So we are here at Map Ta Phut port in Thailand. Me and the cadet got all dressed up to go ashore only to find out that the Port Operations Manager has decided that no one can go out of the port after 6 pm. So we live away from our families, make the world move and some nincompoop decides that seamen working 12 hours during the day don’t need a break to go ashore. And the bullshit MLC is in force. The industry leaders didn’t know but we seamen always knew life only becomes more difficult for us with every new Convention. We’re in port and we don’t have any phones available to call home nor phone cards or wifi. I’m gonna write a complaint to the port.