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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Video 9


 

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  1. Crew change. That has to be easier with one of the parties being stationary!

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  2. Real men doing real manly things, snowflakes need not apply.

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  3. Interesting commute.

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  4. I think I'll give that stuff a miss. The sea is only good for fishing.

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  5. I think I'll keep my job as a Walmart greeter.

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  6. Insane. Of course, they are French.

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  7. My first question is: Who the fuck built the lighthouse in the first place, and how?

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    1. Yup. That's what I'm thinking. I'd love to see a documentary on how that was done that many years ago.

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  8. Ok, so getting on and off is difficult. How the hell did they build that thing in the first place?

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    1. How did they build it? Cofferdam...look it up

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  9. 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)

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  10. And you thought shift-change at your job was a bitch.

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  11. When mens was mens and sheeps was nervous.

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  12. 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.

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    1. 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.

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