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Anyone on here work in commercial shipping?
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You mean just with boats?
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>>911547
I'm a second officer onboard a US flag ship--being paid to shitpost on a Chinese cartoon website.
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Anyone here not work on a ship?
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>>911664
Yo.
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>>911664
yes, i do not work on a ship
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>>911664
Truck driver here. That's shipping ain't it? I deliver containers to shippers.
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>>911547
What do you wanna know?
I ve sailed on chemichal and product tankers
Atm on supply vessels
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>>911959
Why such a downgrade?
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>>911962
Shorter contracts. Less stess.
I ve witness some nasty shit on chemicals and the extra 200-300€/ month was retarded for my thinking
Went on product tankers but got tired and too much stess in a managerial position
Supply vsl 28 days on 28 off is perfect for me as i found a company that has pier 35 min walk from my house
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>>911963
How's the North Sea doing? GOM is pretty terrible right now, or so I hear.
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>>912039
i'm home atm so i can't give you any info about that, but from past exp during this time of the year it's pretty rough. actually north sea is shit most of the times.
the most calm wheather i;ve sailed in was west africa nigeria, gabon, angola. 3 consecutive months not one storm. some swell but never strong winds or rough seas

ii,ve sailed north sea and Mediterranean sea most of my contracts
the arctic zone for 2 months
Caribbean and gulf of mexico for 2 years
west africa for 3 months
black sea for 1 year
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>>911959
Mainly I'm just curious how you got into the industry.
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>>912197
I graduated from Texas Maritime, so most of my classmates work in the GOM. I figured you were Euro working North Sea. A buddy of mine works for Gulfmark and I'm pretty impressed with the variety of assignments he's had. Not for me tough, I like the traditional blue water experience too much.
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>>912213
Not that guy, but it varies depending on what country you're from. In the US, you either go to a Maritime College to get a license, or you go though the USCG to get your entry level credentials, then a union or larger company to get trained up and employed (unlicensed).
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>>911715
Ir are you?
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i'll post some pictures
maybe you'll like some


cargo sampling on chemical tankers
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some nasty substances i've carried
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part of the cargo control room (CCR) looks like
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noth sea

coz some anon was asking
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more north sea
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atlantic ocean

voyage from north sea to houston
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thunder storm, same voyage
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rough seas
can't remember if same voyage but same contract
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artic
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russian nuclear icebraker
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russian pilot hovercraft
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more artic
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baby seal
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if somebody was wondering how it looks inside of a tanker cargo tank
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>>912336
don't know why was uploaded with 90º rotation

more
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caribbean sea
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more caribbean
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turkish submarine base in black sea
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Bosporus strait anchorage
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i believe this is somewhere in italy.

might be wrong, this are from friends of mine
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these are from a friend of mine on a container vsl sailing in baltic
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hope you landlubbers enjoyed these pics
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>>912347
>>912348
>>912349
>>912350
Holy crap. Looks like a real mans job. Maybe I should try it.
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thanks for all the pics, really interesting
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Thanks for the photos. My dad used to work on chemical tankers for Nedlloyd Bulkchem; I've always found this line of work very fascinating!
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I've always thought of working for one of the Chinese lines, what do I need to get in?
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this is from seaman baptism

there are 2 types of baptism

first time at sea
and passing the ecuador line baptism

first time at sea baptism is self explanatory during your first time contract


the ecuador baptism can be (theoretically) received by any member of the crew if he never passed it before


this baptisms can have all the crew involved - usually the best idea as this is fallowed by some party or by some crew - deck or engine ratings and sometimes lower rank officers usually is most fun but not for the baptized and this happens when the captain/chief engineer are some assholes that verboten fun on board

SEA WATER involvement is a must.
you get thrown in a pool filled with water - unexpectedly. they call you for an emergency or send you do to some work nearby and surprise they push/throw you in a pool/barrel, use fire hoses to get you wet, or give you a shot of whiskey mixed wit sea water.
also grease and burned oil are most of the time used to make you look like shit and to curse your life during showers trying to get it off

mostly depends on crew culture, nationality, morale, and sense of humor

pic related the one baptized is the "bitch"
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>>912384
Who's second farthest from right trying to be?
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>>912384
also you receive a diploma most of times to prove you have been baptized, gps coordinates, name of vessel, name of captain and some wise word from Neptune and ship's stamp
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>>912385
don't know. but neptune and pirates are ALWAYS involved the rest are random whatever you want to come up with and has some link to mariners life
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>>912387
I can see a weaboo in the bunch.
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>>912323
Crikey what was that?
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>>912325
>>912326
Looks terrifying, how did you cope with that?
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>>912405
some chemical can't remember the name. but that wasn't the shittiest i've carried.
i remember we had some other chemical and everybody onboard that went outside and had increased chances to get in contact with the cargo were given adrenaline syringes and if you had the luck to get in contact with that you had 10 or 20 sec to inject yourself in the heart with adrenaline to survive. nothing happened coz everybody stayed clear of that shit.
in the same company they had 2 special ships with tanks made out of teflon that carried some nasty chemicals that exploded in contact with air

>>912406
you shit yourself a little and hope for the best
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>>911664
Fuck dat this is me
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>>912411
That sounds terrifying but I suppose you have to transport those chemicals somehow.

