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Yantian

February 6 – We arrived in Yantian yesterday afternoon. It shares part of its harbor approach with Hong Kong. The Hong Kong portions are marked with a line of buoys and a customs station floats among them. The approach to … Continue reading

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“Die Hard on a Ship”

February 5 – Drills are a regular part of life aboard ship. Yesterday was the emergency evacuation drill. When the alarm sounded I grabbed the life-preserver stowed in my cabin and went downstairs to the “A” deck evacuation area on … Continue reading

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Whales

February 4 – We are drifting again today, this time in the South China Sea east of Hong Kong. It’s a beautiful warm day with a light breeze. On my mid-day constitutional I saw a whale passing port to starboard … Continue reading

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Another Idle Day

February 2 – We were underway as of 6:45 am, but again idled shortly thereafter. Latitude:  30°42’35.11″N; Longitude: 125°11’16.92″E. I have learned that our idleness is intentional: The ship is killing time until its berth is open in Yantian, and … Continue reading

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Drifting

February 1 – The ship has been idling in the East China Sea for the last 12 hours. With the GPS feature on my camera and Google Earth, I know our precise location: Latitude  30°47’50.10″N, Longitude 125°20’4.32″E. Nobody on the … Continue reading

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An Eight Hour Stop in Pusan

January 31- We didn’t berth in Pusan until 3 am this morning. Although four of the crew were able to leave for the airport and home (and their replacements came aboard), I would need to be cleared by Korean immigration … Continue reading

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