Can we have the part and the lists it appears?
Making repairs at Sea, Offshore isn’t always black and white. Take a broken part, and replace with a spare. You hope you have the spare, but many times it is about getting creative to fix or maintain certain things on vessels, to make sure they still maintain a regulatory standard. So, yes, the people make the difference, anyone can replace a part, bolt on bolt off (Subsea Engineers, hahaha). But the true Engineers or Mechanics or Mates (yes mates can as well) can repair items that will help the vessel continue its operation, by using parts and pieces onboard that may be makeshift.
People always love to talk about the emergency repair. Worship the guy who welded/machined/redhanded the critical repair. The repairs and ingenuity in some improvised repairs are impressive.
I think it’s important to keep that in your back pocket. Be ready to toss that part on the lathe and turn it down. Be ready to use a little spit and glue to fix your problems.
I’d rather have caught a problem by making rounds. Or by managing inventory so parts don’t have to be built from scratch. Keeping the special tools sorted and organized so we can find and use them.
It just doesn’t make for as good a story. “Would you believe it, he went back and pulled it off the shelf! Said it was a critical spare so he ordered TWO!”
Then of course there is a particular nationality that wraps a used part back in the oringinal paper as the original spare and labels it “used but good.”
A few of us have been where if you couldn’t get the screws turning you may not live thru it!!
unlike most anywhere else being in space or being at sea require you to make it work or sometimes suffer severe consequences.
This I should think may count several points for your “characteristic”.
can’t wait for the next category !!
Point taken. The vessel maintenance and repair works are made by the same crew that operates and lives in it.