Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN: 9781857883770

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: 224

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A take-no-prisoners approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Don t Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs

- An unprecedented view of the oil industry from the inside-out: Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs since he was eighteen, in locations as far flung as the North Sea, the Middle East, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Columbia, Nigeria, ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 1600940250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others ? and he's survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage, almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions ? not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet ? Carter has worked and gotten into trouble with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884183

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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A take-no-prisoners approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781458744883

Category: Dyslexia friendly books

Page: 233

View: 530

A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

This Is Not a Drill

Adrenalin junkie, oil rigger, motorbike fanatic, madman . . . Paul Carter, author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse, is back with more (mostly) good clean stories of life on the rigs.

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781741751253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 928

Paul Carter is back on the rigs, and back in trouble.

This Is Not A Drill

In his inimitable style Paul Carter regales us with his colourful adventures from the front line of thee oil industry and the far side of civilization!

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884418

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 108

The outrageous sequel to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse) brings more great stories from the far side of civilization - hilarious, full of humour, colourful characters and dramatic action! Just another glorious day in the oilfield for Paul Carter! He s stuck in the middle of the Russian sea on a rig staffed by a crew from Azerbaijan. The choppers are older than him and can only fly by line of sight, turning back regularly due to the weather which gets particuarly interesting when they are past the point of no return with half there fuel gone and they are committed to finding the rig in a fog that s thicker than a Big Brother housemate. The closest thing to a hotel for miles around is the Asylum , a former soviet mental institution that now houses offshore personnel en-route to the rig, where his room mates are Vodka Bob - who drinks Guinness for breakfast when he s not on the rig - Sick Boy, who snores like a pit bull being hot-waxed and Sealbasher . In his inimitable style Paul Carter regales us with his colourful adventures from the front line of thee oil industry and the far side of civilization!

Is That Thing Diesel

The next eagerly awaited, high octane, seat-of-your-pants adventure from the author of the bestselling Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse) sees (the surely a bit bonkers) Paul Carter ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741767350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 954

The next eagerly awaited, high octane, seat-of-your-pants adventure from the author of the bestselling Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse) sees (the surely a bit bonkers) Paul Carter circumnavigating Australia on a bio-diesel motorcycle.

Is that Bike Diesel Mate

Telegraph In this outrageous sequel to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, worldclass rig pig Paul Carter's at it again: breaking machinery, defying death and causing mayhem... With action and chaos galore, This Is Not a Drill cracks ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889665

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 963

Oi, mate, is that monstrosity diesel? From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life. Take one mad adventurer and a motorbike that runs on bio fuel (cooking oil i.e. chip fat to you and me) and send them with one filmmaker on a road trip around Australia just to see what happens. What you get is a story full of outback characters, implausible (but true) situations, unlikely events and unfortunate breakdowns, all at a break neck pace. Never one to sit still for long, this is what Paul Carter did next. Whether you've been shocked, delighted, entertained, horrified - or all of the above - by Paul's stories whether from oil rigs or the road one thing is for sure, they are always high octane adventures.


A Definitive Guide to Behavioural Safety

(Here's a challenge: Read the Australian book Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whore House by the Australian oil worker Paul Carter. The tales he relates are hair-raising, but an excellent example of ...

Author: Tim Marsh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317236076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 552

