A small number of us who just completed Sultan and were selected for 'fast-track' find ourselves parked on the hard shoulder in Nelson. We are waiting in a 'pool' and there are no ships and no vacancies in ETS. No one here seems to know how long we'll be in this limbo, so can someone please explain why we've constantly heard 'manpower shortage and lack of MEs' etc? And does anyone know how this will affect our status when we cannot get on with our task-book, given the time constraints? One year after going through the gate, still not in the fleet, assigned to 'maintenance support' and bored out of our minds. Any help would be welcome.