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its hard to describe how a man could left everything he had on land and went out to sea...
its even harder to describe how bright the stars at night and how fresh the cool morning air when you are in the middle of the ocean...
the hardest thing is to describe how close you are to death and how god could took your life at any time...
come to sea and see for yourself...


come to sea and see for yourself

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

the story of a watchkeeping officer - stories from the Gulf of Aden

entri cerita orang tua2....budak2 dengar je jangan menyampuk...

i try to put gambar...but the internet is sungguh slow like tenggiling

One thing that I always look forward to when sailing is having PASKAL team onboard our good vessel as shipboard protection units while transiting piracy area.

The sight of BM5 and its helicopter or zodiac coming to our vessel is something not many could experience.
But stories from members of our nation special operation units are thing that everyone really looks forward to hear.

Many of the members of shipboard protection units came from special operation forces well known to the public..PASKAL..GGK…PASKAU are the norm in the military. 

It is something different when you have these guys on board. They recall their stories in the good old days when in basic training, going abroad for peacekeeping missions in some god forsaken land of no peace and sometimes stories you never know from mainstream media or from any popular military blogs or forums.

At least we heard something else apart from vetting inspection, port state control, SMS compliance and all sorts of day to day demands and messages which kept on coming to our vessel.

Truth to be told, I am excited to sail due to Ops Fajar, having the chance to see BM5 and having PASKAL onboard protecting our ship. It is above everything else. OK I lied…it’s because of money that I took the path as a seafarers really..but there is some fun here and there..

To myself, the PASKAL team and I are like families. Some of the members I knew since I was a kid and for most of the time I grew up with these guys around, meaning to say having them onboard is like having part of my family here. 

Its good to have you guys here. Nicely done.

-come to sea and see for yourself-

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