This book makes the case that far too much work undertaken under the banner of ‘behavioural safety’ is overly person-focused. ‘If you can walk on hot coals, you can do anything – so be safe’ needs to be dismissed out of hand, but also more advanced techniques based on coaching and empowerment fail to reflect the fact that, as ‘Just Culture’ models show, the great majority of causes of unsafe behaviour are environmental. Our methodologies mustn’t focus on the person with an open mind that there may be an underlying root cause; they must start from the statistically proven assumption that there is an underlying cause. This shift in mindset has a profound impact on the type of methodologies we must lead with, how they are used, how they are perceived, and last but certainly not least, their efficacy. A Definitive Guide to Behavioural Safety is a one-stop guide to all of the core theories and principles that underpin behaviour-based safety. All front-line behaviours that lead to incidents and injury are covered by the term behavioural safety, and getting to grips with the behaviours that might lead people to engage in unsafe or risky behaviour is crucial to prevention. In this book, internationally acclaimed behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh leads the reader through the three main strands: The awareness approach. The walk-and-talk approach. The Six Sigma safety or the Deming-inspired ‘full’ approach. Going through the very latest innovations in the field, the book covers the systemic approach to safety observation, measurement, intervention and analysis, but also incorporates emotional intelligence training aimed at enhancing supervisor–worker trust and communication more generally. A Definite Guide to Behavioural Safety is a perfect guide for any professional, whether you’re aiming to set up an ambitious and wide-ranging behavioural safety programme from scratch or you’re looking to refresh or extend an existing approach.

Wild Man from Borneo

These characterizations persist into the late twentieth century in the figure of an orangutan barmaid in Paul Carter's allegedly factual Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse (2005).

Author: Robert Cribb

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824840267

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 913

Wild Man from Borneo offers the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of Europeans in the seventeenth century. The red ape has engaged the interest of scientists, philosophers, artists, and the public at large in a bewildering array of guises that have by no means been exclusively zoological or ecological. One reason for such a long-term engagement with a being found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is that, like its fellow great apes, the orangutan stands on that most uncomfortable dividing line between human and animal, existing, for us, on what has been called “the dangerous edge of the garden of nature.” Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which its human attributes have been both recognized and denied in science, philosophy, travel literature, popular science, literature, theatre, museums, and film. The authors offer a provocative analysis of the origin of the name “orangutan,” trace how the ape has been recruited to arguments on topics as diverse as slavery and rape, and outline the history of attempts to save the animal from extinction. Today, while human populations increase exponentially, that of the orangutan is in dangerous decline. The remaining “wild men of Borneo” are under increasing threat from mining interests, logging, human population expansion, and the widespread destruction of forests. The authors hope that this history will, by adding to our knowledge of this fascinating being, assist in some small way in their preservation.

Game Set Cash

Game, Set, Cash! will appeal to anyone who loves scallywag stories in the spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Paul Carter's Don't Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs. 'A terrific read, and not just another 'racket'. Hutchins shines!

Author: Brad Hutchins

Publisher: Black Incorporated

ISBN: 9781863956598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 669

Welcome to the hidden and lucrative world of tennis trading. Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke's dream: being paid to watch sport. The 27-year-old Australian was employed by a secret gambling syndicate to follow the pro tennis circuit as a sports trader, using his mobile phone to relay results and beat online gamblers to the big pay-offs. His stories from the road would make anyone jealous: watching the world's best tennis players and partying in a new country every week, with cash to burn and no strings attached. But like card counters in casinos, sports traders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends courtside, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from the game. Game, Set, Cash! will appeal to anyone who loves scallywag stories in the spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Paul Carter's Don't Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs. 'A terrific read, and not just another 'racket'. Hutchins shines!' - Paul Carter, author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse.

Toxic and Intoxicating Oil

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse. Boston: Da Capo Press. Carter, Paul. 2007b. This Is Not a Drill: Just Another Glorious Day in the Oilfield. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Author: Patricia Widener

