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

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And in she goes

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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.

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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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