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Old 29 October 2005, 10:29   #1
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most dangerous job

With typical Yank understatement they have claimed the "Most dangerous job in the world" title. Most people take this to be true - myself included - until my brother said with his usual sarcasm "of course nobody else in the world goes fishing"!!!

I watched a few progs the other night on the discovery channel about these crab fishermen. Yes of course it's dangerous - yes of course they work really hard and go out in terrible conditions BUT is it really any worse than what countless generations of British fishermen have gone out in? Or oil workers or many other jobs at sea?
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yes its much worse......these crabs r hugeee and they lose 1-2 men each trip
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yes its much worse......these crabs r hugeee and they lose 1-2 men each trip

Why do the crabs eat them???
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Old 29 October 2005, 11:44   #4
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why dont you like our american friends???

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It's long been accepted that commercial fishing is the most dangerous job in the UK, but UK fishermen pretty much can pick & choose when they go to sea whereas, from what I saw in the TV program, these men can only go to sea during a very short season, so have to go whatever the weather.
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Old 29 October 2005, 12:27   #6
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Why do the crabs eat them???
heh yep...the crabs eat them

on a more true note its because they fall overboard and cant be saved or somethin....lol i dunno i just kno 1-2 men each trip r lost
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heh yep...the crabs eat them

on a more true note its because they fall overboard and cant be saved or somethin....lol i dunno i just kno 1-2 men each trip r lost

should be wearin life jackets den!! lol , but honestly , how can 1-2 people die every time , dont these people learn any thing????????
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should be wearin life jackets den!!
They do, but the survival time in those seas is minutes before hypothermia sets in & they are big boats that can't just stop or turn round instantly.
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plus...the money involved in alaskan crab fishing in unreal(a lot)
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I watched some of those programs, for me anybody who does this sort of thing Fishing, Oil rigs, RNLI going out in shitty conditions all deserve a big hand.

To be honest, what i saw of those crab fishing program, i dont think i have the guts to do it, so i dont think we should start a league of the most whatever, just thank f**k most of us will never experience this
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