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bobdoc

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Calisha
« on: May 17, 2007, 08:27:32 pm »

My contribution - and an antidote to all those "big uns"

This is Calisha (PD.235) entering Aberdeen Harbour at about 6:20 this evening

A lovely mild sunny evening, too

Bobdoc
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DavieTait

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Re: Calisha
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 11:05:15 am »

Originally a Dutch built beam trawler ( fished for Plaice and Sole ) now operated by West Coast Sea Products as a Scallop dredger
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Re: Calisha
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 12:44:58 pm »

 ;) i have just finished as mate on a ship like this and take it from me after 4 or 5 days those big guns would be very handy ,,,,, they could use them to wake the crew up ! ive tried everything else  ! ;D
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Re: Calisha
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 03:13:31 pm »

nice one 68 :)
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bobdoc

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Re: Calisha
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 11:32:31 pm »

Thanks for the info Davie.

I often drive past the harbour on the way home. This vessel caught my eye by lying so low in the water and then the much more open deck than usual for North East fishing vessels.

Your explanation is interesting

Crew looked nice and relaxed - probably considerably more "relaxed" a few hours later!


Regards

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DavieTait

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Re: Calisha
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 12:12:36 pm »

As 68 says the working days on these scallop dredgers is hellish lol , sometimes hauling the dredges every hour and working 20-22 hour days for a week at a time on the bigger boats !!!

There are a fair amount of these boats in the NE but you only see them in the summertime. Like the old Herring drifters did these boats work around the entire UK. Summertime they fish from Gourdon ( south of Aberdeen ) to Shetland. Autumn they fish the West Coast into the Irish Sea. They overwinter fishing down in the Channel and in the spring they work up the East Coast of England.
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Re: Calisha
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 08:01:31 pm »

as you have pointed out these boats worked very hard and long hours , the vessel i was on worked from cardigan bay to the english channel , now retired due to falling in love ,have now been turned into soppy git ! ;D ;D
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