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Jim72

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Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:54:18 AM »

A friend sent me this video clip of two NZ trawlers in incredible seas trying to cross the Grey River bar. Amazingly I believe the two trawlers made it safely into port.

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2 fishing vessels brave the Grey River bar in full flood Taken at Greymouth, on West Coast of New Zealand

HD Video by Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose           

 http://www.youtube.com/embed/ByGSMmenPDM?rel=0

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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 10:18:01 AM »

The expression "Pass me my brown trousers" spring to mind...
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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 11:03:22 AM »

The expression "Pass me my brown trousers" spring to mind...

And sick bucket.

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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 11:14:10 AM »

these men are crazy
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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 11:24:09 AM »

Just another day in the office for these guy's.
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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 12:19:51 PM »

Stupid is the term I'd use! No wonder the fishing industry looses so many every year.
As so called professionals, surely common sense says wait rather than risk it and take a chance?
 
Anyway, I'm sure it all looks alot more dramatic than it actually was with depth of field and zooming in issues on the camera exaggerating things.
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Re: Two trawlers crossing Grey River bar NZ in horrific conditions
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 02:26:07 PM »

Stupid is the term I'd use! No wonder the fishing industry looses so many every year.

The guy at the start didn't seem to be wearing any buoyancy aids either.  %%
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