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(BBC-US)   Cruise ships continue to attract tourists.... who come to see fleets of them drifting empty in the English Channel   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 8:12:06 PM  
These two pictures give me an idea....

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2020-08-12 9:53:18 PM  
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2020-08-12 9:53:51 PM  
Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.
 
2020-08-12 9:56:27 PM  

My Sober Alt: These two pictures give me an idea....

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The cruise ship industry probably sees that and thinks "Yeah, but they're already below deck..."
 
2020-08-12 9:59:12 PM  
"The captain of one of the cruise ships parked off the Dorset coast has even started to wave back at his tours using what he describes as a six-foot-long hand made of plywood."
This would be the perfect time for people onshore to practice their flag semaphore.  It's not everyday that you actually get to use it, unless you and your buddies go out onto a couple hills or something just for kicks.
 
2020-08-12 10:06:43 PM  
dig a trench in some city that has high rent price push the engine to the max get it wedged in there, reinforce the base , sell off all the engine / ship part and turn it into housing.
 
2020-08-12 10:11:21 PM  
It's like the seas is covered in giant white ink erasers. Which is what modern cruise ships have reminded me of for years now.
 
2020-08-12 10:11:50 PM  
Sell them to China.
 
2020-08-12 10:28:10 PM  
"We whacked it on Facebook one day," he says

And after the ban, we posted an ad!
 
2020-08-12 10:28:11 PM  

bluewave69: dig a trench in some city that has high rent price push the engine to the max get it wedged in there, reinforce the base , sell off all the engine / ship part and turn it into housing.


Are these things going to be safer on land, or is this just handing out smallpox blankets to the poors?
 
2020-08-12 10:36:11 PM  

waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.


Why do you hate homeless people?
 
2020-08-12 10:37:45 PM  
Sounds like a fleet of emergency hospitals/quarantine ships.  Just need staffing with appropriate medical personnel.
 
2020-08-12 11:28:28 PM  
Not a repeat from 1588?
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2020-08-12 11:36:43 PM  
"Choose a cruise. Choose your ship. Choose your destination. Choose your family adventure. Choose a farking big buffet, choose live onboard entertainment, huge pools, compact rooms and tiny beds. Choose fresh air, stale conversation, and elevated COVID risk. Choose fixed interest ticket repayments. Choose a luxury cabin. Choose your cabin mates. Choose swimwear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit for formal dinners in the same dining room you've eaten every meal for the last four weeks. Choose room service and wondering where the fark you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that deck watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing shuffleboard games, stuffing farking pineapple wedges into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last on a miserable vacation, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, farked up brats you dragged along thinking they'd be impressed. Choose your future. Choose a cruise. But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose a cruise. I chose to be a cruise spotter."
 
2020-08-12 11:42:14 PM  

g.fro: waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.

Why do you hate homeless people?


What? I'd move in. Mask. Social distancing.
 
2020-08-12 11:47:58 PM  
"and at night they illuminate the horizon."

Then how about showing us some of these nighttime pictures?
 
2020-08-13 12:23:15 AM  
"One of the more unusual sights of the coronavirus pandemic has been that of cruise ships drifting around in the English Channel, apparently abandoned at sea."

Bad lie-baiting Beeb, bad.
 
2020-08-13 12:23:40 AM  
Just kick back and enjoy the moment for what it is...

Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover - Live
Youtube 5Nd7EZ3k39s
 
2020-08-13 12:25:06 AM  

Mock26: "and at night they illuminate the horizon."

Then how about showing us some of these nighttime pictures?


Here's a nighttime picture of a herd of black angus cattle in a coal mine near Newcastle.

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2020-08-13 12:35:51 AM  

waxbeans: g.fro: waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.

Why do you hate homeless people?

What? I'd move in. Mask. Social distancing.


I'm guessing you've never lived on a ship.
 
2020-08-13 2:48:21 AM  
cruise ships would make great artificial diving reefs.
 
2020-08-13 8:32:56 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Just kick back and enjoy the moment for what it is...

[YouTube video: Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover - Live]


Between the movie & that song...along w/Monty Python's Flying Circus I did go see the "White Cliffs of Dover"......
 
2020-08-13 10:39:34 AM  

g.fro: waxbeans: g.fro: waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.

Why do you hate homeless people?

What? I'd move in. Mask. Social distancing.

I'm guessing you've never lived on a ship.


I spent a couple of decades living (and working) in ships, off and on, two to three months at a time. Not cruise ships, but 248-ft oceanographic research vessels. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's awful. The vast majority of time it's meh. Factors that determine the difference:

1. Ports of call.
2. Is it a good feeder?
3. Condition of vessel: clean? Well kept up? Rust bucket with leaks in the lines?
4. Weather.
5. Functional anti-roll tanks, or did the EPA turn them into bilges?
6. Movies and other entertainment (and in recent years only, internet access).
7. Fellow crew (marginal difference, avoiding the assholes is easier than it seems).
8. How much am I getting paid to put up with this shiat?

