How to stay sane on a ship in the middle of the ocean

Waaa, I’m stuck on a boat with 57 other people for a month,  the work is repetitive, entertainment options are limited and the gym is like, totally marginal.

The Knorr is a big ship as far as research vessels go – but there’s still no getting around the fact that you’re in a little metal box in the middle of the ocean with 47 other people for a month. Add to that the fact that most people are doing highly repetitive experiments all day (and I do mean all day, people get up at 5 am and work until 11 pm) and you’ve got a recipe for madness.

Gee, seems like a soft billet compared to PacCup, SHTP — let alone Volvo or Vendee Globe racing conditions.

read on if you like here, at SciAm

1 Response to “How to stay sane on a ship in the middle of the ocean”


  1. 1 Alex

    shit man im in the same position!! i keep thinking of my girlfriend and my mind just goes haywire!! help

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