Has anyone stayed on a cargo ship for 10 months?

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Has anyone stayed on a cargo ship for 10 months?

umaan waqar 5 months 1 Answer 89 views

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  1. In the days of old it was not uncommon to stay aboard for years. Sometimes the contract involved a minimum-time commitment that wasn’t necessarily very long, but the contract also only guaranteed a free return ticket from within the same region of the world. With travel being quite expensive, sailors would stay on the ship past their minimum commitment in the hope that their ship would soon be chartered for a trip taking them close enough to home for them to leave and go home for free. Many times this involved waiting for longer than expected, leaving them on the ship for years.

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