USS Pacifica NCC-72545

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End of Shift.

Posted on Tue Jul 30th, 2013 @ 1:48pm by Lieutenant Commander Mark Kirkwood

Mission: Nothing Stays the Same
Location: Main Engineering USS Pacifica
Timeline: 22nd of December 2382 1400 hours


The Ship's chimes rang out a soft tune in the bowels of the Pacifica signalling the end of the morning shift in Main Engineering. Mark leaned back in his chair and rested his arms behind his head as he gazed at the results on his workstation. Mark and most of the Engineering staff on duty had spent the shift and most of the last couple of days optimising the Pacifica's warp engines ahead of the ship's upcoming mission. The work that they had put into the engines had paid off in spades as the ship's warp drive was now purring like a kitten. They had managed to increase the ship's warp engine efficiency by 0.007% percent. His team had also managed to improve on the overall power conversion rate and had gotten it up to 98.2%. That number had brought a smile to Mark's face as he had been in a personal competition with the Chief Engineer on the Sovereign now for years and Mark was glad to be back in lead. He made a note to send a subspace message to the Sovereign's CEO when he got back to his quarters to share with him know the good news.

Mark finished off his work and logged out of the workstation. He groaned as he stood up from the chair and stretched out his back. He had been sitting down for most of the day and needed to get the blood flowing again as he booked some holodeck time for the afternoon. He looked around the room for Doherty to see that he was nowhere to be found. Mark guessed that he was probably still seeing to the ship's warp coils with the rest of his team. Mark left his workstation and walked to the MSD where the Pacifica's Power Systems Specialist Lieutenant Junior Grade Annelle Kennett was finishing up for the day.

Kirkwood: Lieutenant.

Kennett: Yes?

Kirkwood: Have we identified of the problem with the enviromentals down on Deck 22?

Kennett: Yes we did. Ensign Moody tracked it down to a short circuit in the starboard power couplings.

Mark had expected as much as it wasn't unusual for little hiccups like that to be missed by the computer's diagnostics.

Kirkwood: I thought as much. Has it been repaired yet?

Kennett: Not yet sir. A work crew is scheduled to look at this afternoon.

Kirkwood: Ok. Thanks for that Lieutenant. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon.

Kennett: You too sir.

Mark left Kennett to finish up and walked across to the pool table to wait for the next shift's supervisor to arrive. Mark had to brief the Engineer before he could officially knock off for the day. He didn't have to wait long as the officer in question walked into the engine room through the main entrance. Mark waved him across to join him at the pool station and started to brief him on the day's events.


Lt. Commander Mark Kirkwood
Chief Engineer
USS Pacifica NCC-72545


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