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Old 4th January 2011, 11:24   #1
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Talking Captain Haddock - Long and Stormy Adventures Ahoy! - All aboard,We set sail - NOW!



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Welcome to China for the Launching of M.V.whyzag. Please check into the hotel and relax
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Well, you guys are just in time for the Naming Ceremony Party
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Ok Guys , your ride is ready
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The entrance to the yard
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Well, Drooly stuff. However most high cars were Camry’s and Crv’s
(you are now entering the Yard)
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The road to the Vessel
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Old 4th January 2011, 13:02   #2
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Nice style of writing here. Beautiful. Something to do with a ship?
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Interesting style of writing. I had once done somthing similar using the simpsons characters for an office staffing ppt.

Is this an offloading yard for new cars?
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Old 4th January 2011, 15:46   #4
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Nice style of writing here. Beautiful. Something to do with a ship?

you guessed right. most of my family and freinds find it hard to visuvalise a merchant ship based on my explanation so i made up this presentation of various ship pictures in my career to explain it better

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Interesting style of writing. I had once done somthing similar using the simpsons characters for an office staffing ppt.

Is this an offloading yard for new cars?

well, it was the naming ceremony of a new ship that i was taking command of in china for an Indian ship owner and a lot of chinese govt officials attended the same. these cars belonged to these visiting dignitaries mostly and some of them were rides of the shipyard staff

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Old 4th January 2011, 16:41   #5
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(meanwhile somewhere in the waters of the south atlantic which was miles away a storm was born and would one day grow up and well, do what storms do when they grow up ) bash and trash, roll and growl


The Child was in her Diapers when I arrived 2 Months back was now she was dressed as a Bride (for her privacy I have erased her name and funnel and shipside identification)

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Red carpet welcome, Literally. (is the Mercedes smiling too?)

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The traditional, breaking of the C bottle. (in the picture it is just about to kiss the shipside)

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Everybody waited with baited breath as the bottle sped towards the bow. as soon as contact was made this followed (we sailors are extremely superstitious in certain matters)

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First we seek the blessing of the Gods that dwell in King Neptune’s domain

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Well, Time to leave the landlubbers behind. come up the gangway. (Pictures are posted as per relevance and not of the same ship)

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Boys, Watch your step

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No Shortcuts

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Old 4th January 2011, 16:52   #6
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Come on in

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Watch your step. (up the Alleyway)

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Ok, this is your Cabin deck

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The Sight that greets you on opening the door (office)

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Maybe you guys ought to relax a bit (other corner of the day room)

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Why don’t you guys get fresh. (Bedroom is attached to the dayroom office
and washroom attached to the bedroom)

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I am sure you guys are hungry. let us go down to the saloon

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Well, listen to some nostalgic rock now.(the other half is the entertainment room called the smoke room)

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Old 4th January 2011, 17:03   #7
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Did someone just mention he was the college table tennis champion?
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Oh ok , so you need your fitness equipment(the other side)
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Hey where’s the cook? the galley is deserted
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Is he busy disposing garbage?
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Time to go for a round on the Bridge or what is also known as the Wheelhouse
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Starboard side view
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Port side view
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Amidships view
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GMDSS Console (Global Maritime distress safety system)
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Well, time for some fresh air, let us go onto the bridge wing
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Where’s the steward? Is he in the pantry?
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Maybe the Galley staff is arranging the Provisions in the Freezer Rooms
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Let us check the Freezer Rooms
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Lets Call for a Boat Drill (Free Fall Life Boat)
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Good response (Rescue Boat)
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Ok, time to set sail. cast off everything, full ahead
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King Neptune’s Ring of protection
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Ok Mate(Chief Officer) Secure Anchors (view from the Forecastle)
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Mate Reporting , Pontoon Railings (Cargo storage compartment covers)
dropped
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Second Mate (second Officer) Reporting – Poop deck securing complete

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is this storm headed our way?

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storm , this is just a gust (this whisky was good) , yo ho yo.
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storm goes bad to worse
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pressure drop very steep, abnormally low. 956.2mb corrected
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wave height rises to about 12 mtrs, visibility dropping rapidly (the ship in these pictures is 225 metres long, 32 mtrs wide,capacity 76000 metric tons)

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visibility dropping further 1430 hrs ship mean time (following seas, direction from aft)
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This swell knocked the breath out of the lookouts and all crew except for the engine watch keepers who had been doubled up were made to standby on the bridge
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just to give you a rough idea. the vessel was on ballast (empty) and height of the freeboard (shipside height above water was about 14 mtrs) and the hatch cover is an additional about 2.5 mtrs above the deck. so the wave height estimated here is about 16 to 18 mtrs approx
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estimated wave height 20 mtrs roughly
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Wow the last 3 pics are scary. Do the crew need to face the storm in this kind of weather?
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Wow the last 3 pics are scary. Do the crew need to face the storm in this kind of weather?

well, every captain prefers to and does take the vessel out to sea whenever he has the chance to during a storm warning if the vessel is in port or waiting to enter port. we call it riding out the storm. ships are built to ride this kind of weather and every sailor goes through these storms.
i was just lucky to have captured it on cam
( to be honest i was using these pictures as a back up in case of damages to the baby and as documented proof towards the same - guys who sit in the offices tend to stare at you during debreifing at times that as a sailor one wants to break his front teeth with just one blow. esp when they say - 20 metre waves - come on captain, tell us the real story. story my foot - i just scatter these pictures that will follow next and walk away)
we were in constant touch with an argentina coast gaurd vessel during the onset of the real storm, the above was just the onset actually. unfortunately the coast guard was in a worse state as she was closer to the storm centre than we were and so in no real position to help us if we did actually send out a distress call. luckily we did mange to avoid the storm centre passing over us by altering our speed and course. (the usual speed is about 12 knots per hour (we were on a non stop voyage from paradip,India to diamante, Argentina and this storm caught us about 6 days off argentina
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The only safe ship in a storm is leadership..
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true moshin roadster, well said.
on a lighter note, i am like when most guys swear that the scorpio rolls and pitches horribly
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@booboo,

The pics reminded so much of my stint on the offshore oil and gas platform where I used to work in the maintenance dept. The alleys, the doors, the cabins, the open deck are very much similar to the "drilling rig turned into platform" set up. We also used to go to remote platforms using the OSV's and it used to fun ride during calm waters and a puky experience during monsoons. I have seen waves of atleast 10 mts in height slashing the main platforms as well as the OSV's. It was a good experience working on such vessels but the proportions your mentioned are way too ahead.

Keep the pics coming, its time for me to get nostalgic.
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