Category Archives: Merchant Navy

Never eat shredded wheat.

I’ve just finished packing for sea. When I usually pack for sea, I’m usually overly excited, at the prospect of travelling to new, and exciting countries, an elation which is however, short lived, when I arrive at the gangway and … Continue reading

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Let it ride, let it roll, let it go.

Trials and tribulations of a newly qualified deck officer, reluctantly working on cruise ships. Continue reading

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Camping? On your own? Don’t be Scilly!

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”   Last week; I was becoming increasingly frustrated with being at home, waiting for a berth on a ship. I was on various … Continue reading

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We’re on the eve of destruction . . .

When I left for my first trip at sea back in March; I was crossing from Dover to Calais; and at the ferry terminal; I seen a group of Turkish looking men; at least; that was what I’d decided when … Continue reading

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Ship Happens

A mostly pictorial review of my first sea phase aboard a 29,499 MT Bulk Carrier. Dunkirk, France From France we headed across the North Sea. Due to bad weather; we were drifting for a few days, which was very frustrating at … Continue reading

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