There is always a sense of foreboding when a cellphone text message comes in from Fullers. What sailings will be cancelled, late or replaced? What boats have sunk? Has the Wanderer been hijacked by pirates off Motutapu?
Yesterday it was to say that old lady Quickcat was off for "unplanned maintenance". No indication for how long she will be off or what was wrong with her.
"Unplanned maintenance" is Fullers-speak for a cover-all of all sorts of technical mishaps, and judging by past experience these outages can be quite lengthy.
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