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Ok, what the h*ll are those yellow bags for?
 

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The yellow bags are used for load-testing of lifting appliances, towing and mooring appliances, etc.
The bags are certified for a certain weight and after connecting the bag to the item to be load-tested they are filled with water until the required load is achieved. When the job is completed the water is emptied from the the bottom of the bag.
 

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Ok!, we know know what the bags are, but what kind of ship is it,and what are the windows in the bow for. Please don't tell me that they are for looking out of.
 

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John there are not windows but are portholes lots of ships have them on or near the bows i was on a deepsea trawler in the 1970s and in a force 10.... 3 of the port holes smashed, the sound of them bracking was like the atom bomb blowing up.
 

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John,
It is an 'X-bow' or inverted bow ship - supposed to handle rough seas better.
If you mean the square windows, they are not windows but roller fairlead apertures.
 

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Thanks for that everyone.
 

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In poor weather these are definately better,last week had wind gusting up to 45 kns and never got bridge windows wet.
 

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I've seen the video of these in rough weather as opposed to conventional bowed vessels and I know which one I'd rather be on in such weather, despite having been critical of their looks at first.
 

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