The news of the spread of the COVID-19 virus is abundant everywhere. But behind the news is a tragedy that is happening. Especially with the seafarers. Suddenly there is uncertainty. How are the families at home? What if I get sick myself - is there proper medical care for me somewhere on the wide ocean ...
CAPTAIN JAKE* is gigantic. She is an ore carrier that is lying low in the water today, showing the weight of her load. At the helm of the CAPTAIN JAKE, is captain Stavos. Greek, well-groomed and neat. He is in uniform. Nothing is out of place. The same applies to his cabin from where Danie has a view of the deck.
Clinging for dear life. That was the only defence at that stage. It was the only thing to do against the angry storm that battered the enormous, yet very small ship. With ropes secured on the quay, the enormous vessel inspires trust as if it is unbreakable, but in that storm along the African west coast, the ship is mere driftwood, flung around by the power of the unstoppable ocean.
"Who would have thought that, centuries ago - as the prophets say - a Child would be born in a crib in a manger? Who could have thought that this Child - the Son of Maria and Joseph - would take the sins of this world on His shoulders?