Working on board

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Spark aboard the North German Lloyd passenger liner BREMEN, 1930’s. Photo: Hanns Tschira/ Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum.

 

The late 1950ies when the Faroese trawler fleet was modernized. Also ship owners acquired new steel long-line vessels from Norwegian ship yards. Life on a side trawler compared to the old smacks meant changes in different ways. You should still split, salt and stack the catch in the holds, but now you worked on shifts. A salt fish journey could last for months. Shorter trips were also made and the catch was often sold in Scottish and English fishing ports.    Photo: Karmal Olsen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

The late 1950ies when the Faroese trawler fleet was modernized. Also ship owners acquired new steel long-line vessels from Norwegian ship yards. Life on a side trawler compared to the old smacks meant changes in different ways. You should still split, salt and stack the catch in the holds, but now you worked on shifts. A salt fish journey could last for months. Shorter trips were also made and the catch was often sold in Scottish and English fishing ports.
Photo: Karmal Olsen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

 

The boatman at the steering wheel in the wheel house of a barge, circa 1975.  Photo: Unknown photographer/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

The boatman at the steering wheel in the wheel house of a barge, circa 1975.
Photo: Unknown photographer/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

 

While lying at the quay , the opportunity is taken to clean the hatches of this inland barge, 1961.  Photo: De Arbeiderspers/ Maritime Museum Rotterdam

While lying at the quay , the opportunity is taken to clean the hatches of this inland barge, 1961.
Photo: De Arbeiderspers/ Maritime Museum Rotterdam

 

A Quartermaster at the helm of the British India liner Kenya (1951). This is a company photograph taken on 16th July 1951. Photo: National Maritime Museum.

A Quartermaster at the helm of the British India liner Kenya (1951). This is a company photograph taken on 16th July 1951. Photo: National Maritime Museum.

 

Cooks and stewardesses in the Servery (part of the Galley) aboard the Union Castle liner Transvaal Castle (1961). This is a company photograph taken in January 1962. Photo: National Maritime Museum

Cooks and stewardesses in the Servery (part of the Galley) aboard the Union Castle liner Transvaal Castle (1961). This is a company photograph taken in January 1962. Photo: National Maritime Museum

 

On board of the container-ship Fort Saint-Georges of the CMA-CGM company The captain and the pilot are manoeuvring to enter port. 2013. Photo: Axis/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.

On board of the container-ship Fort Saint-Georges of the CMA-CGM company
The captain and the pilot are manoeuvring to enter port.
2013. Photo: Axis/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.

 

Handling the mooring lines on board of a tanker 1984. Photo: Serge Lucas/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.

Handling the mooring lines on board of a tanker
1984. Photo: Serge Lucas/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.

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Chief mate aboard a North German Lloyd vessel, 1950’s. Photo: Walter Lüden/ Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum.

A sailor is securing the mooring lines of the dredger La Flandre near the Trystram lock. 1996. Photo: Véronique Guillien/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.

A sailor is securing the mooring lines of the dredger La Flandre near the Trystram lock.
1996. Photo: Véronique Guillien/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque.