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Months at sea with no internet, sailing ship heads back to a ‘different world’

Melbourne academic Christiaan De Beukelaer thought he had signed up for three weeks on the high seas, studying life on a cargo sailboat.

But as his ship crossed the Atlantic in March, the world changed.

  • Michelle Griffin
  • The Age

On March 18, when the Avontuur was halfway across the ocean, the ship’s owner Cornelius Bockerman sent a message to the captain on…

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