I still remember with awe and respect my first ship. I was an apprentice deck officer ready for my 1st sandwich course journey and it was back in 1995 when I first met her. After a flight of just a few hours (that seemed like a century to me), after a sleepless night and no appetite for food or water..
..That day, on the waters of the Gulf of OMAN, right outside of Fujairah U.A.E. I raised my head and I knew that I had never seen anything like it before. I knew I was going to live something I had never experienced before.
It was she :