Sunday, 18 March 2012

Certificate check day!

There is life around! Today we spotted quite a few of the Masked Boobies. This large sea bird can have a wing span of up to 165cm and they are spectacular divers- once in a while you would see them plunging diagonally into the ocean at high speed.

At reception it is also busy: y
ou would not believe how many crew are there right now! It is just getting crowded! Today is the - lets call it- proof day: Do you have an equator crossing certificate? And the next question: is it real or is it a fake? Among sailors we know what will happen if you DO NOT have one! So if you have one- you protect it with your life! Some have serveral copies of it stored at different places in case one gets lost: you find the copy on iPhones, computers, hidden among official documents...

One who does not have to worry about the equator crossing is:

Name: Jennifer Armasa
Position: Leading Stewardess
How long have you been working for Hurtigruten?From 2004 until now.
How many times have you crossed the equator with a Hurtigruten ship?
12 times.
What do you like best about equator crossings?
The Barbeque outside deck 7.
What are your jobs now during the crossing? Is it a big difference to the normal routine?
It is the same for us.
Is there something you always bring with you on board?The certificate of equator crossing!