|German brig docks in VI (Photo gallery)|
|Written by ERIC VOORHIS|
|Friday, 25 January 2013 14:17|
With 18 sails that have to be let out manually, the 164-foot-long, square-rigged ship needs a large crew to operate.
“No one could ever sail this boat alone,” Captain Ulrich Diekmann said on Sunday, when the ship’s crew invited the public aboard to take a tour.
Typically, the Roald Amundsen — which is operated by a non-profit organisation called the Sail Training Association of Germany — has a crew of 30 or 40 people.
“I say every time if you have a bigger crew, it’s better,” Mr. Diekmann said, standing on the wooden deck of the ship. “More hands for the same amount of work.”
Dozens of people walked down the cruise ship pier and onto the tall ship, which operates as a sail-training vessel year-round.
See the Jan. 24, 2013 edition for full coverage.
|Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2013 14:28|