¡¡adios amigos!! i'm off to sea again

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  1. catmandu

    catmandu Senior Member

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    Be safe and good luck to you!
     
  2. Lungo

    Lungo Silver Supporter

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    How large is the crew on a container ship? More importantly, how's the food?
     
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  3. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    "The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
    The furrow followed free;
    We were the first that ever burst
    Into that silent sea.

    Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
    'Twas sad as sad could be;
    And we did speak only to break
    The silence of the sea!

    All in a hot and copper sky,
    The bloody Sun, at noon,
    Right up above the mast did stand,
    No bigger than the Moon.

    Day after day, day after day,
    We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
    As idle as a painted ship
    Upon a painted ocean."

    Good luck and safe travels.
     
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  4. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    Stay safe, have a good run, and see you on your return :thumb:
     
  5. 7gtop

    7gtop Premium Member

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    a pleasant voyage and a happy return M&M

    :wave:
     
  6. Frettter

    Frettter Senior Member

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    Red skies at night for you, M&M!
     
  7. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Crew is about 25-ish. The food? Well, it depends on the cooks. My last ship, while being my highest paying to date, was 4 1/2 of culinary hell on earth.
    One kickass thing about working on a ship: if a cook makes shitty food, due to incompetence, laziness or both, we don't have to be shy about it. If I did my job the way he did his, I'd expect to be fired. But once a ship leaves the US, it gets pretty expensive to replace him, especially since you don't know if you'll get someone worse. The evil you know, if you will. But lots of them are stellar! They love cooking, watch cooking shows, keep the galley immaculate, and things like that.
    Always a crapshoot.
    As for crew, we have Capt and 3 mates, Chief Engineer and 3 Assistant Engineers, a bosun and 2 dayworker AB's, 3 watchstanding AB's (steer the ship/lookout), chief steward, cook and messman, chief electrician (me), refrigeration tech, and wiper, and we sometimes carry cadets, which are students at the various maritime academies, out on actual ships for training (and making our coffee.....:D)
    Lost the count.... Is that 25-ish?
    Sitting in Chicago airport, waiting to fly to Newark.
    Yippee.
    Later!
     
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  8. lunchbox

    lunchbox Senior Member

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    Bon Voyage!!

    I used to work with a guy that was a Merchant Marine for 20 years or so. He told a lot of funny stories about it. lol
     
  9. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Take care MM!
     
  10. nick1962

    nick1962 Senior Member

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    Watch out for pirates.....Safe voyage
     
  11. LPG

    LPG I PLAY LIVE Premium Member

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    Safe voyage my friend.

    Come home safe.

    :)
     
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  12. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Thanks guys! I just got to the ship in NJ. It's a wreck. :)
    Time for a shower, maybe a few ZZ's and down to the engine room to get started.
    This could be one of the long ones....
     
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  13. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    I hope you brought lots of duct tape!

    If you wind up in a jam or need something, I'm about an hour away.
     
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  14. jlu52

    jlu52 Senior Member

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    What LPG said...:wave:
     
  15. Chilli

    Chilli Senior Member

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    Have a safe trip, do you take a guitar?
     
  16. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I do take a guitar. Just a little Fender Telecoustic that I've had for a few years. We go all over the world, and I'm not putting anything nice through these climate changes, let alone ships rolling in storms. This ship goes to Canada and Singapore. I shudder to think what that would do to my guitars. With the little Tele, which is like a thin acoustic, I don't care if I have to paddle a lifeboat with it, or swing it at pirates, though, in the latter scenario, I'd rather have a proper Tele. :thumb:
    I think this ship actually has internet, so I may still get to check in, now and then.
    This ship was just re-flagged to the US from the Chinese or something. Holy shit it needs work.
    I do love a challenge. (And the open overtime budget....;))
     
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  17. FUS44

    FUS44 Senior Member

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    Don't you got some Britney Spears to lay on 'em? Save the guitar, man.....
     
  18. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Sadly, my ipod is Britney-defficient.
    Perhaps you could loan me some??
    :laugh2:
     
  19. FUS44

    FUS44 Senior Member

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    I hope you don't need to thank me for this.......


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CduA0TULnow]Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  20. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    With the sound turned off, it ain't half bad!
    :)
     

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