I Hitchhiked a Cargo Ship to Wherever it’s Going
ships transport the world, but why I know absolutely nothing about them, sometimes when I think about how our world really works, I wonder who are the people who chose to live on these floating cities, how unusual life on board is real and more importantly our story today even for a civilian like me it's possible to get wow with over 90 000 active
ships around the world. The
shipping industry is responsible for importing and exporting almost every commodity and material we use in daily life and with those 90 000
ships constantly sailing back and forth with millions of products on board, my logic was what a difference it would make , if a few people would come with me now.
Yes, that seemed like a ridiculous idea, but the thing about ridiculous ideas is that most people don't even think to ask, so let's find the answers to all these questions by trying to
ship one of these via hitchhiking to where they are
going where we rolled to the bigg est port in europe here in denmark to try and talk to a few people and see if we can hitchhike a
ship. No, there's a big sign that says no people, okay, that's an office Hitchhiking a
ship to where it's
going, do you think we can stop by?
Okay hello how are you guys you work for a freight company if you are alright so we try to hitchhike the
ship and so you see all the trucks go by all the time ok maybe you want to get this room just step in ok i feel like patchy right now now i feel like i feel patchy without pushing a card that maybe oh oh wow uh okay you just push a button and the door opens up uh that was easy can't believe we're sneaking around in this damn harbor right now a lot of people in yellow vests would have been yellow vs Would have been great we would have liked to try and have a chat These guys down there what is if they kick us out, yeah, I'm worried about that.
I have an absurd question but we are trying to see if it would be possible to hitchhike a
ship to two companies that allow it, I think dfds is your best bet I also sell merchant
ships myself and am trying to get a friend to to get on board and they said no no civilians on board yes so DFDS is my best dfds time see if we can persuade them to let us onto their
ship I guess when we entered their office let us ours Mics totally failed and left us with that noise as we flipped through the footage we thought we lost that whole defining moment until for whatever reason we can't explain it came down to that we're basically trying to hitchhike a
So absorb the experience of boarding a
ship and join them. This is something you want to do today or you are in the future not today in the future, um, that's something I need to deal with. I haven't had it yet but we have a lot of
ships so maybe we can make it but wow that's the fact that you guys are even listening to this is great thank you thank you so much. I wish you a nice rest of the day. Goodbye, after a few days of emailing back and forth, Danish
shipping company dfds seemed very relaxed and receptive to our whole inquiry and basically replied straight away Read this here Hi Thomas, our captain is open to the idea of let me know if you have any questions.
Dude, all they asked us in return was to send them part of the B-roll with the capture of their
ship, since their routes from Denmark usually start less than a day, they let us choose one of their routes in Europe and we settled on the best we could imagine, the 3 day trip from istanbul, turkey to trieste, italy lets go oh my god i have to answer that let's go we thought that was impossible to turn around out it's the best thing possible yes well istanbul here we are and as eric never checks his emails he had no idea we were asked to get on the boat as soon as we landed at 1am are.
Do you know where? we're leaving right now oh no we're just barking the
ship no we're not leaving we're not
going to the hotel we're
going straight no we're not leaving because it leaves at 6am so we're
going to sleep on the boat tonight it's so crazy yeah yeah that's it oh my god thanks oh wait oh what happens it's only trucks coming in and it's like 1am right now so where do we go in here hey I wish where the cruises go we to the dfds
ship dfts yes yes ok hello uh we are
going on the dfds
ship hello oh amazing perfect thanks
going on is she like the concierge so is the blindest thing i have ever walked in an episode where i thought we were
going to be in a hotel right now and now we are
going to sleep on a
ship looks like we are
going on li ke a two month trip oh my god dude whats up wow oh my god what the oh thanks thanks nice to meet you thomas nice to meet you nice to meet you i think so is an event for everyone they are so tourists are here let's wait i think we will live here for the next three days i will accompany you on this journey it feels like we are in a space shuttle there is an elevator oh my god there are 10 floors yes ok oh my god dude wow this is how the world moves oh amazing oh there are snacks.
You're just gonna sit here and watch me sleep. Yes, good night, good night, sleep, that's a long life. I am moving. Do you feel where we're
going? You our master would like to greet t o is now on the bridge, old deck and the cool deck. I told you there will be a pool. I'll show you a surprise tomorrow oh my god that's no pain we went swimming i made fun of you i won't lie i laughed at you of course welcome wow your mustard wow hello master nice to meet you that's crazy i feel me like in a space
ship how long have you been a captain um since 2013 2013 yeah he was crazy very cool this is totally new to us i mean i don't think a lot of normal civilians come to a place like this and see what it's like within a few minutes so many of my questions were answered and so many new ones were born.
