Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sand Serin listing

Sand Serin listingA short way down the river from me is a Cemex yard, just by St Mary's, home of The Saints, Southampton's football team.

The Cemex yard has dredgers coming and going at all hours, day and night. Often discharging their cargo, a very noisy process which takes hours, at some ungodly hour.

Anyway the other night a dredger, the Sand Serin who is a regular there, ended up listing really heavily to starboard for some reason. You can just make her out as she leans over in the picture there.

I was half expecting to hear the crack of her mooring lines parting as the tide went out, followed by a huge splash as she went over.

All was fine though. I suspect the only real problem was an uncomfortable night's sleep for the crew.

10 comments:

  1. We know from experience that a list always looks worse than it is (well, excepting something like the Cougar Ace). When Hendrik lies aground at low tide we guessed her angle was about 20 degrees to the horizontal - she tips over alarmingly and she's tall for a barge so it exaggerates the lean. When we measured it, it's only a paltry 8 degrees...

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  2. Fred (WWR)7:38 PM

    Nothing to do with this post, but I ran across this site on eBay purely by accident. I thought you would be interested in it, lots of Marine wiring stuff.

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  3. Fred (WWR)7:39 PM

    OK here is the link this time http://stores.ebay.com/Genuinedealz_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d999QQftidZ2QQtZkm

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  4. Fred (WWR)7:41 PM

    I'm not doing wee, am I :)

    http://stores.ebay.com/Genuinedealz

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  5. I'm told Sand Serin listed due to some frightening driving by her new skipper, who put the ship into gear while the stern line was still fast to the bollard.
    Whoops.

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  6. Anonymous4:04 PM

    shes probably listing because .a) shes come in on the back end of the tide, b) she could have had a crane breakdown before she took to the bottom, c) the berth needs dredging as it slope, ps any of the uneducated masses want to argue this please let me know i was in the serin for 14 years, and the chief mate of her for 10

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  7. Anonymous4:12 PM

    i agree. you know what your talking about. I cant see why people complain about ships being noisy at un sociable times of the day. Err i think the port was there before you chose to live there.

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  8. Anonymous10:18 PM

    may its people in the new yuppy flats across from the berth whos moaning about the noise, the wharfs where there before the flats, they get 40,000 people on a weekend and all the noise from the football staduim, but dont whine on about that

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  9. Hi Anonymous from the Serin

    Interesting comment, makes sense to me. Thanks.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  10. Hi Anonymous

    The comment I made about the noise was not so much a complaint, as an observation for the benefit of the various readers who have little or no experience of this lifestyle.

    Any hint of whining about the noise was unintentional.

    So far as I'm concerned, I'm moored in what is an industrial area and that's that.

    In reality I love the various comings and goings around me and, hopefully, the various entries in my blog reflect that.

    As a final note on the subject, it's not as if I don't make any noise myself, though I do try to keep it to sociable hours.

    Cheers

    Tim

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