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October 5, 2016

A new boat

BY: Pere Valera



Hello everyone.

New campaign with Oceana. New waters too, in this case Lebanese, and their seabeds – which is what we have come to study.

And a new boat. Which is what I’m going to talk about. We are in a tug of 42 metres in length, 11.4 metres wide and 622 GT, and not exactly new.

On this occasion I’m not going to be the skipper, but I have had the opportunity to steer it. And if I’m honest I have to say that when I came on board I had doubts about the suitability of the boat for what we are going to ask of it.

But often with boats it’s like a relationship: getting to know them gradually, accepting their limitations and asking how far they can go without wanting the impossible. They usually respond as we want them to, and sometimes even better. If we also do the best we can, of course.

There is a lot of campaign ahead. And so far the weather has been more than benevolent. But we hope that the Sea Patron (which is what the boat is called) will continue behaving as it has up to now.

Regards and until next time.