11 December 2008

The Danger of Atlantic Ocean


Me, on board a ship

One of the memorable experience in my life is crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Africa. We were heading for the United States. I never thought that one day, instead of watching the discovery channel or reading wikipedia, I will experience crossing the sea by myself. I would like to share this first hand experience with other bloggers, who knows, you might be doing the same too. It took us two weeks to travel by the sea.
Not only it is dangerous, you have to submit to its ritual. It is a culture and ritual that sailors have to be presented, punished and recognised by the sea King or else, the ship will sink. Sailors believe this and I couldn't run away from the punishment they prepared for us, the newbies.
This was the ship that I boarded to cross the Atlantic Ocean. It's not a cruise but a construction barge.
I had to fly there. Usually we will use Superpuma helicopter with 12 seaters.
I was tortured.


After I was tortured and received my recognition from the Sea King, I received this rare certificate. Only seamen who crossed the Atlantic Ocean will get it. I was given the name "Atlantic Stingray". One of the best experience in my life, I would say.

22 Reptozian Messages:

Mummy Dzeiqry et Dzahra said...

wowwww!!

Bb said...

great experience..

Kris and Nadia said...

Wow !! congrats.. life's been nice to you.. yeay

Ethel said...

Wowww.. you're working on a ship?? (Or just have something to do with a ship? :P) How AWESOME!!!

You know.. after a series of happenings in my personal life, this thought came into my mind last night, that I should go and find a job on a cruise and travel the ocean! Must be interesting.

Willie said...

Mummy > Speechless?

Bb > Rare experience too.

Kris & Nadia > Not all the time. THere are ups and downs.

Ethel > If you are still single, go ahead. Will be nice to travel around the world, like i did. I had been to many countries.

One Other ... said...

Torchured? what is that? is it some kind of an initiation rite? how do the ladies go about it?

for someone who love the beach, im fairly scared of open sea.

Hamidah Mohamad said...

Didn't know that you were a seaman before. Must have lots of exciting experiences and adventures.

Ssembonge said...

Willie, Could you please explain the shower? I'm at a loss.

I hope you had fun.

C.Alv.B said...

Wow..what a great adventure

abang sardon said...

what were doing on that barge willie?

Yatie SawaNiLa said...

wow...... really great experience u have...

what 'u doing there?

tell u... kalau on the ocean... i scared of sinking, shark hihi and ribut........

Willie said...

One OTher > Torture ler...I spelled it wrongly .Ahaks! That's why i said...my English is poor tooo...KEkekeke shy shy Cat ler.rema

Willie said...

Hamidah > I wasn't really a seaman. I didn't work like other seaman.

Ssemboge > It was a nice shower. We were tortured/punished. We were showered with dried peanuts, ice-cream, ketchup and etc to make us dirty and filthy. It was a punishment for being a new seaman. Hahaha

CalVB > I guess so.

Abg Sardon & Yatie > I was assigned to conduct a course for the crews onboard.

Sumuk said...

wowww x30.. it's really something different.. btw sik mabok laut kah :p

dayangkhaty said...

woww!! best eyhh..
p sik mabok kah lamak gilak tas aekk..huhu..

Audio said...

Aihhh...kedak oilrig jak upa kapal ya. And tell me, what kind of `torture' yang di polah oleh sidak to you?

Willie said...

Sumuk > Mabok laut sometimes only. The barge is stable on the sea, except during storms.

Dyg Kathy > that's one sebab i didn't stay long there. OCean is scary sometimes.

Audio > aduh pok. Byk pok. byk torture dipolah sidak ya pok. Mun mok dicerita, nang panjang pok.

Anonymous said...

i was gonna ask what on earth were u doing there but i found the answer through the thread...:)) that was a rare experience i guess.. well done sailor!!

Mya's mommy said...

ops sori its me suzie

Willie said...

anonymous > gld u found the answer.

Mya's mummy > Ahaks!

Miss Moon said...

willie nih org minyak ek ...
i mean kije kat pelantar minyak ..
wahhhhhh ...bowink tak duk kat sitew?

Willie said...

Miss moon > Bosan gilos. Sebab tuh berhenti dah.