Re: USMMA Draft Strategic Plan (2012-2017) - Your comments Requested?
Yea, I know what you mean. In my closing years at sea I sailed a few diesels. The first diesel ship was a Lykes container having a MAN plant. It was ok but then came my next job, First aboard a vessel using an old over worked Colt Pielstick, I need not add any more words about THAT. It was past time to say good bye. My sailing years were already in so I just fiddle around here and there, although I always accepted a call to take a steam ship. My very last vessel, SS Prudhoe Bay, was a steamer. I accepted the First job, took her to a starving country, North Korea, carrying grain. Interesting way to close out a long career. I worked my butt off on her but didn't mind it a bit, I knew the plant well. Turns out the North Korean run was the final cargo run for the aging ship, she was shortly scrapped on some horrible looking beach in India. I refused the offer to sail her to her death, she was my last ship. When the Prudhoe Bay returned back home from North Korea we killed the plant at a tie-up near Portland. The crew flew out the next day, before I departed the ship I made my way back to the Engine Room, patted the throttles and said "Good Bye my old friend." For me it indeed was FWE. I never sailed again.
Originally Posted by cmakin
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