First Run is done


#1

Hi everyone,

Dave here, just got done with my first hitch. Got on a small OSV here in the GOM. Decent pay too, 260/day. What a trip! Captain began every response with " Well…let’s see…" C/E had only 2 ways to talk, first was with a mouth full of ball bearings, then when I’d say " What?" He’d scream the same thing!! Too much time in closed compartments. I had NO IDEA I was just going to be a caretaker. I didn’t get to fix, maintain, or adjust a thing! I’m used to a six hour watch in the plant, not a tour every 30 mins, and watcthing TV the rest of the time. Going back right after the first of the year.


#2

Congradulations!!!
I have been giving allot of thought into shipping out.
What was the hardest part of the job?
What was the nicest surprize?
Any photos?


#3

TGH,

Sorry, no pics, wasn’t sure how that would roll on the first hitch.

Go ahead and sail. it’s a great deal.

The nicest surprise was being accepted as soon as I got there. The basic attitude was very relaxed. Professional as hell, but not all anal about it.

The hardest part of the job was not “over-doing it”. I was USN for 8 years, then sailed MSC for a few more, and it’s a different mentality over there. Not worse, not better, just different.


#4

Bluewater -

Congratulations on completing your first hitch. Hope is it the first of many. I rotate out tomorrow, after completing my second.

TGH -

I shipped out well into the second half of my working years, and I’m not looking back.