A Q&A with a Tanker’s Second Mate
“The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
Sometimes it’s two or three weeks on and off, but I really like the schedules because they give me time to do my own thing. Right now, I’m still in British Columbia and am really enjoying my exploration of that province during my time off. I also have time to visit my family.
COVID-19 put a dent in my travel plans for a while, but I am starting to look at visiting other places again, which I can do more easily with my time off. I don’t yet know where I might settle down in a few years, but I am confident that there will be work for me in this field.
“After living in Vancouver, I’m familiar with the issue of underwater noise affecting whales and the major efforts to make ships a lot quieter.”
“Even though it’s a large industry, you find that most everyone knows everybody else, or you have people in common.”