[QUOTE=sailorman1981;139484]C.Captain, they have too many officers and not enough ships, then when it’s time to leave a cushy three year land assignment they find a way to stay on land. Two years at sea is rough on a part time sailor.
I hope you buy both and charter them right back to noaa, like what Stabbard (sp) did with the David Starr Jordan.
I miss the guys, I don’t miss the bullshit.[/QUOTE]
I’m with you. Turn over most of the survey and fisheries work to motivated private enterprise. I have been here a year plus. I like the people too; it’s the bullshit I can do without. Especially after the way I was treated this spring. I’m still shaking my head over that.
[QUOTE=sailorman1981;139485]They’ll sit in Newport for four more years before they sell them.[/QUOTE]
Probably, especially given that the other ships raped them thoroughly for parts. I’m amazed that the Freeman sold with a frozen shaft.