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Jeg var maskinassistent/ enemaskinist ombord på M/S "Hystein",
The load that shift
I was a machine-Assistant on board the M/S "Hystein",
at the time this incident occurred november, 1971.
The boat found themselves in the Skagerrak, a piece of the North-East of fredrikshavn,
bound for Norway. On this tour we had the corn in the hold.
The weather was overcast with strong winds and high waves. I found
me in the engine room, when I noticed that the boat suddenly got a
powerful violation to starboard. I entered the leideren up quickly, in order to
see what this could be, and where I was greeted by
the mate. He told me that the grain cargo had shifted.
He also said that I immediately had to pump water in the port
ballast tank. I had to then make sure that the kind of ID only
should be reduced and definitely not be eliminated completely. When I saw the
how the sea washed over the rail on the starboard side, was
It's obvious that something had to be done, and it quickly.
Had I come quickly up from the engine room, then I came
not later back down, only to "throw"
me of the task I was given. Skrekkscenariet was to be
hit by a big wave from starboard, so the corn slid over to the opposite
site again. The combination of extra corn and ballast to the port will be able to
become quite critical for the boat's stability. After the creation, it was
particularly heart-pounding exciting. A little gallows humor:
"You know there's no bad weather, only bad clothing
and I had the right clothes, so it went well. " I had corrected the boat up too much
and we would be hit by a brutal sea on the starboard? Well, I thought for
a while, even good that we have such a good motor,
for without rotation of the propeller would not it be easy to steer the boat.
But then I suddenly think of the impeller of the coolant pump.
Last time we visited Liaaen Aalesund had there observed that the
was very worn. The person who made me aware of the wear
actually said that the chance that the impeller can break, immediately after we let
pier, could be 50 percent. I had then told the captain about what
he had said, and asked him to order the repair of the pump.
When I later had asked the captain if we soon got "fixed" it, the answer was
that order was rejected, since the boat had just been to the garage
just before I was signed on. The reminder did not exactly
situation somewhat nicer. Such excitement I can well live without.
I think it's ok to read about such things, or see it on film, but to experience
in reality is quite another. I want here get the praise the efforts exerted by the
captain to save us through the the tense situation, now just described.
There he performed by adding the boat at a position, keep him there and then,
in a masterly way, Board of Directors clear the most dangerous Lakes.
Only after the sea had calmed down again, He chose so to continue the transport.
How long we lay like that and just was "at the mercy of" the weather and
the captain's effort felt, of course, much longer than what it really was,
probably extended the period up not beyond an hour. The big kind of
ID the boat got, then the grain shift, we'd probably have avoided with
Korn's closet in the hold, but at the time, the trip went on, until
the reception in Eastern Norway, fortunately without any more drama.
Unfortunately most often occur some errors when I use the program to translation from Norwegian to English.
It has probably occurred here, and I'm real sorry.
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