Wednesday, March 31, 2021

halfway day

I'm at halfway day today, and the first two weeks aboard certainly were busy! We're continuing to get beat like a rented mule here at the HQ, in terms of workload, and no end in sight. The weather is awful, mostly. Storms every 2 days, wind about 2 days out of 3, and no end in sight there. 

 But we're halfway there, and I'll keep telling myself that. Been lots of humdrum days, where I put in the hours, and go to bed, rinse, repeat. A bit soul-deadening, to be honest, but I'm showing up on time for watch, and it's work. 

I can't post pictures on Blogger, suddenly, and can't seem to figure out why, either. Hmmm. 

    Uninspiring, I know. I'm curious if we're going to get a glut or a break in ship traffic here in New York harbor from the Sues canal debacle over the weekend. It'll be a while until we find out. Several of our regular visiting ships are on liner service from the far east to the middle east to the Med to the EU to the US. So I honestly don't know what this will do to us in terms of the availability of cheap shit. Our fuel is still mostly coming from in-house, but that'll change as small American oil companies lose confidence in our present .gov and larger oil companies adjust. I'll be curious as to what the speculative market will do with the state of affairs in the global oil trade. 


Rob said...

What's "liner service"?

Paul, Dammit! said...

Rob- it's regularly scheduled port-to-port routing.

Rob said...