Sophomores Trip On Privateer


On Wednesday, March 29, the sophomore class of Vessel Ops went underway on the Privateer to check out a crane that was boarding containers onto a ship headed for the Caribbean. Three of us, Michael, Laura, and I were asked to go in Privateer's wheelhouse. Michael steered the boat, Laura ran the telecom, and I controlled the engage and disengage buttons that controlled the power of the boat. It was a pretty simple procedure though I struggled with remembering to repeat Aaron's commands. it helped me work under pressure because every movement u make is important on the Privateer. Once you engage a movement on the Privateer it's hard to fix it before letting it play out. You need to think about what you're doing before you do it. It made me be more cautious and think things through while underway. I found driving Privateer to be helpful lesson for further experiences underway.