Planning for the worst

It’s quiet on the bridge. The stars rotate over your head slowly, descending to the western horizon as you walk around the bridge, checking the radar as you pass it, looking at the speed logs to make sure everything is as it should be. You exchange a few jokes and sea stories with the deckhand

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Scrambling for your boots

In the Swedish magazine Utkiken, a 10-year-old British schoolboy wrote an essay titled, “Why I Want to be a Captain.” My favorite line of this essay reads, “”¦most people think it’s dangerous to drive a boat, except captains, because they know how easy it is.” I hope my children think I’m that cool one day,

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