Back at sea, this is my sixth expedition with Oceana, my first in the North Sea and also my debut as a logistics coordinator.
There have been many pre-campaign preparations and many hours of work focused on making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. It seems that the effort has paid off in the end and here we are at last, aboard the Neptune with our “scientific contraptions”, doing our small part to protect the oceans each day while we sail the waters of a North Sea that has shown us its best side until now, although it does wake up in a grumpy mood some days.
I’m delighted to be here. I’ve wanted to visit this Sea after several sailors mentioned it to us. Not only that, but the atmosphere on board is great and morale is high even though our staff works long, hard days; every night we take the time to talk a bit, watch a movie and stuff our faces with popcorn or just laugh at any silly little thing. This makes life much easier, and I thank you, shipmates.