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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Aye keith dragging the old foy boatmen out again ...although guess they have all gone now......looked really dangerous job sometimes......some boats didnt look big enough to get the lines in...
    I watched them many times, mooring the colliers to buoys while waiting to get on Harton Staiths. I am sure the boats were ex marine park rowing boats.

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    Curtains, Bloody hell mine where all made out of a cardboard box and doubled up as the A.C. in your cabin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Aye keith dragging the old foy boatmen out again ...although guess they have all gone now......looked really dangerous job sometimes......some boats didnt look big enough to get the lines in...
    When I first left school and got a job on the tugs at Blyth, I was told that one of the foy boats had been under the bow of a Collier to take a headline ashore when someone let go of the anchor. Smashed straight through the boat, luckily no one was hurt but one lucky escape.
    Regards Michael

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    a foy boatmans job was a risky business ....never saw one in an oilskin or other covering at harton staithes or any other docking area .....very skilled small boat operators

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    Would love to do a trip on that big hulk. Just think, your on day work and sitting in the mess room at 7am waiting for the Bosun to come in,
    Then, "Right lads, before breakfast we have to wash down the foredeck." Breakfast must be at midnight.
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    Dess you should ask for a job and finish , then go and turn the sprinkler system on. Cheers JS
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    Unmanned ships in a union, why not.
    They could then join our lot here, there is a union for unemployed persons here.
    Not sure how they pay the fees or where they go?
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    The question was raised last week, how do they get containers off when they are listing.

    Spoke with my neighbor today who works the cranes in port Melbourne.

    He has never had that problem but did see one when Patrick owned one of the docks.

    There were a number of containers at the stern lying precariously to one side.

    The normal crane is made to lift containers that are in the correct position, they have no other movement apart from up and down.

    Two other normal cranes were deployed to the quay side.
    One had a small cage on it into which one of the dock side workers stood.
    The crane lifts him up and with a pole unlocks the catches on the container.

    Then a crane used to load timber logs is used to remove the container.
    Such cranes he tells me are the only ones with enough movement to be bale to do this.

    He belongs to a site, something like this one maybe, for crane drivers globally.
    He said there is one port where there is a 'push' type crane is used to push the containers upright.
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    Certainly a tad bigger than the baby Bays I was on with a capacity for 1600 TEUs! It was bad enough keeping them trimmed during loading and discharge, if you took your eye of the ball and forgot to turn the pump off:=)

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