Well, I was right. No internet or email on the ship. I’ve only been there since Monday morning and I’m already jonesing for a fix. I had to run over to the seaman’s center after work this evening to check my email and see if I got any important messages.
Things like notice about a ‘real’ job. Not that this isn’t a real job. I’m working on here as an AB. It’s my first ship with the union (SIU) and I think I was lucky to get it. It’s much better than sitting at home looking for work and earning nothing. They’ve kept me busy since I got here.
We’ve been busy doing drills, securing the deck, loading stores, familiarizing ourselves with the ship, etc. It’s a big ship. I’m not used to doing so much walking and climbing stairs!
Nor am I used to getting up at 5 o’clock…
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