Anyone who sailed deep sea in the 60’s and 70’s had no trouble deciphering the T shirt even if you did come from NZ. One engineer came from the Outer Hebrides and even the wee folk had trouble understanding him.
Not an accident, just a coaster in rough weather in the North Sea:
The JEHAN in turbulent weather in the North Sea.
The photo was taken by Flying Focus.
A bit further north, the longliner Kamaro is seen in the Barents Sea broad side to the weather:
She suffered engine problems near Bear Island:
One AHTS I sailed in had a TV and we rigged up a system with headphones so we could hear it, this was the only display of any description on board. Ear plugs were needed for sleeping and sign language was required for communication.
The gym equipment was on the back deck consisting of pelican hooks, large hammers, pry-bars and large shackles. On the plus side in the rare times the weather was nice the food was dammed good.
An unnamed VLCC under way in calm seas:
It kind of put it in perspective.
Interior view of the sister ships Normand Drott (1984) and Normand Jarl (1985). UT 712 design AHTS:
Fartøysutvikling på sitt beste! Sigmund Borgungvaag i UT kunne omsette tanker og tilbakemeldinger fra brukere til optimale løsninger, funksjons-og kostnadsmessig
Normand Drott is still active as French Rescue Tug VN Rebel:
Normand Jarl was recently beached in Bangladesh:
M/S Normand Jarl - Sjøhistorie