A cruise ship captain who was forced to take sick leave from his job last month because of a severe bout of ship sickness says he’s “not going to be around for too long.”
A video posted on YouTube shows Captain Ryan “Jay” Brackett of the Titanic cruise ship boarding his ship in Antarctica.
The video shows Brackette, who was a crew member aboard the Titanic for 12 years, sitting with his hands folded on his knees while watching a crewmember aboard the Aurora cruise ship.
Brackett is seen sitting alone in the middle of the cabin, with the cabin door closed.
Braceletless, he can be seen reading a book on his lap while wearing a head scarf and wearing an oxygen mask.
Bracketless, Brackes is wearing an orange shirt and sunglasses and is looking up at the ship while reading the book.
Bracks was forced out of his job in June, according to CNN.
Bracker, who has a masters degree in marine engineering from the University of Wisconsin, said in the video he plans to work at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for the next several months to study cruise ship operations in the deep ocean.
He will be looking to apply for more jobs in the industry.
“I want to be part of this crew, and I want to contribute to the ship that’s on the way out,” Brackers statement reads.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Aurora crew.”
Brackette’s company has already been working to get the cruise line to accept passengers on the ship and it will continue to do so, according the company’s statement.
The Titanic cruise line said the ship was already scheduled to leave Antarctica on Sunday for the Antarctic cruise.