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    With us in the Uk freezing our nuts off at the moment I had a thought.

    How bad does ice get on ships. Im a guessing with the sea water and constant movement unless you are somewhere proper cold you are not going to get much of a build up. That and having some sod ( probably a cadet ) scrape it off at 3am everyday.

    That said ice on steel is going to be very tricky to walk on. Anyone got any experience of this?
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    Have a look at the Mariners Handbook - it has some nice pictures :-)
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    • #3
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      I've seen photos of some vessels sailing through blizzards and such, the after math is it looking like it needs a paint job! everything from the forepeak to the cargo can get iced/snowed over. OS/AB's would be usually asked to sort it out, though dependant on your crew/how bad it is, expect cadets and motormen to have to chip in too..
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      • #4
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        http://www.nautinst.org/ice/docs/iceClass_Duggal%20.pdf

        Hope that chap(ette) has their thermals on.
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        • #5
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          http://www.whoi.edu/cms/images/oceanus/ ... _46628.jpg

          I bet he's a cadet!!!! And the worst thing (i've heard) is that one week your doing this..... the next you have your shorts on in Australia getting a suntan....... Very confusing for the body!

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          • #6
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            Apart from the obvious, in cases of severe icing on a ship, your attention should, indeed must, turn to stability issues.
            To you from failing hands we throw - The Torch;
            Be yours to hold it high.
            If ye break faith with us of old,
            We shall not sleep,
            nor shall you either !!!

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            • #7
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              I saw this on the Carisbrooke website...

              I'm hoping this isn't a working ship.
              http://www.carisbrookeshipping.net/fleet.aspx

              Bad luck to the cadet that has to try and clear it if it's not

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              • #8
                Re: Icing?

                Originally posted by Superdandroid17
                That said ice on steel is going to be very tricky to walk on. Anyone got any experience of this?
                Yes; I nearly fell on my arse bunkering at Pocra Quay at dark o'clock this morn. It was only slush too, not even proper ice.
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                just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
                down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
                new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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                • #9
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                  Depends where you're operating. If you get a large amount of Ice build up on the superstructure that can affect the stability of the ship. The more weight you add up top, the less stable it is. in areas of high icing the crew will be tasked with breaking it off.
                  The Icing would have to be pretty bad to roll a large ship over tho.

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                  • #10
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                    Heavily iced cruise ship...

                    http://bp1.blogger.com/_ObioDLpm9Wc/SDq ... /final.JPG

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                    • #11
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                      ....Some people are just too funny for their own good =]

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                      • #12
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                        i'm glad you [s:2026tml1]fell for it[/s:2026tml1] liked it

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                        • #13
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                          I was down in Antarctica for a couple of months last year - it was their summertime so daytime temp was around 5 deg, dropping to around -15 at night towards the end once the sun started going down. Luckily once your in amongst all the ice the sea is pretty calm so spray isn't a big problem although when the wind picks up ice started to form on the windows and decks and it generally wasn't a good idea to touch any metal without gloves. The biggest problem we encountered was sporadic snow storms - the crew had to keep sweeping it off the deck and over the side.

                          Navigation wise, it isn't too bad - don't get me wrong the first couple of times were interesting but once you get used to relying completely on the radar to see the various bergy bits & growlers it isn't too bad (at night even with the searchlights on you can barely see the stuff). If you ever get the opportunity to go down to the continent on an ice breaker, research ship or just an ice strengthened vessel - go for it - it's something you really need to see and the crossing over the drake passage is definitely worth it!

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                          • #14
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                            The Humber froze this morning.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Icing?

                              Originally posted by Randomist
                              Depends where you're operating. If you get a large amount of Ice build up on the superstructure that can affect the stability of the ship. The more weight you add up top, the less stable it is. in areas of high icing the crew will be tasked with breaking it off.
                              The Icing would have to be pretty bad to roll a large ship over tho.
                              I think several ships were lost to ice and rolling over on the convoys to Russia in the war.
                              '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
                              just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
                              down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
                              new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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