RE 016: Captain of the Ship
May 5, 2017
If you go to sea at fifteen, by sixty five you will have seen and learned a few things.
Rob Anderson certainly has.
They didn’t talk about what Rob is doing in retirement. But they did have a hilarious discussion about his experiences as the Captain or First Mate of the various ships he has worked on.
He tells of experiences like towing oil rigs, and doing duty as the medical officer. There were burials at sea, and a story about what happens when you are shaving without any clothes on while travelling in rough seas. Henry challenges us to guess how that turned out. There were plenty of other stories but you know how colorful a captain of the ship can be, so Henry couldn't air those stories. Ha!
In the later part of the show they talk about the times Rob was the Captain of the ship, “Sea Shepherd” and he was also captain of the ship the “Steve Irwin”.
Sea Shepherd is the organization whose ships deliberately challenge the Japanese whaling fleet while they slaughter hundreds of whales in the name of scientific research. It was at this point that Rob became seriously serious.
If you are interested in conservation on land or sea, then you can possibly work with Greenpeace. Note: We aren't recommending them, we are just giving you the information! You can also visit The Sea Shepherd website. You can get involved, donate, or purchase Sea Shepherd items.
Rob mentions that you can go on board the “Steve Irwin” when it is in dock at Williamstown, talk to the folks, and maybe arrange to sail with them if appropriate. (This is for you Aussies! Can I call you Aussies? I'm not sure of the protocol here.)
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