Where bad choices make good stories
Crew change. That has to be easier with one of the parties being stationary!
Piece of cake.....
Where is this?
Real men doing real manly things, snowflakes need not apply.
Some jobs ... No.
I think I'll give that stuff a miss. The sea is only good for fishing.
I think I'll keep my job as a Walmart greeter.
Big brass ones!
Insane. Of course, they are French.
My first question is: Who the fuck built the lighthouse in the first place, and how?
Yup. That's what I'm thinking. I'd love to see a documentary on how that was done that many years ago.
Ok, so getting on and off is difficult. How the hell did they build that thing in the first place?
How did they build it? Cofferdam...look it up
Pretty damn good at the helm, there.
Alrighty! So that is how Light Housekeepers go to work. I keep hearing about them on the radio. And I imagine the light House was built before global warming and the seas were not as deep.(sarq)
And you thought shift-change at your job was a bitch.
When mens was mens and sheeps was nervous.
Some Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) use hull thrusters for 'Dynamic Positioning'.A vessel with a DP1 (Dynamic Positioning-One) rating is pretty good at keeping station.Later construction OSV specify a DP2 or DP3.As you might expect, operating costs escalate with the added complexity.One of the 'Stans operates a Caspian Sea crew-boat built in Tasmania.This SWATH catamaran is 70m / 230'.With DP21 (!) engaged, the ship crew extends a telescoping staircase to the drilling platform, and the platform crew leisurely stroll to-n-from work.The ship, named 'Muslim Magomayev', cruises at 35kn or about 40mph.Bouncing around on a rope is nuts.
That light (Le Kereon) sits on top of a particularly nasty and treacherous reef (Men Tensel). You might not be able to get there with anything bigger than that small launch they are using. I think the station keeping setup you are referencing reguires a more substantial vessel that couldn't navigate those waters. Not to mention the currents that run in that area can get upwards of 7 or 8 knots.
OK , My commute isnt too bad
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