Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Christoph M again

Christoph MA little bit more on the Christoph M.

Often when these boats tie up and the tide goes out, they end up listing somewhat as they come to rest on the bottom.

This is certainly the case with the Christoph M, but she also appears to have slid out sideways to deeper water on the muddy bottom.

If you look closely at the gangplank, you will see it's somewhat shorter than the gap there.

This used to happen to my platform in Fareham. The tension on my ropes worried me in the beginning, so the crew had to have been somewhat concerned for their mooring lines, and the possible consequences of them parting.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:41 PM

    She didn't leave her anchor 50 metres out this time. Wonder why the different procedure.

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  2. Anonymous4:24 PM

    I see the tin rat-guard has fallen off one of the mooring lines too :-)

    Pete

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  3. Those are "deffo" working anchors and not just for looks, love the blue highlighting of the hull protection shrouds. I bet they have a ships cat or two to let that rat plate fall off and not be bothered? :o))

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  4. Hi Pete

    I bet those mooring lines were super tight at that stage.

    Maybe the crew were a little nervous about nicking the lines with a bit of tin, causing them to part!

    Cheers

    Tim

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  5. Hi Anonymous

    This picture was taken shortly after the anchor manoeuvre.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. Hi Rob

    What interests me is the massive superstructure up at the forward end there.

    I'm not sure what that's supposed to be, but it must make it hard to see much from the bridge.

    Regards

    Tim

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