I am in my 2nd day in Russian waters onboard a vessel called Highland Rover. First, food. Food here is not too shabby. If compared to the previous vessel I’m on, this is certainly 3x or 4x times better and plus they have halal meat (chicken and turkey) so that’s a relieve.

2nd, weather. It is cold outside, not very cold but still for an Asian like me, it is cold. 10-12 celcius in the morning and 14-16 celcius in the evening. I guess I would be able to experience snow first hand later on my next trip here.

3rd, work. To those who understand what I do, it’s boring. Really, all I’ve done to date is touchdown monitoring. I’m waiting for a time to do as-laid or pre-lay which I find very interesting apart from have to sit in front of the computer all day long.

4th,Internet. Seriously, no internet cable? Unlike the other survey vessel, this one in particular doesn’t have the ethernet cable for Internet each on survey desk so Internet will have to be shared and I guess that’s pretty sum it all, meaning no Internet while on shift. Lol..way to boost production boss.

Well, on the side note, it seems my other projects like Share2Many.com, MinMu.net, Rsmaker.com, ElevatedServers.net are running smoothly without any problems so if you have some free time, feel free to check them out.

So, to sum it all, it is pretty cool to be here in this weather and this job seems to be interesting to me as it will be the first time working with Solitaire, the largest pipelay vessel in the world.

Ciao!

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Aizal
Shaiful Aizal is a tech,gaming and electronic gadget enthusiast. He has since 2005 building websites, running a web hosting company, and at one time even doing freelance web designer. Nowadays, he is an entrepreneur and loves to branch into new ventures and every weekend if not busy he loves to fly his drone and RCs.

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