Are you constantly checking for leaks on a chemical ship?
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>>912426

>BLACKED
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>>912321
Thanks for the pictures
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Nice pictures. How often does it happen that a ship just vanishes from any radar and never returns to the port because it got caught in some nasty storm and simply sunk?
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>>912332
This looks so hardcore
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>>912330
>>912334
>>912333
Amazing. Must feel like walking on Mars. How long does it take for the water to become that thick ice again?
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>>912335
Is he happy you're giving him something to swim into?
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>>912336
>>912337
Why is it so clean? What's is being transported in there?
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>>912351
I did, thank you
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>>912441
the electronic radars do. if they are broken or you don't have them you will monitor from time to time just to make sure everything is ok
>>912474
happens from time to time, not very often. but fires, collisions and other shit that get ships to sink or ppl to get killed at sea are common
>>912477
1-2 days probably. there were -35 C maybe faster can't tell you for sure

>>912478
don't know, he was pretty scared
>>912479
diesel, gasoline, jet fuel
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>>912426
needs brazzers logo
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how do you get started in this industry?
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>>912506
See >>912285
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>>912495
>he was pretty scared
Oh no ;_;
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>>912495
I worked on a product tanker, never had different cargoes at the same time. Do you have to take special care to segregate/clear your sounding tapes, due to the nature of your cargoes? Do you inert gas any of the chemical tanks? How are they vented, same as petroleum products?

>>912479
why don't you have sheets on your rack? Also, those books look suspiciously like Kings Point Sea Projects...
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>>912586
depends on cargo.
never take incompatible cargoes in adjacent tanks, so in case of tank wall failure the incompatible cargoes don't mix
inerting depends - some cargoes transform in something else in contact with air, some get damaged, some are flammable, or charterers request. but most of chemicals don't require inerting. inerting is done only with nitrogen never wit inert gas from engine like on crude oil or some product tankers for black cargoes.
ventilation is same
maybe 99% of chemical tankers have also oil/product class. never sailed on a chem tanker without oil class. they exist but for special cargoes
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>>912497
underrated post
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>>912612
I see. Do you cofferdams between the tanks, or is there only single-bulkhead separation for some/all?

It's been a whole since I took Tankerman class, I completely forgot about Nitrogen. Do terminals make you do vapor recovery for those cargoes?
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>>911634
did you go through a naval academy and pick up a job as an officer or did you work your way up?
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>>912688
I went to a maritime academy. It's a real pain to work your way up from being unlicensed (we call it coming up through the hawsepipe).
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>>912643
Is there any logical reason why you would fucking say that post is underrated? Has anybody expressed any kind of dissatisfaction or criticism at all against it? Are you delusional? Are you reading replies that are nonexistant? Maybe you come from communities with voting systems, but there is literally no way that you could know what other people think of that post you just replied to here. Maybe it's psychological. Maybe it's your own post you're replying to, like a 12 year old fucktard liking his own facebook posts thinking his swelling autism is going unnoticed. Maybe your self esteem depends on you tricking yourself into thinking someone out there thinks your post is worth something. Or maybe you are just a retard, the worst kind of retard, the one who thinks he's smart, the one who thinks he's the only one to have gotten the joke, to have understood the post. Well, guess what, faggot, that post is by no definition underrated so why don't you do the world a favour and go check out what the bottom of your toilet smells like?
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>>912481
Hbu
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>>912351
Thanks
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bumping with naval auxiliaries
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>>912686
New tankers require coferdams between tanks. Can't speak about crude oil carriers but probably the same applies.

Yea vapor recovery is required for some cargo or by terminals(for some caego thar other terminals don't require it)
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>>913197
I work for the US government, and I think it'd be hard going back to the regular industry after this. Nobody has ever heard of "intrinsically safe" or "inert gas". We're still running around with single hull tankers. I was shocked the first time I came aboard, there was an electric impact wrench (plugged in) sitting next to the (actively used) riser, and a diesel forklift being used on deck not 15 feet away from that.

