Who are they?
Spending days, weeks and sometimes months at sea can put a serious dent in the provisions on board a ship. By the time a ship makes its next scheduled port call, it’s likely that a lengthy list of ‘needs’ will have been drawn up by the ship’s Master and its crew. Once the necessary loading or discharging operations have begun, the captain can turn to the job of replenishing stocks throughout his/her ship. This would be done through a ship chandler.