so couldn't be coupled to the other boiler. So both boilers had to be shut down and a new spindle made ashore. First one came back with the wrong thread so more time in port and the chance for that run ashore. Happy days indeed.