Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Looking for Writers

Hey All,

I've been out of the blogosphere for some time- I just don't have a lot of time at the moment- going through grad school and working on some other projects. I would love to get someone who is interesting in writing to start contributing here.

I know there are a lot of students out there that might have spare time. Blogging is a good way to express your opinions and can be fun too.

I am in a transition right now with the business and in my personal life- but I would like to keep this site up and running with some help from some motivated mariners who would relish in a place to vent thier frustrations with the industry as well as bring to light some of the newest and coolest innovations around.

Shoot me a message if you have some interest!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Interesting Duties While at Sea

I have heard of all kinds of interesting jobs out at sea. I had one job that sounds cool when you say it, but it was actually the most boring job I ever had- which was chasing submarines on a ship for Military Sealift Command.

I saw this today on my Yahoo! homepage. Some lucky sod gets to sail around with the Egyptian God of the Dead, Annubis lashed to his boat. I posted the quote that went along with this REUTERS photo...

"A 25ft (7.62 meters) replica of the Golden Anubis, an ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god of the dead, sails away fromTower Bridge on the river Thames, to take up a position in Trafalgar Square ahead of the 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of The Pharaohs' exhibition, London October 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ian Langsdon (BRITAIN) "

So I would ask- what is the most interesting job you have had sonce you began shipping- and what would you like to do the most? I am not sailing right now for medical reasons, but I would love to be on an small breakbulk ship on a run to some strange small countries - like islands in the south pacific. That would be a gas!

Share your thoughts with me!

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