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When the Ship Hits the Fan: Rip Roaring Tales from a Life at Sea

Rob Anderson

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Affirm Press
01 August 2020
Biography; Memoirs
Rob Anderson was a magnet for trouble long before he went to sea at 15. But when he became Captain Rob Anderson, one of the youngest Australian masters ever, it was suddenly his responsibility to keep everything afloat - no easy feat when the seas were unregulated, full of madmen, and more like the Wild West than anything on land.

Whether stashing a headless body in a cargo freezer, losing another body before a sea burial, accidentally sabotaging a pub race and causing a riot in Broome, nearly losing his scrotum in a Japanese spa, or catapulting a mate off the roof of his truck while racing from the dock for last orders, it was all part of the job for Captain Rob.

Visceral, charming and definitely not for the faint of heart, When the Ship Hits the Fan is a treasure trove of hilarious incidents, accidents and seafaring shenanigans from working on every type of ship in every ocean of the world.
By:   Rob Anderson
Imprint:   Affirm Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   390g
ISBN:   9781925972993
ISBN 10:   1925972992
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Captain Rob Anderson first went to at 15 and gained his first command of a foreign-going ship at age 29, one of the youngest in Australia. he has since served for 40 years as Master (Class 1, unlimited) and worked as a Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Marine Pilot. he has also lectured part-time over 10 years proudly helping nearly 400 seafarers gain their Master 4 certificates. His wide-ranging experience has included incidents and accidents of every type, in every ocean of the world, including twice having oilrigs sink while under tow. He lives on a small farm in Victoria and rides high-performance motorcycles.

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