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    finally, its over....

    people,

    i dont know if it will make any difference. but i have finally finished the major part of the exams.

    i am now a 1st mate in the shipping industry. "a chief officer", one of the top 4, incharge of the ship.
    now its just a matter of applying for the certifcations and joining ship.

    another 18months of sailing time and i will be applying for Master.

    one of the interesting subjects we have is navigation. where we are taught to use a sextant, with which, given the time (GMT) and the angle of the sun. one can calculate his postion any where on earth.

    plus it messes up all what you have learnt about solar system amd the universe.

    like we (earth) and the planets moves around the sun, and sun moves around in our galaxy and the galaxy moves around in the milkyway and it goes on and on.
    now imagine that the earth is the center of the universe and is stationary and everything moves around it.

    am looking fwd to joining my last ship, where we were carrying 7000 tonnes of vodka from turkey to new york for bottling.

    we never ran out of vodka

    cheers

    bagggi
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    ARRRRR MATEY

    good for you...

    viva la vodka
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    it did take a long time, but its worth it.
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    "I say #1, full ahead both, stand by to RAM"

    Congratulations mate.............oops! sorry First Mate

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    congratulation,
    Just watch out for my brother who normally sails as first officer (god's right hand man). But being Irish they wont let him on any ship where they are transporting alchool.
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    the trip ususally takes 20-25days before we used to come back to refill.

    but serously no one misses a few hundred litres for 7000 tonnes.
    moreover you become immune to vodka after that.

    will try for wine carriers this time. as a first mate its your duty to make sure the cargo meets the standards.
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    Hey congrats man I think it would be neat sailing around the world like that.
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