Great Boats (cool job)

Let me start out by saying I really don’t think I would change my college experience or choices. However there are one or two things that make me wish I had done the 3rd Mate Unlimited program. The heavy lift ships that call on Fourchon being one of them. To me these little ships look like a really cool job. The last deep sea vessels that really sail. Different cargos, different ports of call, and a handy sized little ship to run. They also have seriously cool cranes, and kedge anchors, what’s not to like?

Here are a few shots of the HHL Mississippi being stopped and backed into the Halliburton slip by the tugs Roland Falgout and David Reese



And in she goes


Then here is the Clipper Nassua at Fourchon Heavy Lift. Awesome looking cranes and I wish I had had a wider angle lens on to get some shots while they were working cargo.





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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2 Responses to Great Boats (cool job)

  1. Nate Lammers says:

    Whats the chance of getting a job on one of those though? I know AMO has the Ocean Giant, and the Maersk Illinois. I also think it would be a fun and challenging job would be working on the Dockwise boats.

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