Day 10:19 am
A website dedicated to the writings of the sea, ships and all who sail in them? It sounds strange as who knows what the Merchant Navy is or what those at sea actually do all day, those working in the industry it is. Is not the Merchant Navy something to do with fishing or fighting? What is interesting about this? “Getting a real job”, some would say, and ask “so why not have a suntan.” So why would anyone be interested in a website full of stuff that nobody cares? beats me. If one were to look through endless Marina and Nautical webs sites available or if you had to go to a bookstore and look at the available literature on the subject this is what you can find.
Ten books on the “Titanic”, dozens of “how to sail around the world in a plastic boat with a sail” DIY books and a couple “when shipwrecked or attacked by pirates and biographies. This is all good and I must admit that do with the sea and ships, but aoh long time! Merchant Navy today is not about sails and pirates, it is not sinking sailing ships and unqualified people in the world of adventure, not about scurvy and cannibals abroad and is definitely not on fishing and catching the nearest ferry to France! Merchant Navy really started to be recognized as early as the fifteenth century. That was when hard men in small boats, they faced the oceans in the name of exploration..continue reading