Ships Nostalgia banner
''Get the Cadet to do it''

''Get the Cadet to do it''

The poor cadets were always given strange jobs. Probably due to the fact they thought we were sober enough. HSE would have had a field day back then. Not sure what I was doing up there. SS Tantulus - Blue Funnel

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,914 Posts
The "strange jobs" seemed to alway's be given to cadet's, deckboy's and ordinary seamen.
Regards
Emmanuel
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,935 Posts
Cadets got the job the mates didn't do and the deck crew wouldn't do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
935 Posts
We must all remember that if YOU can't do it you cannot tell someone else to do it. Would he be rigging a new halliard?????????............pete
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,910 Posts
Going on that floppy bit of string, could well be Pete - trouble is it appears to have a noose on the end! Actually the thing down the bottom end looks like an insulator and a safety loop so I'd say he may be hauling up a new aerial. Are you sure it's a cadet up there, Selwyn?

John T.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
259 Posts
Yes, it was myself up there, but i'm damned if i can remember why i had to up. I remember not having a harness etc and felt safe as houses.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
935 Posts
I think you are right John, selwyn is either rigging a new or de-rigging an old aerial for poor old "Sparkie". Purely as a matter of interest are we to bother about HSE when no1 hatch broaches in heavy weather??? All in a day's work selwyn, all in a day's work...............pete
 

Media information

Category
Life Onboard
Added by
selwyn thomas
Date added
View count
435
Comment count
7
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top