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Old 25 November 2011, 11:47   #1
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Mucky container ship?

Saw this fuel container running at the oil jetty today with smoke billowing out of the stack,
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Nice.
Makes you wonder. ......
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Surely just an e-tec with the wrong oil ?
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Looks like to me its a crudie starting its engines up getting ready to sail !
Berth 5 at Fawley marine terminal , i should know because i work there !
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Berth 5 at Fawley marine terminal , i should know because i work there !
Small world, I was there all afternoon as well!

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Saw this fuel container running at the oil jetty today with smoke billowing out of the stack,
Not Euro 5 compliant then
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Looks like to me its a crudie starting its engines up getting ready to sail !
Berth 5 at Fawley marine terminal , i should know because i work there !
First time I have seen such an "aeriel slick" from starting, thought it was on fire first, must be a two stroke
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When the marine diesels on here start up it looks like that, and thats running on diesel not crude!
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Hmmm..... also possible they were "blowing the tubes" a process of blasting steam up the exhaust in order to clear the soot from the stack. It's a process we used to apply from time to time. Nothing unusual there really.
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