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The other Bahia Castillo affair

July 19, 2012

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The ship that took us from Auckland to Melbourne was the MV Bahia Costello.  She was much better behaved then her namesake, a 9959 tonne lady circa 1913. That first Bahia was a shit storm on water. Like most voyages, the first Bahia Costello started out badly.  Filthy and under stocked, she halfheartedly welcomed on […]

Portrait of the captain as a god.

July 12, 2012

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What is a captain? When you board a cargo ship you meet the captain. He may be drunk in the poop deck or guiding his large family around the ship on a nautical tour. He may show you around the ship or leave you to your room and porthole. He may be young as rain […]