Presumably the ship is UMS? Is all of the maintenance carried out by contractors with the "lads" doing the basic watchkeeping, duties, "on the box" routines, or do still carry out genset, pumps, etc type maintenance.
Seems a changed world since I hung up me boots and shifter in the early 80's.
I loved the job but as most of us, hated being away from the family. Big problem is in shore side tech management, you still end up being away just as much, for less pay and hardly any leave! Why do we do it!