Hitching a ride on a cargo ship

I am looking to hitch a ride on a non-cruse ship from California to China Or Japan. I am not really looking for a job on the ship just some time at sea, away from pain in the ass people, where I can take in some views and get some writing done. From what I have heard it can be done but I was wondering if you all had any info or advice about this.
The Dude

Try www.freighterworld.com

Good Luck in todays world with the TWIC and all other port security regs. It may be very difficult. But, Who knows, Money place in the right hands changes everything. Please let us know how you make out

For you! Such a deal… http://www.navy.com/findarecruiter/