We worry about Swine Flu, if the World Economy problems will affect us and we watch the developments in the Middle East.
Of the world problems we watch, we do not worry since it does not affect us or our lives. Well Sunday that changed for us. One of our nephews, Peter, who is like a son to us, is a Marine Engineer. Last year he made us proud when he passed his licensing exam for 4th Engineer.
He travels around the world and most of the time his route would be from the Korea, China and Japan area to the west coast of the USA, then to the east coast and from there to Europe. And then back around.
Peter usually calls us from each port and lets us know he is fine, where he is and where his next port of call will be.
Well Sunday we received a call and he was worried. He is currently in China and the crew was informed that from there they will go to Singapore and from there to Syria. This trip will take them past Somalia to get to the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean to Syria.
Well this put a scare to all the crew including the Captain. The captain called a meeting of the entire crew and they all voted they do not want to go near Somalia and will go home if forced. The Captain will notify the Home Office of the company. Now we are waiting news of the Companies decision.
I know this can cause a loss of job or problems but we have to wait and see.
I will keep all updated with this decision and if Peter reads this, we are all praying for him and his shipmates.