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Piegate update
at 11:35 22 Jan 2021

That will teach you for asking J2 for his best recipe.
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I’m having a pretty shoite night
at 17:46 21 Jan 2021

My night got worse...

We were informed by the stevedores that they were running out of twistlocks (the thing that goes on the corners between the containers to lock them together). It turns out we had some damaged ones in our gear bins.

We ended up leaving 30 empty containers behind. Which all told wasn’t terrible. It didn’t stop the company asking stupid questions “how are they in such condition?”. We have 9600 twistlocks, 190 is just under 2%. It’s not bad. After a polite explanation they are thanking me for a job well done. And I finally got 5 hours kip.

I’m just about to go do 100 burpees. Day one of 24 day ocean crossing. 100 burpees a day.
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I’m having a pretty shoite night
at 17:42 21 Jan 2021

Oh the heeling pump on these bad boys is massive! It’s also in the bottom of a cargo hold, with limited access. The engineers moan like hell. I normally have to send ABs to help with this job.
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Homey!! I’ve had an epiphany regarding your cooking
at 09:20 21 Jan 2021

Or, more likely, his cooking will poison her and Homey will be getting sympathy love from a bunch of single mothers.

Either way.
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I’m having a pretty shoite night
at 04:13 21 Jan 2021

I’ve settled in to a chair in the office. My 2nd Officer is a South African, I get on well with him. He pops back in from the deck every now and then for a chat. We know a few of the same people.

Still better now than on the Asia coast, where they work the cargo much quicker.
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I’m having a pretty shoite night
at 02:45 21 Jan 2021

We are in Santos, Brazil. I do day work in port. So I came down to the office to check on things at 0700 before I went for breakfast. I finished at 1800, after being around for the handover between the junior officers. Cargo in progress, 3 cranes, departure at 0630. Everything else complete.

I was about to get some kip at 2020hrs when my phone went. The third mate giving me the good news that our heeling pump is no longer working.

The heeling pump keeps the ship upright in port. We have a panel that has sensors to sense how much of a list the ship has, and then pumps water from one side to the other when that list exceeds the limit that I set.

When I joined I was told that this pump is leaking water into the oil reservoir of the pump. The engineers say they just change the oil when it stops working.

Oil is changed and they say everything is fine. I test it and it’s still not working. Yeah he engineers say it must be working. They have a new mechanical seal for it, but it’s an 8 hour job and they want to do it when it properly fails. Which annoys me as it will “properly fail” in port when it is needed.

After some back and forth the 4th Engineer goes back down to the heeling pump. Apparently it’s making an awful noise.

So now I am the heeling pump. Moving ballast from one side to the other using my ballast pumps.

I imagine I will finish tomorrow once the pilot is off, so that will be around 0830.

I would leave my duty officer to do it, but I need them on deck monitoring cargo and checking the cargo securing as we are going on a 24 day crossing to Singapore.

Balls!
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Settle an argument TWTD hive mind
at 01:17 20 Jan 2021

What kind of holy hell is this sh!t?!?

2000-0000 is the first watch
0000-0400 is the middle watch
0400-0800 is the morning watch
0800-1200 is the forenoon watch
1200-1600 is the afternoon watch
1600-2000 is the dog watch (used to be split into two)

Afternoon starts when the sun is at its meridian passage.

Morning starts at 0400. Forenoon from 0800.

Evening is usually after the 1730 meal until astronomical twilight. Thereafter it is dark, and night time.
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Settle an argument TWTD hive mind
at 00:01 20 Jan 2021

After sunset you have twilight, which is broken down into civil, nautical, and astronomical.

Civil is when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon

Nautical is when the sun is 12 degrees below the horizon

Astronomical is when the sun is 18 degrees below the horizon.
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Some lockdown fun
at 11:37 19 Jan 2021

You had Wakanda but not Sokovia?!
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Oh remembered I have some Wagon Wheels in the cupboard
at 11:53 18 Jan 2021

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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 12:25 17 Jan 2021

I tried the “kill them with kindness” thing. I tried to be understanding.

But to be honest, there’s just no understanding some people.

They are either easily led, or stupid. It has been thoroughly cleared up for all to see which one it is.

I tried. I really tried. But I just can’t deal with people that are so stupid, that they believe saying it’s a Muslims fault, and then being shown evidence to the contrary, to only double down. Well that’s a level of stupidity beyond “bum boys and picaninnies is just banter”.
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More Tory culture war nonsense
at 11:38 17 Jan 2021

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-now-boris-john

Some people don’t want to go through appropriate legal process!
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 11:06 17 Jan 2021

After reading the rest of the thread I have come to the conclusion on whether you are easily led or stupid...

Thanks for clearing that up.
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 10:41 17 Jan 2021

You seem to be unaware of a lot of things.
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 16:35 16 Jan 2021

No facts!

Have you learnt nothing?!
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 16:21 16 Jan 2021

Look, we don’t want facts here. We just want to sh!t in our nappies and blame the brown man.

There’s no room for your kind here, with your facts and your logic.
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 16:07 16 Jan 2021

Nothing to do with the fact that the Tories have cut over 21000 police officers in England and Wales?

Nothing to do with the chronic underfunding of public services?

Just point at the brown man and say “him”...
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 15:59 16 Jan 2021

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/jeremy-corbyn-is-right-the-tories-have-c

Yeah, Khan is the problem....
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 15:01 16 Jan 2021

UKIP/Tory... two cheeks of the same arse innit.

Although I would say both are more what comes out the hole rather than being a cheek.
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Tory London Mayor candidate
at 14:54 16 Jan 2021

It’s allowing the easily led, and the stupid to vote that got us into the mess we are in now...

If ever there was a statement to prove the above point, yours is it. Plus your love for the little blonde buffoon. Who I wouldn’t urinate on if he were on fire.
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