Till the wheels fall off

We’ve been busy here on the C-Performer. Running a lot this hitch and this week is no exception. Made a three day trip loaded to the gills and got back into fourchon midnight last night, 20 hours later here we are with another 5000 barrels of 16.3 salt mud and taking on cement again. Some deck cargo later tonight and then back offshore. They really should start thinking about renaming this the Fast Performer! It’s all good though, I am getting more DP days towards my certificate and the hitch is flying by. Even got to take a couple good pictures last hitch and today while tied up in the bayou.

TLP Marco Polo and the Ram Charger and C-Provider


Stone Explorer pushing her barge up against the bank in order to get on the wire


HOS Strongline southbound in the bayou, I love the look of these big boats


Really just another day at the office, except it has also been one full year of employment for me here at ECO. While there are things I don’t like about my job, thats really just how it is at any boat company, and I am still happy to be where I am. So everyone at home have a drink for me, to one year in the pumpkin patch and hopefully many more.

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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3 Responses to Till the wheels fall off

  1. Sharon Brown says:

    To you! Thank you. Shar

  2. Judith says:

    Hey Ben,

    Thank You for all the wonderful pictures and bits of news!!!


  3. Nate Lammers says:

    Nice! a friend of mine is the 2nd Mate aboard the Strongline!

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