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Inspection Ready

Posted on Sat Sep 11th, 2021 by Commander Jordyn de Planca & Lieutenant Jessica Kingsley & Lieutenant JG Zekur Lejas [Belmont]

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Location: Main Engineering Level One, Vidal Fleet Yards
Timeline: Day 2 at 1245
1075 words - 2.2 OF Standard Post Measure

Jordyn had been delayed with the inspection of the support section and didn't arrive in the engineering section until later. It was a bit of a disappointment to arrive so late, but there was little she could do about that. Once she found Lieutenant Kingsley she tilted her head slightly, "Where's Commander S'Toriin?"

Jess nearly dropped the PADDs she had in her hands when she heard the Commander talking. "He's," She mumbled and looked around at the floor for a moment. "He's checking in on the progress for the Dunkirk." Her breathing soon returned to normal.

Jordyn flashed a soft smile on her face, "Are you okay Lieutenant?"

"Of course," Jess replied, "I just wasn't expecting you to be so late. We thought you weren't going to show up today and reschedule."

"I'm sorry about that," Jordyn told her. "We can begin now if you want to?"

Zekur entered the engineering section to find the new Executive Officer standing there with Jess. "I'm not interrupting anything am I?" He asked the two of them. "Is the inspection over?"

"Not yet," Jess told him. "Are you working on anything at the moment Lieutenant?" She asked the more junior officer. Jess was going to have Zekur come along with them so that she at least had a second engineer with her. There was also a lot of work still going on. "If not you could come along."

"I'm not," Zekur said, "I'll come along that's fine."

Jordyn hadn't planned on it including two more junior officers and would have preferred for Commander S'Toriin to attend. There were some things she needed to discuss with him and now it was going to have to wait it seemed. "All right," She said. "If you would be so kind as to present the room."

Jess had only ever seen an area inspection once since coming aboard the station. "Right this way sir," She addressed the Commander and led her through the engineering space. The large fusion generators were already running at maximum capacity. "Most of the leg work down here has already concluded. As you can see the generators are running at full capacity to power the station and any vessels on shore power.

"The intended plan is to continue work over the next two weeks until the rest of main engineering is ready to go. Mainly that includes some labs that aren't fully functional and the fabrication plant." Jess told the Commander and then led her deeper into main engineering. "We hope to have those areas done by the end of the month."

"It seems as if you're ahead of schedule?" Jordyn asked as she made some notes on the PADD she was carrying around with her. "I think the latest estimates were not until the beginning of next year at the earliest. Your team should be commended for their hard work."

"Thanks," Zekur said speaking for the entire work crew. "Engineering and operations has put in a lot of late nights to make sure the station is ready for operational status. Much of the materials we used were recycled from the old station. We were lucky that many of those components were reparable."

"Yes," Jess said. "R'Toren isn't here, but if he were Commander I'm sure he'd tell you how hard his team has been working. They're spread pretty thin between all of the projects and so Starfleet provided extra personnel."

"How many of those personnel are planning on staying aboard?" Jordyn asked. "The initial estimates I saw indicated that it was somewhere between thirty and forty-five percent of the Starfleet personnel."

"That sounds about right," Jessica replied. "A number of people came forward and submitted requests to transfer to the station. I've gone through a number of those names for operations and I'm certain Commander McDanielson had people going through names in engineering."

Jordyn smiled warmly, "I've seen many of the same figures and estimates Lieutenant." She remarked. "Shall we continue?"

"Ah yes," Jessica replied. She led the way out of the fusion generator room into the section that was essentially a command and control center. "This space has been sub-divided to fill many different roles. The biggest of those roles is a damage control effort. From these consoles personnel can function in critical roles to direct teams throughout the station.

"In a mass casualty event the Chief Operations Officer can maintain command over the entire effort. There are also backup systems to each of the critical systems interfaced from these consoles as well. Another backup is scattered throughout the station should we be unable to get into this room for any reason."

Jordyn was a scientist not an engineer, "I'll certainly take your word for it Lieutenant," She said. "I'm afraid that damage control is outside of my purview and not an area that I have much expertise in."

Zekur found himself nodding as the Commander commented. "Should communications be lost we can also reestablish them quickly. In order for this system to function at its fullest we need to maintain that line of communication."

"What happens if it can't be recovered?" Jordyn asked.

Zekur was standing in front of a console at that point, "Damage Control leaders have the ability to function autonomously should the need arise. If communications are lost then any team that's close to the array or a control point can get there and attempt to repair it. Even if that repair is a temporary fix it would be enough."

Jordyn found the information to be quite intriguing, "It really sounds like you've got all your ducks in a row down here Lieutenants."

Zekur didn't understand the phrase, but pretended as if he did. "Thank you sir." He said cheerfully, "Would you like to see one of the labs or the offices area of the engineering section?"

Jordyn thought it over, "I think I've seen enough actually. I'm assuming that Commander S'Toriin and you will keep me updated on the progress of getting the last two sections completed?"

"Of course," Jessica said. "We should remain ahead of schedule, however, if something should change from that you'll be one of the first people to know about it."

"Most excellent," Jordyn replied. She clapped her hands together gently, "I'm off to see to main operations. I'll be up there if either of you should need anything else from me." She told them. Jordyn then headed out of engineering and left them to their tasks.


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