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Old 05-06-2013, 01:58 AM   #82
deckofficer
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Fair enough. Being a merchant mariner I've worked with a lot of Dutch deckofficers. One of my former Dutch colleagues stood up in a Dutch court about 3 years ago to testify on behalf of Laura Dekker's seamanship when the Dutch government wasn't allowing her to depart on her solo circumnavigation at the age of 13. She had to get a bigger boat and was 14 when allowed to sail off.
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