Today was a day for a little bit of #mildphilanthropy from Capt R – (duty Pilot) and myself ( standby Pilot)
If you’ve ever bought a copy of “The Freaky Wave” magazine, you’ll be pleased to know that some of the proceeds go to Cadet S.O.S packs – small packs of everyday stuff, sweets, mags, newspapers etc etc that a deck / engine Cadet on a trip might find useful – breaks the routine of the voyage.
These chaps and chapesses may be away from home months on end, often sailing with mixed nationality crew, on a variety of vessels, usually with not much shore leave- all just to learn “the job”… the practical aspects of their training.
As Pilots, we often encounter these Trainee Officers onboard when we provide a Pilotage service, for said vessels.
Today’s recipient was very grateful “made my contract” he said.
Our pleasure – safe sailing to the next generation.
HEAVE HO ME HEARTIES…