scenes from the sixth boro and gallivants beyond by any and all the crew
December 15, 2011 in Ken's Marine Service, New York harbor, photos | Tags: Ken's Marine Service, line handling, sixth boro
Here was the first in this series.
Size matters. I love watching the line handlers shift lines over to the bollards.
As a vessel arrives at a dock, lines are at ready so that no time is wasted.
Trust and communication are a must, even if no common language exists. And as winter approaches, this work becomes less and less comfortable or forgiving.
Kudos to the line handlers.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
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December 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Beautiful set of photos…
December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Now, if they could only show up on time…
December 16, 2011 at 12:39 am
We used to have a line handling service in Charleston, SC. One ship lost power after sucking up a school of fish and plugging the seachest for the generators. Tugs had to hold it to the dock for more than 24 hrs. Another time the ship’s crew got messed up and started winding in on steel cables they had been paying out on to our line boat…dragging us backward…until stopped just in time before hoisting us into the air by our towbit…then there were the Navy seals who were on the dock one night to protect us during some “labor unrest”…all line handler’s know: “dip your eyes, or suffer the consequences”…
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