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Unfortunately it just wasn't my day. Didn't get it this time. It wasn't a bad effort. Spent over an hour in the exam room covering a lot of topics. I'm a little amazed I did as good as I did. But there were times where I had to admit that I had no clue to the answer on some things and one of those things was a safety related topic. 

But all is not lost, I got positive feedback. While I was told I had gaps in my knowledge and application of that knowledge I was praised for my decision making skills and the fact I clearly thought about what actions I would take and why. 

Not everybody passes their orals first time and this was the first time doing a 1 to 1 session so it was new to me. But saying that as well, a lot to pass the second time round. Don't know when that will be, maybe a month away. 

At least now I know where I stand and what my weak spots are.

If anyone is interested in reading my orals report, PM me and I'll send you a copy. 
That's right, tomorrow I'll be at the Maritime & Coastguard Agencies Head Office in Southampton taking my Orals Exam. The last one and the most important of them all. Everything I've learnt in the last 3 and a half years will be tested tomorrow to determine whether I'm competent enough to be in charge of a ship. Been trying not to make a big deal out of it, but a lot is riding on this. 

Do I think I'll pass? Probably I know all the safety related topics fairly well and I know my 'Rules Of The Road' too. Should know the answers to most of questions that could be asked, or at least know where I can find the answer if I don't know.

So my exam is in the afternoon and just maybe, this time tomorrow, I'll be a newly qualified British Merchant Navy Officer. Hopefully.
The Warsash Ducks,  On a Mission by MerchantNavyCadet
The Warsash Ducks, On a Mission
Since moving back onto campus at Warsash Maritime Academy I've have noticed the ducks seems to waddle their way towards the bar everyday. What are they doing at the bar I wonder?
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365 days have past and once again it's the 4th of July, a day where one country goes crazy firing off fireworks and partying till the suns goes down all because they made the decision to not pay their Tea Tax, which by the way we're still waiting for. 

Yes that's right, it's Independence Day in the USA. So today the words 'Liberty' 'Freedom' 'Independence' and of cause the phrase 'Merica, f**k yeah!' will be said move times then I would said 'please' or 'thank you'.

Now I could just say rubbish and say Yankee this and Yankee that and all that bullshit. But not this year because I've been thinking, that's rare for me. 

But anyway I've had a bit of a ... revelation, for you see the US gained independence from the British Monarch, who by the way has powers vested from god. So, if I've got this right, that would mean, the US rejected the British monarch, therefore... rejected... god? Yes? There's something to think about today. 

But enough deep thinking, lets have another funny point. Well picture 

For you see I like the Red, White and Blue. And I'm not the only one, even some countries like it so much, they put it on there flag. How nice of them.

 

Well that's it from me for this year's July 4th message. Take it easy guys.
  • Listening to: God Save The Queen
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Tea
Unfortunately it just wasn't my day. Didn't get it this time. It wasn't a bad effort. Spent over an hour in the exam room covering a lot of topics. I'm a little amazed I did as good as I did. But there were times where I had to admit that I had no clue to the answer on some things and one of those things was a safety related topic. 

But all is not lost, I got positive feedback. While I was told I had gaps in my knowledge and application of that knowledge I was praised for my decision making skills and the fact I clearly thought about what actions I would take and why. 

Not everybody passes their orals first time and this was the first time doing a 1 to 1 session so it was new to me. But saying that as well, a lot to pass the second time round. Don't know when that will be, maybe a month away. 

At least now I know where I stand and what my weak spots are.

If anyone is interested in reading my orals report, PM me and I'll send you a copy. 

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roodbaard1958 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Made some photo's of the Hyundai Singapore passing Flushing today coming from Antwerp. It was raining cats and dogs most of the day , but the rain stopped for a few minutes. The photo's are not so beautiful if I wanted it, let me know how can I sent some of them to you
regards
Ron
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roodbaard1958 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
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You asked me if I could wacht for the MV Hyundai Singapore when arriving this week at Rotterdam. Hoek van Holland which is the best way to see ships entering the Nieuwe waterweg with as destination Rotterdam/Europoort is at about 2x3 hours travelling from whereI live and you have always to be lucky at Hoek van Holland with the weather for making photographs. The weather conditions in the Netherlands are at the moment quite windy. The whole days we saw just one (sic) ship entering the Schelde with destination Flushing or Antwerp, Belgium. There is a possibility that your ship is going to Antwerp, if so I will make photographs for you
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MerchantNavyCadet Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
That's very much. And when I was on board we were going to Antwerp as well. It was going Europort, Felixstowe, Antwerp then Le Harve. I'm guessing with the winds were so high, Maas Approach were not letting ships come in or out. 
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roodbaard1958 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
She is now lying in Antwerp, Belgium, apparantly she passed in the evening when it was dark. My souse and I are watching when she is going to leave Antwerp and if possible one of us will try to make photographs for you
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dragongillian Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you have a fun one doing what ever you do!
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MerchantNavyCadet Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Spent the day repainting hatch covers and held a anchor security watch while 20 miles offshore from Shanghai. Was spectacular but certain one I won't forget.
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dragongillian Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds fun!(I think...) I couldn't live on a ship I hate boats...they scare me....
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thelynxwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello friend! ^^ I hate to bother you when your probably busy, but I was just wondering if you would like to watch some funny or awesome videos, please check out my youtube x3 [link] Or don't, I'm not going to force you to
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bubblestx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! i was wondering, will one of your destinations during an upcoming travel be in america?
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MerchantNavyCadet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I have no idea. But seeing how the US is one of the biggest economies in the world, it is very likely that I will end up in a US port sometime.
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