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.