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Merchant ship. Be afraid - be very afraid.

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Welcome aboard. And brace yourself.

 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Merchant Panto. Jap & the Big Ship.

"Behind you!"
"Oh no it isn't!"
"Oh yes it is!"
"Oh no it isn't!"
"Oh yes it is!"
"Oh no.......Oh FAR-R-R-K!!!!!"

 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Looking again at that merch rapidly approaching the tug, the bloke on the right looks like he's preparing to throw a heaving line up to the blokes on the foc's'le. What do reckon the chances are he made it first time :)
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Looking again at that merch rapidly approaching the tug, the bloke on the right looks like he's preparing to throw a heaving line up to the blokes on the foc's'le. What do reckon the chances are he made it first time :)

Actually wrecks, looking at the deck , it does look like they are about to take it under tow. I don't fancy that blokes chances with the heaving line yet can't see how else they intend getting a pilot line across. Unless there is a RAS style rifle launched gizmo out of picture. Wouldn't fancy trying to take lines across in a seaboat either in that sea state.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Mirror - Signal - Manoeuvre.

{Captain to On-Watch Helmsperson}
===========================

"Come on woman! Y'can get a fu**ing BUS through that ga............"

 

0G1N

Lantern Swinger
{Captain to On-Watch Helmsperson}
===========================

"Come on woman! Y'can get a fu**ing BUS through that ga............"


Where do you get these phot's from cracking, that reminds me of a pusser's war canoe wrapped around a tanker in the Gulf name escapes me begins with an S..........
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Merchant Kerplunk.

"Harbour Stations - Harbour Stations!"

"Let's get these fu**ing containers of cheap
Chinese Christmas decorations delivered to
Southampton then...."




"Right....let's try leaving harbour again shall we?"




"And someone get the me the prick who stowed that lot!"
 

Pontius

War Hero
I wonder what the duty deck-ape was thinkin' as he saw it getting ever nearer.

Stamping his feet and having a hissy fit, "but we have right of way".

(See, even WAFUs did rules of the road =))

Edited to add: I think I'd be sh*%$ing myself when I realised it was an LPG container.
 
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Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
Had a heaving line throwing competition on a ship I was on. The Radio Officer won and God only knows where he got his technique and experience from! It was prompted from going alongside Norwegian ships and they had a deadly habit of throwing strong fishing line with a chunk of lead attached over. You just do not see it coming. It's dense and it hurts!

Sound description for the Norwegians as well!
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Merchant ship? Everyone who is straight protect your backside.

The expression you seek is 'protect your stern'. However , gayness is not the preserve of civilian mariners so don't cast too many stones........ you good looking young fellow with the firm buttocks.
 
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