Tanks are open vented / open gauged. As somebody who knows what they're looking at, it's seriously scary stuff. Best just to not think about it.
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Do large cargo ships have elevators for the crew?
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>>913259
Sometimes. Depends on the ship. Generally, you just need to be prepared to climb a lot of stairs.
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>>913201
Funny how the us gov who is king of gestapo during vetting on tankers doesn't give a fuck about the rules they enforce
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My Dad used to work in shipping. Cargo earlier in his career, people at the end and pic related in between.
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>>913201
you work through the Merchant Marine, or are you just a contractor?
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I work for a Class 1 Railroad, does that count?
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Can any anons tell me how I would go about actually getting a job on a ship?

All I know is that to be an Ordinary Seaman I need an MMC, TWIC, and STCW course. I'd probably want to work in the engine department, do I need to do anything specific for that?

I assume most companies in the U.S. hire out of union halls, right? Do I just call them up and register? Any help would be appreciated.
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>>913512
Different agencies, but yes, the hypocrisy is almost comical.

>>913868
I'm a civil service mariner. Some of our ships are government owned/operated, some are government owned/contract operated, some are contract owned/operated.

But all those people have MMCs and are considered merchant mariners.
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>>913880
Start a thread, you knucklehead. I'd be interested in hearing some things.
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>>914432
Did you go through a maritime academy, or start at the bottom?
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>>914483
Maritime Academy
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>>914483
No one starts at the bottom anymore.
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>>914613
>No one starts at the bottom anymore.

I just started a deck position on a bulk carrier on the Great Lakes. How fucked am I?
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>>914613
>>914610

>19, fresh out of HS
>don't have the grades or money for Merchant Marine Academy

I was thinking about just getting my TWIC, MMC, etc and just looking for a job. Should I even bother?
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>>912337
>>912336
What country are you from?
I'm planning to start maritime college this summer.
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>>914736

got a 29er and road carbon fork from there.
good stuff.
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>>914704
>>914719
If it's something you're really interested in, go for it. Not everyone needs to be a licensed officer, and there is plenty of middle ground between OS and Unlimited Master.

It is possible to work your way up, and people still do. It's just difficult and takes dedication which most people lack. There are plenty of career ABs out there.
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>>912351
fantastic, ty
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nope
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>>912334
>>912330
>>912325
>>912326
>>912329

That shit looks surreal, to be honest
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>>914719
OP here,
That's my plan, I'm going to check out a local maritime school this coming Tuesday.
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>>915083
Which one? I was looking at the unlicensed apprenticeship program the SIU runs at Piney Point. I still don't what I think about it, but it seems like a step up from going straight to a job with 0 experience.
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>>911547
Yes. I'm a longshoreman working the twin ports of LA/Long Beach.
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>>915085
Maritime Professional Training.
It's a school in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Why dont you pussies just enlist in the navy/coast guard if you want to start a career at sea?
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>>913449
is this some kind of awesome mid-waters cargo transfer boat?

would it have a fixed position? it's hard to immagine it being economical
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Never been on a boat but I live in a port town (halifax) and watch them float by out my window.

I used to clean at one of the terminals and they had cutaways of the ships, they looked pretty roomy, a few had pools/tracks.
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>>912720
Did typing all that make you feel better? I agree it wasn't an "underrated post" but holy shit, that was an autistic rant.
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>>915570
Have you never heard of copypasta?
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>>915598
Fuck it, I'm self-admitting to taking the bait.
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>>915379
Shouldn't you be on strike or something?
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>>915396
because if I go in the military I don't want to be on a ship.
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>>911664
Yo. Sometimes I get paid to drive 22ft boats on a sewage lagoon.

Used to be in the uscg, did search & rescue in surf.
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>>916466
coast guard sounds like fun, but good luck getting a job
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Hi, Cyprus-based dude working in-office for a ship/crew management company - reporting in...
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>>913201
MSC fags up in this

>>914704
Learn your contract. Enjoy the cold. Everyone is an alcoholic. Everyone is weird AF.
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Cal maritime cadet checking in.
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>>917316
>cadet
Don't try to bullshit me, I know it's actually you Boatswain Allen.
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>>917105
do most ships have wifi and shit now?
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>>917475
Not from my experience. It's been a little while since I was on a true commercial ship, and I'm sure it's out there somewhere, but I don't think it's very widespread.

We're still in the infancy of marine satellite broadband, costs are high and companies are cheap.

Email is pretty much standard, mostly you share one computer with email access. Internet is probably available to the Master and Cheng via their computers, but not to everyone.
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s is true that the south pole is off the limits to all nations? i heard its full of usefull oils and minerals... Whats up with that?
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>>911664
Captain Phillips here, I do work on a shit. Did you watch my movie?
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>>917626
humph.
Hopefully if I get the job with the company I'm shooting for I'll be working mostly between FL and Puerto Rico, so I'll have phone service in port anyway
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>>911547
I'm months away from being a master in supply chain management.
Will you guys hate me?
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>>917647
>south pole
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>>917647
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKNlFcg02c
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>>918056
Why?
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