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(Sun Sentinel)   If your job is to load a bunch of shipping containers onto a barge, don't treat it like it's a game of Tetris   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 34
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2013-03-06 09:15:48 AM
Hit a paywall.  Think it's a repeat anyway.
 
2013-03-06 09:16:08 AM
Yeah, it's much more like Dr. Mario.
 
2013-03-06 09:17:32 AM
Jenga
 
2013-03-06 09:18:15 AM
How about Frogger?
 
2013-03-06 09:18:17 AM
cl.jroo.me
 
2013-03-06 09:18:58 AM
 
2013-03-06 09:23:31 AM
Straight blocks

/straight blocks all the time
 
2013-03-06 09:24:42 AM
It's time once again to play "Catch it and you Keep it!"
 
2013-03-06 09:25:13 AM
so, admittedly, I don't know too much about the shipping industry.  but, since i live along the mississippi river, I feel like I should, so here's my holiday inn express moment:

is it normal for a barge to be taking to the high seas?  florida and cuba might be close, but i thought barges were primarily for movement of stuff closer to shore...
 
2013-03-06 09:26:13 AM
A container if miller lite was lost... The captain should be hanged for allowing a chemical substance like that to infect our waters. Or maybe given a hero's welcome for not allowing that cral to hit land
 
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2013-03-06 09:26:42 AM

No Time To Explain: Straight blocks

/straight blocks all the time


Don't worry, some people will still fark it up.

I guess I'm jaded, but I don't really care how enthusiastic or hard working someone is at a job if they can't actually do the job.
 
2013-03-06 09:28:37 AM

God--: A container if miller lite was lost... The captain should be hanged for allowing a chemical substance like that to infect our waters. Or maybe given a hero's welcome for not allowing that cral to hit land


That caught my eye too.  Then again, the barge was headed to Guantanamo.  We've outlawed waterboarding so I guess Miller Light is the next best thing when it comes to torture?
 
2013-03-06 09:32:11 AM
I see forklift guy got a new job . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjOvI0TOx98
 
2013-03-06 09:37:08 AM
ih3.redbubble.net
/ would like a word regarding a more appropriate game comparison
 
2013-03-06 09:39:11 AM
There is an interesting site about shipping losses worth a look.
 Google The Gallery Of Transport Loss
Many Failboats ,Failtrains and Failiaircraft to be seen there.
 
2013-03-06 09:39:24 AM
The Fail Boat soon will be making another run...
 
2013-03-06 09:42:32 AM
Darrell Sheets is headed to Florida on rumors one of the containers holds a safe...
 
2013-03-06 09:47:23 AM

WorkingInParadise: Darrell Sheets is headed to Florida on rumors one of the containers holds a safe...


that is Jared and Brandi Man..  Everyone knows they love the safes.

//that show is a horrible, fake train wreck that I only like because of Brandi's O faces...
///I have a buddy in the hills that can tell you all about that.
 
2013-03-06 09:53:12 AM
media.hamptonroads.com
media.hamptonroads.com
 
2013-03-06 09:57:33 AM

WordsnCollision: [media.hamptonroads.com image 557x330]
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So thats what it looks like when your chips come in...
 
2013-03-06 10:00:31 AM
Did Ziggy get out?

/obscure
 
2013-03-06 10:03:52 AM
Avoid the paywall by opening in incognito window (in chrome)
 
2013-03-06 10:13:26 AM
"The rest appeared intact and attached to one another, with the exception of one crushed container filled with crates of Miller Lite beer."

You guys are slipping.
 
2013-03-06 10:26:26 AM

EngineerBob: WordsnCollision: [media.hamptonroads.com image 557x330]
[media.hamptonroads.com image 585x439]

So thats what it looks like when your chips come in...


no-no, that is what happens when the Chips hit the Sand.

\\ I'm sorry
\ seriously
 
2013-03-06 10:33:48 AM
Of course you wouldn't want to treat it like a game of Tetris. I'd think the company men would be pretty pissed if you kept making the bottom layers constantly disappear. That's just a waste of time; you wouldn't get done for, like, 113 layers of containers--when all you needed was, like, 5. That's a lot of work for little payoff. I would hope you get paid by the hour or container moved (but not actually delivered). And I don't think you'd make enough in your crane-operating lifetime to pay for all the goods you evaporated into thin air.
 
2013-03-06 10:41:42 AM

escherblacksmith: EngineerBob: WordsnCollision: [media.hamptonroads.com image 557x330]
[media.hamptonroads.com image 585x439]

So thats what it looks like when your chips come in...

no-no, that is what happens when the Chips hit the Sand.

\\ I'm sorry
\ seriously


cache2.allpostersimages.com
I'm going to need to see you guys' punning licenses.
 
2013-03-06 11:20:57 AM
"with the exception of one crushed container filled with crates of Miller Lite beer. "

I blame the choice of beer. Everything would have gone OK if they had used Genuine Draft instead.
 
2013-03-06 11:52:07 AM
s17.postimage.org
 
2013-03-06 12:44:10 PM

pute kisses like a man: so, admittedly, I don't know too much about the shipping industry.  but, since i live along the mississippi river, I feel like I should, so here's my holiday inn express moment:

is it normal for a barge to be taking to the high seas?  florida and cuba might be close, but i thought barges were primarily for movement of stuff closer to shore...


Yeah, but it's not like the ones you're used to. They do it between Oahu and the rest of the Hawaiian islands all of the time. HNL is the only deep water port that I'm aware of out there. Basically there the barges are wider and longer than a river barge, they only tow one at a time,  and they are towed by an ocean going tugboat rather than being pushed. The cable is usually about a half mile or so long when they are out to sea.

The one they sent out to Wake, IIRC was about 170' long and 60 or so feet wide, they'd usually have about 160 20' containers on there.

Basically like this:
www.foss.com
 
2013-03-06 01:01:08 PM

vudukungfu: It's time once again to play "Catch it and you Keep it!"


Look at me! I'm a turnip!
 
2013-03-06 01:05:15 PM

catzilla: vudukungfu: It's time once again to play "Catch it and you Keep it!"

Look at me! I'm a turnip!


Not one, not two, but THREE SOLID GOLD BARS!
 
2013-03-06 03:16:18 PM

buzzcut73: pute kisses like a man: so, admittedly, I don't know too much about the shipping industry.  but, since i live along the mississippi river, I feel like I should, so here's my holiday inn express moment:

is it normal for a barge to be taking to the high seas?  florida and cuba might be close, but i thought barges were primarily for movement of stuff closer to shore...

Yeah, but it's not like the ones you're used to. They do it between Oahu and the rest of the Hawaiian islands all of the time. HNL is the only deep water port that I'm aware of out there. Basically there the barges are wider and longer than a river barge, they only tow one at a time,  and they are towed by an ocean going tugboat rather than being pushed. The cable is usually about a half mile or so long when they are out to sea.

The one they sent out to Wake, IIRC was about 170' long and 60 or so feet wide, they'd usually have about 160 20' containers on there.

Basically like this:
[www.foss.com image 850x224]


thanks for the response.  the whole world of shipping stuff really is pretty fascinating.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:44 PM
The Miller was for the guards at Guantanamo. Even today, with how much we spend, we still can't get our servicemen real beer?
 
2013-03-07 12:26:21 AM
Any site requiring logins or registration to read articlesFrom the  "Rules" of submitting linksFarking paywall site mother farkers, evar notice that?/sick of it!
 
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