Another American ship was in port, a nonunion ship. And they crew just happened to be hanging out at the Oasis.
If a kid wants to go out to sea, the Navy is a far better choice. I was 16 years old when I got my Seaman’s Documents.I would not change a thing given a chance.
I changed my mind about going back ashore that night. We left the next morning, and I never looked back on River Rouge.
That morning as I climbed on board the ship from the launch, it wasn’t 20 minutes later when the captain ordered everyone on deck with their lifejackets on.
Two plainclothesmen, Federal DEA agents swore that I looked like someone’s brother, and can they please check my luggage.
Just when I thought of reaching up is when the explosion took place. Some of the crew members say there were two explosions.