THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Friday, March 4, 2011
...and now for something completely different
I am working an extra week this trip, as an AB (Able Bodied seaman, to the non-mariner) on a tugboat- this is a novel experience for me, as I've worked my way up on ships, not tugs, and seem to be all thumbs here. All the same, I'm enjoying it, but more later. For now, I've got an opportunity to sleep...
I am Paul B, and I spend most of my life at sea. Ships, Science, commercial fishing, marine biology and (mostly) true stories of life among the best and the worst people in the world, the United States Merchant Marines. You'll find it here, maybe. You'll definately find rants, raves and discussion on the process of climbing the hawsepipe into an officer's job on a merchant ship.