Thanks Alta Red:
it's still up here and I'm watching it now, interested since I spent years at sea on freighters. Now they are seventeen to twenty times the size vs. ''then'', and they have now half the crew or less if they can get away with it (see flags of convenience): we were usually 40 crew in the 1960's on 12,00 BRT break-bulk vessels: Today for example the ''OOCL Hong Kong'' (210,890 GT) with 18 crew vs. such an old freighter who had 40+
This is a typical breakdown of crew members:
Master, C/O, 2/O, 3/O.
C/E, 2/E, 3/E, 4/E + reefer electrician (sometimes two of the latter if they regularly carry a high number of reefers).
Cook/steward, A/S, Messman.
Bosun, 2 AB's, 2 or 3 O/S's.
Some companies don't carry a Bosun, the deckies just get on with the job. Almost the same manning levels for just about any ocean-going box-boat these days.
Parts of the story also deal with ''bunker fuel''/particulate matter etc., and will put the current VW Diesel ''crisis'' into better perspective.
https://www.knowledge.ca/program/freigh ... e-shipping