The restaurant would be open soon, but I was staying on the deck to see how the tender boat would be ready for us. I saw some crew members working in the cabin of the boat, but the boat was still kept tied to the ship. Another group of crew members started to set the accommodation ladder for something.
At that time, another dirty boat arrived at the Nippon Maru. Russian Immigration Officers! We would not be allowed to land on Oodomari until they finished their work. "Work hard and finish in a hurry! Petty officials! Rosuke!, which is an insulting epithet of Russian" , I muttered to myself, seeing them getting on board. Their boat went back real quick. It would take time to examine all the passengers' passports. I gave up seeing the preparation of the tender boat and headed for the restaurant.
After I ate a set of Japanese style breakfast, I ate a western style one. I was really hungry.
insulting epithet 侮蔑的なあだ名
epithet /épəθèt/ (人・物の特徴を表す) レッテル, あだ名
a racial epithet 人種差別的な言葉
mutter: to speak in a low voice, especially because you are annoyed about something, or you do not want people to hear you