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When working for MSC, I flew into tokyo and boarded the ship in Okuska Japan and took it out to sea. After the pilot had left the ship I was on my own for the next 4 hours until my relief came up for the mid watch. The ship was the U.S.N.S. Pasumsic T-AO 105 a Naval tanker. It was dark thirty out and there were ships all over the place. Did a lot of radar plotting and navigation that night. Threw the Ordinary off the bridge for incompendence in lookout duties (he wasn't reporting the new contacts that kept showing up by the dozen). Anyway Didn't hit anything, didn't run over anything and there were no complaints about my watch standing skills.
Around the Japanese Islands, they have ships and boats are there are cars & trucks in a large city. Anyway that is what it seemed like.

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Around the Japanese Islands, they have ships and boats are there are cars & trucks in a large city. Anyway that is what it seemed like.
Woo-hoo!!.. you seen what it's like off Singapore lately?!?

That is one place I would never want to approach at night no matter what you happened to be sailing on.

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