I understood how tough it is to work on a ship
My husband is an engineer, which means he is away from home for long periods of time. I worry about him, so I decided to take advantage of the family onboard program by boarding the LNG carrier Doha with my husband and spending the next month with him while the ship sailed between Japan and Qatar. Even during off hours and at night, my husband would often be running to the engine room if there were problems with the machinery. I saw his work and sweat firsthand and understood just how tough it can be to be on the ship. It was a long trip, and there are many worries, but everyone on board was friendly and I had many valuable experiences: watching dolphins in the wild, viewing skies full of stars, and seeing the sun set below the horizon. It has given me greater respect for my husband's job, and I think it helped us both learn how to cooperate better.