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#1 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:44 AM

Jesus H. D. Christ on a jumped up rubber crutch does this ship suck. It’s the first time in 33 years I’ve contemplated using an injury to get sent home. I can’t hardly step out of my stateroom without getting pissed off. I will not let ignorance, and ineptitude slide in my workplace. In my industry it is literally life or death.

It’s the first time I’ve ever feared for my safety every time I come on deck. Today, the Chief Mate gave me a verbal warning for not putting on my life jacket inside the house during our weekly abandon ship drill. This is a giant no no. You train the way you fight. If you do it wrong while training, you’ll do it wrong when the actual fight comes. Our life jackets are designed to turn you face up in the water. If you put that thing on inside a flooding ship, 100% guarantee the 1,00 foot down ROV video from the salvage company has crystal clear footage of you dead, face up against the ceiling.

I told him I would put it on outside when we actually went to the lifeboat. He said now. I said no. He said this is your verbal for disobeying a direct order. I said fine. Type up the the written warning for next week, because I still won’t put it on until I’m outside. He didn’t like that at all.
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#2 ER Pemberton

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

Keep it coming Rami.  This is as good as a movie to most of us here in the PH.  Now, where did I put that popcorn?  :scratch:



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

Are these like the PFDs all boaters in the US are supposed to wear?

If so, throw the sucker on, just don't snap the clasps together.

You can slip out of it if needed.

Or am I totally missing the point here?


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#4 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:53 PM

Are these like the PFDs all boaters in the US are supposed to wear?
If so, throw the sucker on, just don't snap the clasps together.
You can slip out of it if needed.
Or am I totally missing the point here?


This is a type one. No slipping out inside a sinking ship once the water gets you.

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#5 Patrick C.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

I assume there is a regulation somewhere that says don't put it on until you are outside.  What's his reason for wanting everyone to put it on inside?  Has he always done it the wrong way and doesn't know the safety regulations, or does he just just pick and choose which ones he wants to follow?


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#6 Genesee Ted

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

I have a difficult time dealing with culinary “professionals” who have never heard of charcuterie. I can’t imagine how I would maintain when professional standards dictate life and death. I suppose “chef” could kill someone with food poisoning, but I think you get the drift. Safe travels Ram

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

Good luck with management. In my experience, they generally totally suck. As we said:

Process first

Mission second!


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:21 PM

Safe travels!!  I agree with comments above.  I love hearing about your travels.  Update us on the ship's grub and post a few cool pics views from the ship if possible!!


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

And a vid as you throw the Mate overboard.


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#10 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:08 PM

And a vid as you throw the Mate overboard.


I’ve only ever dropped one Mate. This fat motherfecker is trying his best to be number two.
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