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978805055

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 557

When oil and gas exploration was expanding across Aotearoa New Zealand, Patricia Widener was there interviewing affected residents and environmental and climate activists, and attending community meetings and anti-drilling rallies. Exploration was occurring on an unprecedented scale when oil disasters dwelled in recent memory, socioecological worries were high, campaigns for climate action were becoming global, and transitioning toward a low carbon society seemed possible. Yet unlike other communities who have experienced either an oil spill, or hydraulic fracturing, or offshore exploration, or climate fears, or disputes over unresolved Indigenous claims, New Zealanders were facing each one almost simultaneously. Collectively, these grievances created the foundation for an organized civil society to construct and then magnify a comprehensive critical oil narrative--in dialogue, practice, and aspiration. Community advocates and socioecological activists mobilized for their health and well-being, for their neighborhoods and beaches, for Planet Earth and Planet Ocean, and for terrestrial and aquatic species and ecosystems. They rallied against toxic, climate-altering pollution; the extraction of fossil fuels; a myriad of historic and contemporary inequities; and for local, just, and sustainable communities, ecologies, economies, and/or energy sources. In this allied ethnography, quotes are used extensively to convey the tenor of some of the country’s most passionate and committed people. By analyzing the intersections of a social movement and the political economy of oil, Widener reveals a nuanced story of oil resistance and promotion at a time when many anti-drilling activists believed themselves to be on the front lines of the industry’s inevitable decline.

In Search Of The Holden Piazza

The Aussie road trip will never be the same again, Holden should name a hatchback after them – PAUL CARTER, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs In Search of the Holden Piazza This page intentionally left. Front cover.

Author: Chris Warr

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741156033

Category: Humor

Page: 264

View: 771

It takes a strong man to resist the strange allure of a Holden Piazza, and at the age of eight, lying on his parents' lounge room floor watching Sale of the Century, Chris Warr didn't stand a chance. An unhealthy obsession was born. The Holden Piazza, a glossy black wedge-bonneted sports car, was the ultimate prize of prizes on Australia's richest quiz show. Unfortunately it was also frequently the butt of jokes from motoring critics and the general public alike. Its launch in 1986 attracted comments such as, 'Holden Piazza; the answer to the question nobody asked' and 'exhilarating in the hands of an experienced driver . . . dangerous in the hands of others'. So it's not surprising that less than 200 new Holden Piazzas were sold in Australia, and less than 80 are still on Australian roads today. Chris lived with his hidden shame for over a decade, until fate led to a meeting with Joe Kremzer, a fellow Piazza aficionado and a dream was born. Together, they would go in search of the Holden Piazza - indeed they would go in search of the Holden Piazza IN a Holden Piazza - travelling the length and breadth of Australia seeking out owners past and present of this iconic if much maligned vehicle. Their quest results in a quirky, laugh-out-loud adventure, in the tradition of Tony Hawkes (Round Ireland With A Fridge) and Dave Gorman. A rollicking great read for all motoring tragics and anyone who likes a beer and a laugh, In Search of the Holden Piazza is as Australian as pie and sauce or a beat-up FJ Holden.

Eat Beat Sleep Repeat

This book describes my life and experiences as a Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) worker in the oil and gas industry, from trainee to fifteen-year veteran.

Author: Amos O'Henry

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781649696922

Category:

Page: 438

View: 509

This book describes my life and experiences as a Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) worker in the oil and gas industry, from trainee to fifteen-year veteran. My career - so far - has included stints on four offshore facilities and one major onshore LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project. I currently work on the World's largest floating object which I helped build in South Korea over a three year period. These experiences have been unique in many ways, but are conveyed in a very human way; I was not interested in writing a technical book, a history of the industry, or an environmental tome of monumental importance. This is just a story of my life as a FIFO worker during one of the busiest and most interesting times in the industry, particularly Australia. For example, my current facility was the first floating LNG plant ever designed, and is a game changer for the industry, but the process is described in laymen's terms, easy to understand. We have also seen major upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; border restrictions, enforced separation and isolation, falls in oil prices and increased Unionism. In short, this is a description of a unique way of working and living. It involves a cast of hundreds of characters, places and events, most of them amusing, some of them sad or possibly even exciting, a lot of them are things that are small in their own way but have never been presented in a book, with the possible exception of "Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse ". It is what we do on a day-to-day basis when we are at work, and I believe that a large amount of "normal" people are very interested in this lifestyle, apart from the 150,000 plus FIFO workers based in Australia, Canada and elsewhere. It also openly and honestly describes my descent into depression, sometimes so bad I wanted to suicide. FIFO can be hard. FIFO is a different life altogether, it comes with its own issues and problems, from distances travelled, the method of getting there, fatigue, dangerous conditions, depression, anxiety, separation from family and The World, huge relationship hurdles, as well as the concept of being trapped by the lifestyle and the large salaries, the Golden Handcuffs as we call it. In fact, this book is a study of Australian working culture in many ways with all its blemishes. The lifestyle is not for everyone, especially offshore, and many people have crashed and burned in the time I have been in the job. We do a minimum of 12 hour days, 7 days a week, up to 28 days straight, sometimes longer when storms hit or choppers fail. At the same time a lot of us get paid well and we get decent breaks where we spend that money we earn. And we work with some of the best people on the planet, even if the Companies and their management structures leave a lot to be desired. I hope you enjoy it and find it interesting.

