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Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« on: February 23, 2010, 12:32:19 AM »

A group of boats tied up. I am not sure what type of boat they are. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 12:35:47 AM »

There is a story behind the company that owns this tanker.

The company originally was importing oil and distributing it across China, without bothering to pay any customs duty. Is this smuggling?

The company and all its assets, including ships, were seized and were then operated by the government. I am not sure who owns them now.
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 12:37:37 AM »

Some more tankers.
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 12:39:59 AM »

Some other working boats/ships and a dredger I believe.
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 12:56:37 AM »

The most humble work boat of all.

These boats are stationed around the harbour. The crew have a net on a pole and fish the garbage out of the water.

The design of the boats is like a traditional small junk, but without sail. It is possible that they are old converted junks.
The paintwork/decoration is very traditional. At the front is the a representation of a sea god, for protection.

Fishermen across the globe are often superstitious. The Chinese people by nature are extremely superstitious.
For example all Chinese in the South of China are careful about how they eat their fish at the table. The whole fish will arrive on the plate. They will eat the meat off one side of the fish. Then they will carefully lift the skeleton off the fish (without flipping it) and finally eat the fish remaining on the plate. They will not simply turn the fish over to get to the meat on the other side. They believe that everytime someone does this, a fishing boat will turn over somewhere. This tradition is not just among the fishing communities, it is in the general population.
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 09:31:54 AM »

What a great set of photos! 

 Thanks for sharing TT  :-))
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 09:19:08 AM »

Some lovely photo's TT thankyou for sharing them .
One thing that bothers me it the pic of the first container ship , why is it still upright ? , if that was built as a model it would have to have a yacht type keel to stop it rolling over.
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 07:53:57 PM »

There is a story behind the company that owns this tanker.

The company originally was importing oil and distributing it across China, without bothering to pay any customs duty. Is this smuggling?

The company and all its assets, including ships, were seized and were then operated by the government. I am not sure who owns them now.

I thnink the company was taken over by Stolt parcel tankers
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Re: Some boats from South China - 5 Working boats
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 12:31:16 AM »

Some lovely photo's TT thankyou for sharing them .
One thing that bothers me it the pic of the first container ship , why is it still upright ? , if that was built as a model it would have to have a yacht type keel to stop it rolling over.
daz

judging by the curves on the bulbous bow, it still has perhaps 3-4m draft, plus it's common practice to put full containers in the hold and only put empties or lightweights on the deck. 
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