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Washing down

A.B. at work on M.V. "Aureol" whilst crossing the Bay of Biscay in 1966.
No safety harness but at least the bucket was tied off!

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Painted the mast once in such weather: the next job was to scrape all the glass on the bridge house with a razor blade!
The position is given as "crossing the Bay of Biscay": why are the derricks still topped?
I see the man climbing at right, and I see a bucket and a piece of clothing between the nearest derricks, but I just can't make out what this clothing contains: where's the head of the feller? Are that his feet nearest the bucket? Regards, Stein.
 

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Hes leaning over the rail' and his head is hidden by the cross over' thats could be the bosun climbing up the rungs to give him a tell off...
regards Dick.
 

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