I woke-up yesterday afternoon in time to finish a backload and bring the boat back in.
The shrimping must be really good on the east side of the delta between Main Pass and Baptiste Collette. There sure were a lot of shrimp boats out there.
At about five minutes after midnight, the engineer offered to head downstairs to wake-up the deckhand. When I finally saw him, at about 00:30, I said: "Look, being late for your watch is a write-up offense. I don't want to write you up. So don't be late."
He looked confused, so I reiterated what I had said the first night we worked together.
"Your watch is midnight 'til noon. I expect to see you 10 or 15 minutes before your watch starts so I can let you know what we have going on, help you prioritize if we have an interruption, or whatever."
He looked more confused, then asked: "But what if I'm not awake 10 minutes before my watch?"
I have a feeling the second half of this hitch is going to be a long couple of weeks.