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Old 05-14-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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I have a question about working on fishing boats. I tried doing a search and while I found a great post from a couple of years ago, it didn't answer my specific question. My question is how common is it for fishing boats to be out at sea for weeks at a time with no way to communicate with the crew and is there an average for how long they are out?

I'm not looking for employment; my reason for asking has to do with a potential tenant/landlord issue.

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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It's common enough; crews are working 20+ hours a day and there's not a lot of time for chit chat. Or any time, really. They are either working like zombies or trying desperately to get 2 hours of sleep before having to go back to work.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Thanks, mizzile. So it's not unheard of that my tenant hasn't been able to communicate whether or not he's planning to return for over a month?
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:41 AM
 
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Most boats of any size I'd think have sat phones by now.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:56 AM
 
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They do. They also have the marine radio and have for a long time -- but these are not available for incidental employee use on the processing ships, and I think that's what the OP means by fishing boats. What mizzle said above is also true.

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