Asst. Engineer's Personal Log
Posted on Fri May 19th, 2017 @ 5:53am by Ensign Kira Shiryankin
FYI: This log takes place after Ens. Kira Shiryankin's first duty shift.
Asst. Chief Engineer's Personal Log, computer append appropriate stardate.
I have been aboard the USS Eclipse for a while now, and just put in my first duty shift as the Asst. Chief Engineer. I spent a lot of my time getting acquainted with the systems of the ship ... not because any of them were new to me, at least not by and of themselves. I am quite familiar with the systems onboard a Galaxy Class starship. However, I have found that each ship, even ships of the same class, will have their own unique eccentricities ... their own personalities for lack of a better word ... in part because each ship is exposed to different experiences over its lifetime. So I have spent some time studying the duty record of the ship, looking over the past damage reports, and personally checking some of those systems myself.
Sure, damage is repaired and such, but how and when? In the heat of a battle situation, it might not be possible to completely repair a system, but rather, the DC crews simply patch it toegther and log the system to be looked after once the alert situation is concluded. Of course, the command staff is almost never informed of this, but it happens ... and even delays in completing the repairs on a system will show up on a micro scan of the systems at a later date.
Fortunately, none of the systems I checked on the Eclipse look to be in bad enough shape to need to be completely replaced, but I will continue to check things when I have spare time.
In my off-duty time, I took more of a look around the ship ... not to look for micro-damage, of course, but to look at the various recreation activities available. The holodecks continue to be on the cutting edge of current technology, which is interesting, considering how much time and energy is put into those systems. I guess what they used to say is true ... work hard, play hard.
Depending on what happens tomorrow, I will be either running a diagnostic on some of the primary systems, or continuing to survey the secondary systems. I have had a number of offers for some help, which I will take advantage of, otherwise, I will never finish anything asked of me.
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