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I would like to explain a little more about our ship, since some people did not get it...
So, firstly one thing to explain is that our ship is owned and operated by a not for profit organization. This means that in fact none of the officers or even the captain get paid. In fact even with the contributions from the crew ( 1200$/month which includes all food, visas and is even negotiable for those interesting applicants with limited financial means), the ship also relies on sponsorships and donations to keep going. There are no rich owners who sit back and enjoy the ride while paying crew labour away all day. No. In fact everyone helps out with mainentance and operational tasks, and the most labour we do is for half a day. Also crew benefit from learning not only the skills of a sailor and sea person, but also gets to be involved in theatre, cultural expeditions and exchanges and also developing your potentiality aboard a very unique vessel. Our daily dharma is much more than just maintenance and cleaning. We have formal dinners together where we do activities such as speeches, reading abstact writings together, parlour style discussions, also acting classes, morning meditation 2 days a week, and much more. Our ship attracts alot of philosphers, artists, performers and adventurers. Unless you have been on the ship it is difficult to understand it's magnetism, I know, but I assure that most every former crew member has had an experience of lifetime significance. I ask only of you readers, not to judge, and to realise that there is more to living on a unique vessel with people from all different parts of the world in remote areas than monetary issues and transactions!!!