JC007: Drilling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge


 JC007



Cruise diary


Day 12: Friday 16 March
Sampling area: TOBI survey
Position at midnight: 13º22N 44º59W

Michelle writes:

Kay and myself have spent the last few days interrogating our lovely crew, and in some cases our reputation and camera preceded us and some of the crew became rather bashful!  We decided to ask a range of questions to try and find out what makes them tick. Today meet our Ship's Master Antonio Gatti and Seaman Steve Day.....

 

Name: Antonio Gatti
Hometown:  Scunthorpe, currently living in Madrid
Position: Master
Favourite thing about your job: The people I meet
Least favourite thing about his job: Being away from home
Do you ever get seasick?  Yes
Favourite place in the world:  Home
Worst nightmare:  Drowning
Three words to describe yourself: honest, outgoing and responsible
Would be reincarnated as: I don't believe in reincarnation
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea:  Time spent around the Antarctic
Why did the chicken cross the road?  Because he was stapled to an elephant!
Favourite saying: “Broad sword calling Danny Boy”

 


Name: Steven Day
Hometown:  The Midlands
Position: Seaman Grade 1-A
Favourite thing about your job: Travelling and getting to see all the interesting science on board.
Least favourite thing about his job: Voyages that are too long.
Do you ever get seasick?  No
Favourite place:  The countryside, away from the sea.
Worst nightmare: Working with Bob!
Three words to describe yourself:  Outgoing, outspoken, and talkative.
Would be reincarnated as: A person in the Egyptian empire, or someone living during the Greek times.
Most interesting thing that ever happened at sea:  I worked aboard a cruise liner for a while, and a LOT of interesting things happened then.
Why did the chicken cross the road?  Can’t remember.
Favourite saying: “Come here, I’ve got a story to tell you!”


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