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Fish Tanker, or How To Dispense With Fish Boxes.

Fish Tanker, or How To Dispense With Fish Boxes.

Snapped this in Peterhead, 11/Aug/07, because it surprised me how mechanised the whole Pelagic effort had become. I hope there's a Blue Tooner who'll put me right, but now that there are pipelines for the big pelagic boats to hook up to and pump their catches straight to the fish processors, will th

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Rob,

I wouldna fancy taking that tanker any distance with fish inside, from an artic drivers point of view, you would feel, that the fish, could be quite bruised by the time they get to their destination. All that stop start, fish sliding around inside, Hmmm nae good at all.

Jim.
 

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Rob Andrew
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From what little I've seen, the spillage/overflow can be pretty bloody while they're being filled.
 

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I used to work in the salmon Jim the guys who drove the salmon tankers said the fish were ok as long as the tanker was full to the brim we water and fish...
 

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yes John, i was just thinkin that!!
when the tankers weren't quite full you just had to watch yourself a bit, it wasn't the end of the world
 

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Any chance the tanks have bulkheads from the top down to the middle to stop ore prevent excessive movements inside the tank ???
 

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a lot of that cylinder shaped tanks do have bulkheads but the salmon tanks didn't as they were converted bulk tippers and were always filled to the top so it didn't matter
 

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Charlie and Leslie,

Thanks for your help, I suppose the salmon or any other fish, are not being transported all that far. I just thought, there could have been a lot of movement inside, but as you say, fill the tank and that will do, try and prevent that much movement. Leslie, how familiar are you with truck weights, trailer and artic combination and axle positions. Will PM you tomorrow with a question or two.

Jim.
 

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