The Death of Rock n Roll the Impossibility of Time Travel and Other Lies

Exploring the role of art in society, the novel stresses the importance and function of music in our lives.

Author: Duncan Milne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781489534781

Category:

Page: 294

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Kenneth Ramsayer-loner, self-proclaimed scientist, unapologetic conspiracy theorist, and rock 'n' roll authority. Initially an escape from the asphyxiating judgment of his parents and the incessant torments of bullies, rock 'n' roll became Kenn's entire world. Providing the soundtrack to his life, defining his experiences, and leaving him with an insatiable desire for knowledge, music spoke to him while burning like an addiction; Kenn's rock 'n' roll obsession could never be satisfied-there were simply too many gigs and not enough time-until now. Kenn has discovered the means to access the depth of live shows that had previously eluded him by traveling through time to any gig ever held. Discovering startling revelations in his travels, Kenn will soon find out exactly what he's willing to sacrifice for his obsession. With a burdensome knowledge that propels him to action, Kenn will have to step up in order to prevent the death of rock 'n' roll. Facing threats from evil forces, conspiracies, and even a friend's errant philosophies, Kenn is poised to become the defender of rock 'n' roll. Forced to overcome these perils in 4:4 time, Kenn will have to succeed if he hopes to see his friendship and his precious rock 'n' roll survive. An intelligent satire, The Death of Rock 'n' Roll, The Impossibility of Time Travel and Other Lies cleverly uses the concept of time travel to delve into larger political and societal issues. Exploring the role of art in society, the novel stresses the importance and function of music in our lives. Venturing to subtly describe rock 'n' roll history and how it reflects the human experience, the novel eloquently explains how rock 'n' roll can be a call to arms against the day's primary issues. An imaginative story of passion and rock, this exciting adventure will reinvent time travel while keeping readers glued to the page. A fresh take on time travel, The Death of Rock 'n' Roll builds off of the resurging interest in the alternative music scene between the late seventies to the early nineties. Utilizing a strong narrative and social commentary, the novel strikes a particular chord with anyone who seeks the means to enjoy rock 'n' roll's past. An arresting story of personal growth that delves into the timeless catalog of rock, this one-of-a-kind novel shows that lyrics are no substitute for life experience. "A compelling story that sticks in your head like a favorite song." -Paul Carter, author of Is That Thing Diesel? and Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse.

Australian Book Review

... CARTERDONT DON'T TELL MUM I WORK ON THE RIGS , I SHE THINKS I'M A PIANO PLAYER IN A WHOREHOUSE TELL MUM THE RIGS I WORK ... be soft when you're working in the oil business , and Paul Carter is a lot of things , but he ain't soft .

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Shark Week

"Don't tell Mum," he added. "I won't!" "It's settled, then." Big Rig shook himself so his trunk wobbled. Littleneck laughed. The sea otter was curled up against Rig's side, gnawing on a crab, as the five of them lazed on the wharf.