It was another couple of decades before I actually took a pleasure cruise. Postman taking a hike on his day off. 1. and 2. were usually good. 3 through 6 were OK, but I can see how they might not be. 7. was crappy. 8: I have to PAY for this?

I kept waking up on the cruise ship, thinking, uh oh, time for my watch.

And watching whales and sunsets at sea stops being a thrill after a couple of times.
 
2020-08-13 11:28:14 AM  

My Sober Alt: These two pictures give me an idea....

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The ones on the bottom are easier to sink and not miss at all.
 
2020-08-13 11:36:07 AM  

MBooda: g.fro: waxbeans: g.fro: waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.

Why do you hate homeless people?

What? I'd move in. Mask. Social distancing.

I'm guessing you've never lived on a ship.

I spent a couple of decades living (and working) in ships, off and on, two to three months at a time. Not cruise ships, but 248-ft oceanographic research vessels. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's awful. The vast majority of time it's meh. Factors that determine the difference:

1. Ports of call.
2. Is it a good feeder?
3. Condition of vessel: clean? Well kept up? Rust bucket with leaks in the lines?
4. Weather.
5. Functional anti-roll tanks, or did the EPA turn them into bilges?
6. Movies and other entertainment (and in recent years only, internet access).
7. Fellow crew (marginal difference, avoiding the assholes is easier than it seems).
8. How much am I getting paid to put up with this shiat?

It was another couple of decades before I actually took a pleasure cruise. Postman taking a hike on his day off. 1. and 2. were usually good. 3 through 6 were OK, but I can see how they might not be. 7. was crappy. 8: I have to PAY for this?

I kept waking up on the cruise ship, thinking, uh oh, time for my watch.

And watching whales and sunsets at sea stops being a thrill after a couple of times.


Exactly! Living on a ship is great, IF it's what you want to do (getting paid helps). For people who aren't into that sort of thing, it can be miserable.

And I think a lot of people have no idea how maintenance-intensive ships are.

/who did you work for?
//government or private?
///are they hiring?
 
2020-08-13 11:46:47 AM  

g.fro: MBooda: g.fro: waxbeans: g.fro: waxbeans: Use them as homeless shelters
(Of only negative tested ppl) obviously.

Why do you hate homeless people?

What? I'd move in. Mask. Social distancing.

I'm guessing you've never lived on a ship.

I spent a couple of decades living (and working) in ships, off and on, two to three months at a time. Not cruise ships, but 248-ft oceanographic research vessels. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's awful. The vast majority of time it's meh. Factors that determine the difference:

1. Ports of call.
2. Is it a good feeder?
3. Condition of vessel: clean? Well kept up? Rust bucket with leaks in the lines?
4. Weather.
5. Functional anti-roll tanks, or did the EPA turn them into bilges?
6. Movies and other entertainment (and in recent years only, internet access).
7. Fellow crew (marginal difference, avoiding the assholes is easier than it seems).
8. How much am I getting paid to put up with this shiat?

It was another couple of decades before I actually took a pleasure cruise. Postman taking a hike on his day off. 1. and 2. were usually good. 3 through 6 were OK, but I can see how they might not be. 7. was crappy. 8: I have to PAY for this?

I kept waking up on the cruise ship, thinking, uh oh, time for my watch.

And watching whales and sunsets at sea stops being a thrill after a couple of times.

Exactly! Living on a ship is great, IF it's what you want to do (getting paid helps). For people who aren't into that sort of thing, it can be miserable.

And I think a lot of people have no idea how maintenance-intensive ships are.

/who did you work for?
//government or private?
///are they hiring?


1. US Naval Oceanographic Office, Bay St. Louis, MS.
2. Government (navy civilian)
3. I doubt it, but it never hurts to check.

Something else I forgot: whether the ship is 248-ft or 1,000-ft, fifty souls on board or 500, if someone has a contagious disease, pretty soon everyone has it.

/including STDs
 
2020-08-13 10:38:18 PM  

MBooda: I spent a couple of decades living (and working) in ships


For some reason I suspect you are about to tell us a Sailor's Tale.....

King Crimson - Sailors Tale (OFFICIAL)
Youtube tWZPJTNPXQU


/just kidding - had you farkied as someone who posted a Crimson song once
 
2020-08-14 12:57:18 AM  

My Sober Alt: MBooda: I spent a couple of decades living (and working) in ships

For some reason I suspect you are about to tell us a Sailor's Tale.....

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tWZPJTNP​XQU]

/just kidding - had you farkied as someone who posted a Crimson song once


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