Now how many of those trucks could this
ship take for 400 for that health 437 trucks, it doesn't make sense. He said like you're on a
ship you have to find your hobbies, yeah that's exactly how it is. There's so much time I like to draw and photograph and do a few sports that you do s ports here, yeah, it is there a gym yes dude we have it yes play basketball oh there is a basketball hoop lots for us to do on this
ship and our day tomorrow would be really interesting tomorrow is
going to be a good day yes Eric oh there he is Eric who is this eric eric it's me thomas what's up brother how long have we been at this floating rock like eight hours maybe nine hours we've been here for 10 years.
I have an idea, I want to create a website and this makes it a seamless process for you to start online business. Are you talking about Shopify right now? great name yes shopify shopify is a website that exists and actually sponsors this video and does exactly what you describe exactly basically shopify is where we seat discover oh a clothing brand i'm wearing right now, launched, ok It made it super easy, I had no prior ecommerce experience, it allowed me to open the shop, it takes away all the different technical steps and it's basically an opportunity for entrepreneurs up around the world to start their business I don't want to stop you from starting a great business but it's just that you are a planet.
No I'm not part of it it's for a 14 day free trial in the description if you want to set it apart from the entrepreneurial community and launch your ecommerce platform whether as a side hustle or your main business this really bridges the gap and allows you to do it with whatever technical skills you have in the meantime yes you can shower i smell i smell i or something, for our second day of the trip our plan was to help the crew on some of their daily tasks to follow while they're on a voyage and so I guess t that leads us to the next segment of the
Much happier morning. Captain. Oh yeah baby, oh damn foreigner Make sure everything is
going well. You know the engine does the engine stuff a diary also we wanted to get a very rare peek into the engine room ok that's for you whoa ow im ready dude i'm ready too i'm ready too it's really nice your vote for a not second how far do we go oh my god we're deep in the motor now this is the shack it's a 50 meter shaft and that's not above average that's a very big shaft oh we are just at the top of the shaft doing a fire drill i don't know if anyone here knows its not real these guys take me seriously holy i can't see anything here yeah how was the ending although it's amazing , maybe we should tell them it was just that smoke machine yeah yeah ok now we can move on to the next scenario oh really next scenario abundance damn i still have my computer in my room.
I went out and got on the security boat. Check out it's right over the water. This thing is at a 65 degree angle. it's for 40 people you gotta stay behind us are 41. just send me the footage wow there you control this whole boat of whoa holy shit my god works fine we will be sure holy this is crazy now spin the pool eric what do we're just having a little one-on-one game against the captain we're in the middle of the ocean right now and he he's the captain controlling this all almost passed wow well captain wrecked yesterday in baltimore that's the full time job yeah let's do it the only one in their fleet that has a pool and they said there would be a pool and I was upset and then there's a pool oh it's sea water what it is sea water hello foreigner it's crazy like playing basketball in the middle of the greek ocean I honestly can't believe it it's even half yet yes we are closer and closer to the crew and just before Eric had agreed to opt out of one of their leit end up having engineers cut their hair who had never done it before, how many times have you done that, that's about six or seven times nice i thought he'd say i've been doing this for years we wanted to talk to them about it talking about what life on the boat is really like for long periods of time, so what do you hate most about me and eric?
The captain of The Vessel that's pretty cool to say huh yeah a little bit his watch is 4pm to 8pm and then 4am to 8am Very cool eight weeks in a row we're on board and the other four weeks I'm on vacation so it's eight weeks and then four weeks free
ship the worst thing is we are miles away from our family friends. Sometimes we come back home we could see a lot of things are changing, it's a bit difficult to deal with it, it must be difficult to have a family with family, it's not like any other job, it is a cool job yes but you know sometimes it's challenging yes it's one of the hardest things i've ever experienced yes and when i have to close my front door i'm separated from three people it's tough , when my daughter was about two or two years old, we had a couple of phone calls, you know, and she was trying to get on the phone to get here.
Yes, you know, it's hard. I know, son, look who's here. He beat us a boy I always dreamed of not working stable place my work area always moving always changing location it makes me feel good are you happy to be captain now can you do yes you choose the group yes that is why this crew is so cool because you are cool so v we put together a good crew yes yes you are right yes love you guys to my family love you man that was so awesome dicaprio what you got on your head what is that oh you look really good really wow cut for an hour oh my god we see land we see country good morning so much fun to travel with you yes i am sad about that also where is that actually yes you know from this place you became a member of us oh that is so cute oh so awesome we must give you some seat discomfort yes i am so sad too this is my most disliked one part of the videos my best wishes oh thats so cute come back soon yeah