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blue shark
1st Jun 2012, 07:21
I want to share a video with you that I made. I work in the harbour of Antwerp (Belgium) I'm curious at your reactions..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdQj_3k5FY

Sorry for my bad English..:oh:

waveskimmer
1st Jun 2012, 10:36
Very good,informative interesting,music not quite my bag, and I know some fellow Brits who speak worse English! :ok::ok:

tony draper
1st Jun 2012, 10:44
Had the best fist fight in me life in Antwerp,it were concidered a draw by the audience,one disputes that, tother bloke had more lumps and emitted more blood.
Dont approve of they container they ruined the seagoing life, however good video.
:ok:

DX Wombat
1st Jun 2012, 11:29
The skill of the crane operators who unload ships has always amazed me. Thank you for that. :D
PS - your English would put to shame many a feeble attempt at foreign languages perpetrated by UK citizens.

sitigeltfel
1st Jun 2012, 14:38
Not Antwerp.......just A-Twerp...........

Containercare news article 1 (http://www.containercare.co.uk/news1.html)

"The 2002-built gearless boxship with a capacity of 4,100teu was on its maiden voyage"Better luck next time :}

RJM
1st Jun 2012, 15:00
Fascinating. You asked for responses:

- What are 'flippers'?

- How do you know you've got a proper grip on the containers? Is there a camera to guide you?

- Obviously the Liebherr machine you're in and 'driving at 5kmh' is an overhead container crane. Is it on rails? It would be good to see a shot of the whole machine.

SMT Member
1st Jun 2012, 16:16
Not Antwerp.......just A-Twerp...........

Containercare news article 1 (http://www.containercare.co.uk/news1.html)


Excuse me while I have a WTF moment but, seriously, WTF? Can our nautically minded inhabitant, perhaps, explain why a skipper would try parking his boat like that. Looks like a women driving, if you don't mind me saying so, but surely the merchant navy has not sunk to such lows as to promote a skirt to the rank of commander?

Or was the boat, per chance, built by Toyota and they got caught in a "damn, the speeder's stuck and, oops, there goes the steering" moment?

One had always been convinced skippers took great pride in how they got their floatsam in and out of harbours, if nothing else but for the chance of looking dashy, but our friend here does test that hypothesis quite strenuously.

Then again, there was also the case of a HMS pigboat, decked out with more navigational bells and whistles than we're allowed to know about, what got stuck on a bit of sand, or rock or whatever it was. An Italian Commander (I use the term loosely in this case) also showed us how best to conduct rescue operations from the comfort of solid ground, having hit another rock and spun 350 meters of floating gin palace around, onto ground and on its side, so perhaps those sailors really are quite disposed for hitting solid objects the wrong way?

waveskimmer
1st Jun 2012, 17:50
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Looks like a women driving

Nothing compares with that for entertainment value or rather, watching them try to park :E

Fox3WheresMyBanana
1st Jun 2012, 18:39
Like it:ok:

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blue shark
3rd Jun 2012, 17:12
- What are 'flippers'?

Flippers are like 4 metal plates about 80cm lenght, this makes it easier to grab a container.

- How do you know you've got a proper grip on the containers? Is there a camera to guide you?

We do have a camera, but we only use when we need to work behind a blok. Otherwise it's to hard to control the swing..

This is the cabin view, at the right side you can see 2 screens, 1 top view camera and one screen with all the technical data.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/7299/25nov011.jpg
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2925/25nov008.jpg

- Obviously the Liebherr machine you're in and 'driving at 5kmh' is an overhead container crane. Is it on rails? It would be good to see a shot of the whole machine.

This liebherr is a version on 64 rubber tyres:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg834/scaled.php?server=834&filename=gopr4258.jpg&res=landing
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2664/img2379o.jpg
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5691/nikon7.png
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7131/141111009.jpg