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Old 10th June 2018, 12:38
Dod Caukie Dod Caukie is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1964 - 2005
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Originally Nestor was laid up with two bow anchors and two stern anchors. The first time we had a strong gale of wind the anchors dragged. They were relaid by an OIL anchor handler and four more anchors were supplied and set. We were having to adjust the anchor cables by running the steam winches on compressed air. A very slow process and it was January and it was freezing. I did the first 3 months of lay up and never saw Nestor again.

George T
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