Well, that’s quite a nice and convenient way of putting it then. When you go marine, you are usually piloting your specialist craft across the waters of your oceans. You could just say that you have gone shipping. And when you’re online at a brief moment on your craft when you’ve given yourself a break, you’re shopping online for replacement marine parts which can of course now be shipped to any port in the world, should there ever be a need for you.
To have your essential marine parts shipped to any port in the world is akin to saying that all such parts can be sent to all parts of the world. Now that the enjoyment with words has passed, and now that your brief break at sea has come to pass, you can now set aside time to find spare marine parts you know you’re going to need at some stage of your marine cruises. To have a ship or boat break down at sea is a far cry from a car being stuck along the roadside.
The road user can easily dial up roadside assistance and within a short space of time, a roadside assistance vehicle will be sent to help put the vehicle back in use or tow it away. And if that happens, the driver is towed away to safety too. It doesn’t happen like that at sea. If you’re lucky, it can be days before any form of ocean help can arrive. So, it always makes sense to have your emergency replacement parts ready to hand.
And if you’re not a qualified marine mechanic yourself, it’s incumbent upon you to have one as part of your sea-faring crew.