Dredging in Dublin

Dredging in Dublin

Dredging in Dublin

1 October 2020

On the 18th of May, our ships cook Richard wrote a piece about his favourite memories on board of the OOSTERSCHELDE. Today, he tells us how he is doing and what he is doing at this moment.

“As everyone knows, we are still not able to sail with the OOSTERSCHELDE. This breaks my heart. Inevitably, I’ve started working somewhere else. I am still a chef on board of a ship, but not on board of a sailing ship anymore.

At this moment I am working on a dredger. This dredger is going to sea and we are dredging the port of Dublin. We do this so that large, seagoing ships can enter the port of the Irish capital.

This work is fun, and we have got a nice crew on board. But you cannot compare this work with working on board of the OOSTERSCHELDE. What I miss the most, is the sailing itself; a beautiful crossing or the nice places we visit with our ship.

I also miss my gally and the contact with the guests on board. In short, I hope that we can sail with the OOSTERSCHELDE again sometime soon. I am really looking forward to the crossing to the Cape Verde Islands and seeing my friends again.

The OOSTERSCHELDE is still the most beautiful ship I’ve ever sailed on. I miss this lady very much.