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    Danm it John! Three times since you posted that Fuckn no for good Doomsday post I've had a nightmare.

    In the dream I'm crossing the Atlantic as master of the Maersk Alabama when the INMARSAT phone rings. It's the USCG telling me that terrorists have dirty bombed the major US cities, our company office was hit and everyone from the ship superintendent to CEO is dead. I'm ordered to remain at sea and not attempt to enter US waters, then the phone goes dead. I hail another ship on the MF/HF GMDSS and find out their satellite equipment - phone, GPS, everything - is also dead.

    So I'm in the middle of the atlantic in charge of a 500' containership with no comms and no idea what to do next.

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    Danm it John! Three times since you posted that Fuckn no for good Doomsday post I've had a nightmare.

    In the dream I'm crossing the Atlantic as master of the Maersk Alabama when the INMARSAT phone rings. It's the USCG telling me that terrorists have dirty bombed the major US cities, our company office was hit and everyone from the ship superintendent to CEO is dead. I'm ordered to remain at sea and not attempt to enter US waters, then the phone goes dead. I hail another ship on the MF/HF GMDSS and find out their satellite equipment - phone, GPS, everything - is also dead.

    So I'm in the middle of the atlantic in charge of a 500' containership with no comms and no idea what to do next.

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    Take up knitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmjeff View Post
    Danm it John! Three times since you posted that Fuckn no for good Doomsday post I've had a nightmare.

    In the dream I'm crossing the Atlantic as master of the Maersk Alabama when the INMARSAT phone rings. It's the USCG telling me that terrorists have dirty bombed the major US cities, our company office was hit and everyone from the ship superintendent to CEO is dead. I'm ordered to remain at sea and not attempt to enter US waters, then the phone goes dead. I hail another ship on the MF/HF GMDSS and find out their satellite equipment - phone, GPS, everything - is also dead.

    So I'm in the middle of the atlantic in charge of a 500' containership with no comms and no idea what to do next.

    What would you do?
    I'd look at the noon slip to see how much fuel I had.

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    Let's see, 22 people, 12 shotguns. Time to invade Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmjeff View Post
    Danm it John! Three times since you posted that Fuckn no for good Doomsday post I've had a nightmare.

    In the dream I'm crossing the Atlantic as master of the Maersk Alabama when the INMARSAT phone rings. It's the USCG telling me that terrorists have dirty bombed the major US cities, our company office was hit and everyone from the ship superintendent to CEO is dead. I'm ordered to remain at sea and not attempt to enter US waters, then the phone goes dead. I hail another ship on the MF/HF GMDSS and find out their satellite equipment - phone, GPS, everything - is also dead.

    So I'm in the middle of the atlantic in charge of a 500' containership with no comms and no idea what to do next.

    What would you do?
    Check the manifest after the noon report.
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    Check the manifest after the noon report.
    And start pilfering from the top down.
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    Start opening containers, hope that theres a big shipment of rum in one of them.
    Let them who know not how to pray, go to sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer69 View Post
    Start opening containers, hope that theres a big shipment of rum in one of them.
    That's exactly what I was thinking, but along with the Rum I would hope to find a couple of containers loaded with Weapons and a lot of ammo for them. Then I would invade Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugs View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking, but along with the Rum I would hope to find a couple of containers loaded with Weapons and a lot of ammo for them. Then I would invade Canada.

    One big handgun and some harsh words would have those Canucks shaking in their hockey skates.
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    Lay down a track to Pattaya.
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