Author: S. Park

Publisher: Rainbow Dog Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The ocean is vast and mostly uncharted. In these nineteen stories, authors imagined some of what might be happening under the surface of the waves. Or in some cases, on dry land when water-dwelling creatures pull themselves out of the ocean into a world of furry and feathered animals that they struggle to relate to. Dance in a cuttlefish rave. Join a shark as she attempts to build an airship. Attend an underwater ball thrown by crab-aliens. Watch the last Asian dragon perform in a whale and dolphin circus. Listen to a ballad sung by lobsters and whelks. Hunt for a killer shark with two waring ocean races under a tense truce. Ride squid with the Hell’s Anglerfish seal gang. But above all, don’t forget to bring a wet suit! Featuring stories by Louis Evans, Allison Thai, Koji A. Dae, Gustavo Bondoni, Nenekiri Bookwyrm, Kary M. Jomb, Huskyteer, Kittara Foxworthy, Daniel Lowd, K.C. Shaw, Willow Croft, Mary E. Lowd, James L. Steele, Su Haddrell, Daniel R. Robichaud, Frances Pauli, Mark Slauter, Jude-Marie Green, and S. Park. Scroll up and grab a copy today!

Seized

This book delivers." • -- Paul Carter, bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs and This Is Not A Drill • "In this heart-stopping account of his work recovering stolen (or otherwise illegally-seized) ships from 'hellhole' ...

Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889126

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 643

Outpirating the pirates with one of the most interesting men alive: Max Hardberger recounts his adventures repossessing ships and sneaking them out of lawless, third-world countries, often under threat of death or imprisonment. His journeys lead him from corrupt ports in the Caribbean to the ice-bound docks of Vladivostok. His adventures in rescuing ships pit him against a rogue's gallery of antagonists, including Haitian rebels, modern-day Caribbean pirates and Russian mobsters. • Capt. Max Hardberger uses every trick, tool and tactic at his disposal to right wrongs and out-pirate pirates in this action-packed expose of the seedy underworld of international shipping. As a professional ship extractor, he risks death and imprisonment in dangerous third-world ports to steal ships from modern buccaneers and corrupt governments and deliver them back to their rightful owners. In the course of his adventures, he's had to outwit resourceful crime families, subdue armed soldiers, and turn the tables on clever con artists. He's escaped imprisonment in Venezuela and avoided death at the hands of the Russian mafia. Because Max shuns the use of force, the ingenious methods he must use to accomplish his missions are the stuff of legend he's employed a witch doctor in Haiti, tricked armed guards off a ship in Honduras, and rented a brothel in Mexico, all to thwart the designs of ship-thieves. Seized! is an intense, fast-paced window on the underbelly of ocean shipping, where all power comes from the barrel of a gun, and the only law is the law of survival. -- "Max Hardberger, maritime repo man extraordinaire ... Using a combination of ingenuity, stealth and good old-fashioned derring-do, he has made his name retaking vessels which have been hijacked or which, through local corruption, are impounded by authorities hungry for bribes." • -- Sunday Express • "With most people, the longer you spend talking to them, the more normal they appear. With Hardberger, the reverse applies. Just when you think you've heard it all, he comes up with something wilder ... Over the years, he's distracted crews with prostitutes and witch doctors, bribed officials to look the other way, conned Russian mobsters and hidden from naval radar by riding out thunderstorms at sea; he's even taken a 10,000-tonne freighter out of Haiti while the 2004 revolution was going on around him." • -- Guardian • "Required reading, fascinating. Maritime Repo Man Hardberger does it tough; his life is flown by the seat of his pants, or shipped, much like his profession ... This book delivers." • -- Paul Carter, bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs and This Is Not A Drill • "In this heart-stopping account of his work recovering stolen (or otherwise illegally-seized) ships from 'hellhole' ports, commercial captain Hardberger proves himself tough as a tank and articulate as a poet ... [He] has a seafarer's gift for atmospheric storytelling, layering details to create a sense of place, history, and foreboding ... Hardberger's escapades make undeniably fun reading." • -- Publishers Weekly • "One of the strengths of Hardberger's book is his prose, which is lucid, entertaining and dramatic." • -- Daniel Sekulich, author of Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Day Pirates