The sea phase for me was relatively straightforward, apart from being on 2 ships compared the normal 1 in your 1st sea phase. Other than that it was pretty normal.
After finishing phase 1 at college at the end of February, it was just over one week before I went to join my first ship, the MV ENEA in Aberdeen. During this trip which lasted 6 weeks, I spent my time mostly on deck working with the Abs on general maintenance of the ship. This include chipping and painting, alongside any other maintenance that needs carrying out onboard. Alongside this, I spent a lot of time working with AB on deck during cargo operation. The trip was quite good in that learnt quite a lot about what ab job onboard, so I definitely now have a lot more respect for what they do onboard and how much that they can affect the day to day running of ship and important they are to the ship operations.
After 6 weeks onboard the ENEA I was granted a period of leave, before joining my next ship the HIGHLAND PRESTIGE. I spent some think like 11weeks on board, most of which was spent doing a similar sort of stuff to what I did onboard my first ship.