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noun as in person who makes living on the sea

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The National Hurricane Center in the United States also issued an ashfall advisory for mariners.

The 66-year-old, who is a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, became a merchant mariner because he wanted to see the world.

Unions and labor advocates say there have been numerous instances in the past year of mariners suffering medical emergencies aboard and not being able to go ashore for vital treatment.

The work is risky, demanding and essential — 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported by water — and merchant mariners typically work in months-on, months-off rotations to guard against burnout and the pervasive dangers of life at sea.

Mossman was forced to tell his mariners they had to keep working, a conversation that was replicated by captains and ship operators around the world.

“The immediate effort to cover up what had been done suggested that they realized it was a crime,” said Mariner.

Happiness Like Water, by Chinelo Okparanta; 208 pp., Mariner Books, $15.

Two excellent sources of story material are Professional Mariner and Trains magazine.

The twin whirlpools threatened the affrightened mariner on either side.

The most furious winds the mariner knows are those which he encounters as he approaches the still centre.

There was then in the settlement a veteran mariner named William Kidd.

The mariner suffered himself to be persuaded, and within two days landed his passengers in safety at Nieuport.

Seeing how the master-mariner honours the magnetic needle, every thoughtful passenger will probably consult it in like manner.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mariner, such as: bluejacket, captain, crew, mate, navigator, and sailor.

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