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Old 14 September 2010, 17:31   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Truro-Cornwall & Brazil
Boat name: Bananas in Blue
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-Tec 115
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 378

I was onboard when this was taken, and yes I did feel a little green at times!! Its a 150m pipeline survey and trenching vessel. Gets interesting at about 00:35

I'm guessing the swell is about 10-12m ish........

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Old 14 September 2010, 19:28   #12
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,655
Ouch. We sometimes get the aftermath of rough weather on the cargo that is imported from the UK - over the years there have been a few things wrecked, and if you think that forklift was scary think of one that weighs about 20 tons sliding from side to side right across an open hold. Fortunately there was a Land Rover in the way otherwise the forks would almost certainly have gone out through the side of the boat but the casualty vehicle was - literally - about four feet shorter that it should have been by the time it arrived and the engine and gearbox of the fork lift was lying on the deck underneath it!

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