Life on board a seized vessel.

In the winter of 1995 there were a few seized vessels in the port of Rotterdam due too debts of the shipping companies.

The crew had been on the chained ships for over 6 months –  boredom had become part of their routine – and I paid regular visits, even celebrated christmas with them.

They hang around most of the time, repaired bikes and watched vhs-video’s on an old telly.
They received help from a Christian organisation t; food and clothes where brought and services were held at a local chapel.

Both the Russian crew as the men from Sri Lanka where very hospitable, though they lived their lives separately on board of the ship and on land.

The Russian cook thought of me as a perfect husband for his daughter in Odessa.
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