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  • Sea Sickness!

    It is no lie to say that the high seas can get very very rough.
    I havnt been on my first trip yet, but will be shortly. I have been on ships before, which have been quite rough and have not got sea sick, although I have in the past and tend to have a ''light stomach'' at times. The thing is I honestly cant 'test' myself to see if I can take the rough seas.

    Does everyone get sea sick at some stage, or do you simply get used to it being rocky? I also heard that sea-sick tablets work?

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    Well thats a question

    Personally I get seasick...sick of being at sea......boooom tish thank you very much I'm here all night

    Seriously though, I get seasick if we go from a period of nice calm seas to rough seas or are on an "odd course" relative to swells etc. Usually I just go have a lie down till my inner ear gets it Sh1t together again. Most people suffer to a greater or lesser extent, remeber to tell people how you are feeling, dont hide it, you may not get much sympathy but people will know, and remember if you do get sick, at the very least drink water dehydration is a real and proper threat to you. Sea Sick tablets can work BUT you normally have to take them BEFORE you get sick otherwise they are like tits on a frog....useless

    If you're on big big ships (cruise or large box boat) most have flipper flopper stoppers fitted (active roll damping fins)however rough weather dosent happen as often as you'd think.
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    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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    • #3
      Re: Sea Sickness!

      Originally posted by Chiefy
      flipper flopper stoppers
      Brilliant!!

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      • #4
        Re: Sea Sickness!

        Originally posted by Chiefy
        Well thats a question

        Personally I get seasick...sick of being at sea......boooom tish thank you very much I'm here all night

        Seriously though, I get seasick if we go from a period of nice calm seas to rough seas or are on an "odd course" relative to swells etc. Usually I just go have a lie down till my inner ear gets it Sh1t together again. Most people suffer to a greater or lesser extent, remeber to tell people how you are feeling, dont hide it, you may not get much sympathy but people will know, and remember if you do get sick, at the very least drink water dehydration is a real and proper threat to you. Sea Sick tablets can work BUT you normally have to take them BEFORE you get sick otherwise they are like tits on a frog....useless

        If you're on big big ships (cruise or (b)large box boat(/b)) most have flipper flopper stoppers fitted (active roll damping fins)however rough weather dosent happen as often as you'd think.
        Is that right? Cruise ships I understand, but boxboats?
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        • #5
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          You will most likely be sick at some point... I recommend taking "Stugeron" with you (you can get it from most chemists for ?2.99 (in Boots)). It's the best one I have found so far :-)

          Normally if you are feeling sick, after the first couple of hours (or days if its really bad) you start to feel much better. The important thing is to eat and drink plenty of water - otherwise you just feel alot worse!
          ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

          ? Mark Twain
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          • #6
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            On box boats they are a fashion item, the fashion recently has been to fit them, the theory is simple, the less roll, the less stress on the carog ie less chance of it falling off, and as you arent rolling you arent changing course (either by design or being pushed around by the wind/waves) ergo the faster you can go.

            But with these days of slow steaming we dont use them much and they do add to the fuel bill, but it's the ballance between fuel bill, timetable, weather etc etc. We suspect teh fashion is changing and the next 40 new ships wont have them fitted. Also as they breakdown we arent fixing them, however interetingly enough with just one working fin you get 70% damping available
            Trust me I'm a Chief.

            Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
            Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
            No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


            Twitter:- @DeeChief

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            • #7
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              I also get sea sick in some weather, i would recommend Kwells. Also maybe a trip to GP as they can give you stuff on pescription althought they are a little hesitant at doing that

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              • #8
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                btw. you haven't said what kind of ship you are going on - if its a pax ship, don't worry too much about it they will happily inject you with some random chemical (I have no idea what its called) that instantaneously removes the sea sickness for a couple of weeks.
                ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

                ? Mark Twain
                myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by alistairuk
                  btw. you haven't said what kind of ship you are going on - if its a pax ship, don't worry too much about it they will happily inject you with some random chemical (I have no idea what its called) that instantaneously removes the sea sickness for a couple of weeks.
                  Air Cooler Cleaner?
                  Enviromate 2000?
                  RSR?

                  Trust me I'm a Chief.

                  Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                  Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                  No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                  Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                  • #10
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                    Ginger tablets are the way forward if you want a non chemical "cure" but in all honesty I think the best thing to do is man up and power through it. You will feel like utter crap fro a couple of days but then it goes away and all of a sudden you are back to normal and regaling the next lot of cadets with tales of extreme projection spewing and sniggering because you know exactly what it is coming their way!

                    A lot of people will say they don't get sea sick but there is a boat out there that will get them. When I was young I used to get sick on the ferry, I used to feel queasy just thinking about going on it, but then we got a new ferry, and I went onboard feeling very apprehensive and I wasn't sick, and I haven't been sick since despite some of the boats I've been on and weather I've been in. Doesn't mean I haven't felt queasy at some points though!

                    Make sure you try to drink water and don't stop eating, there is nothing worse than trying to throw up and having absolutely nothing left inside you! The only real cure for sea sickness is to find the biggest oak tree you can and then sit under it.

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                    • #11
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                      So you will always get seasick relaly no matter who you are? Is it just a case of feeling like hell for a few days, then you get used to it? And I am on a box boat.

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                      • #12
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                        It depends, if you are prone to it, then you are prone to it, if you arent then you arent,like I said I normally arent, and run about in alsorts of boats, BUT if the wind/waves/course are right then the ships motion can make me fell pretty ickky for a day or so, but then it all sorts it self out and we're off again

                        I wouldnt worry too much about it to be honest
                        Trust me I'm a Chief.

                        Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                        Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                        No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                        Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                        • #13
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                          I had 2 weeks of feeling like hell when I first started offshore, 2 months later I was thoroughly enjoying a force 11. Sometimes it just depends on the boat, they all have a different motion. If your first day on board is straight into a storm it's not going to be nice, but I've known captains to be sick on their first day back after leave. If you can build up to it then it's fine. Just try to sleep long hours when you get the chance and get plenty of fresh air too.

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                          • #14
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                            How often do you experience bad weather, and does bad weather effect huge box boats if they are full of cargo?

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                            • #15
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                              Depends, and yes.......in that order

                              Weather is weather, depending on the run and the time of year the weather will be in one direction of another (southwest monsoon / North east monsoon in indian ocean) how bad it gets is just like home......variable....big bos boats DO move about a bit, again depends on load factor, weather, course steered (required) etc, but they will and can move.Nothing is dead stable.... other than terra firma......even that is up for debate
                              Trust me I'm a Chief.

                              Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                              Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                              No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                              Twitter:- @DeeChief

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