Worse Things Happen at Sea
By Clive Langmead
Nassau Harbour, Paradise Bay. We were steaming straight for the island. I checked the compass and the line of palms – about 600 yards to the shore.
It was shoaling rapidly. Now or never.
There was an anguished cough from the wheelhouse – then silence.
The ship may be bound for romantic places, but for the navigating officer it is no idyll. Comedy, love and near-disaster form the happy blend which makes these real-life stories such an enjoyable read. And the fact that this particular ship, MV DOULOS, is quite unlike any other.
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