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Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:43 am

on having seen the programme on BBC1 at 7pm (last programme tonight)
it states that it is the most dangerous job in the world? is it?

what about jobs like working on oil rigs,a fuel tanker driver,a fireman and a test pilot for aircraft.

Have you ever had to do a dangerous job in your job.

mine is not to have a crave for a smoke while sitting on the toilet lol.
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:45 am

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
Have you ever had to do a dangerous job in your job.

I had to babysit alex and lee for 2 days at MAN... that was bloody dangerous!!  stirthepot 

Im a train driver and have seen some pretty scary stuff.. nothing thats personally effected my job, but video's of the selby train crash and others, and it makes you think twice everytime another high-speed train passes you..

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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:52 am

Quoting EWS (Reply 1):

changeing nappies......now that is dangerous!!!!
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:04 am

I always thought that deep sea fisherman was the most dangerous job in the world?!?!

Me, well i havent really had a job apart from working with my flight school, so unless you count cleaning the prop of a piper arrow dangerous then no i havent had a dangerous one.

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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:09 am

Quoting Express1 (Reply 2):
changeing nappies......now that is dangerous

More than you know . . . !

My daughter could - when she was younger - make quite the mess in her nappies!!!


Commercial Fishermen cannot even get life or health insurance in Alaska . . . the crab fishers particularly have it rough. Commercial crab season tends to be in the Winter months on the Bering Sea . . . every year, without fail, there are multiple casualties. In the US, the Discovery Channel is running a series on commercial fishing.

I will not be trying that anytime soon, and kudos to those with the gut to do so.
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:19 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I will not be trying that anytime soon, and kudos to those with the gut to do so.

I heard that there is good money in offshore fishing in Alaska. When I was last in the US Virgin Islands, (January-February 2006) I met a couple Alaskan fishers who were taking a break from the winter and were staying at rather nice hotels!
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:19 am

I think Deep Sea Divers have one of the most dangerous jobs personally which is why they are so well paid. Or probably being a soldier in the Armed Forces at the moment.
 
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 5):
I heard that there is good money in offshore fishing in Alaska. When I was last in the US Virgin Islands, (January-February 2006) I met a couple Alaskan fishers who were taking a break from the winter and were staying at rather nice hotels!

VERY good $$$ in fact, that's why these guys do it . . . spend 10 days King Crab fishing, put a couple hundred tons of King Crab aboard, cash in and go to the VI . . .

It's not unusual for a commercial fisherman - college student for instance - to work a crab season and make enough $$$ to live comfortably the rest of the year AND pay tuition too . . .

But with the $$$ comes the risk. Entire boats have been lost . . . and never found . . .
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
Have you ever had to do a dangerous job in your job.

I'm an engineer. Apart from working with aircraft that weigh 150,000kgs when empty, they're powered by Four engines that spin (N1 Fan Speed) at 4000rpm. They contain Hydraulic fluid (Phosphate Ester) which is based upon an acid. And are completely unforgiving when it comes to mistakes.

Every day is a dangerous day in my Job... I mean, working at heights. Working with dangerous chemicals. Working on an airfield with run away baggage carts & trucks. Sticking my hand down the intake of the jet, clambering between flight control surfaces, touching electrical connections which are more powerful than your sockets at home and regularly coming into contact with a combustable substance (Jet A1).

I think i've got one of the most dangerous jobs in the world!
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
to work a crab season

do you by any chance know how long a crab season is? Sounds like excellent summer work!
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 9):
do you by any chance know how long a crab season is? Sounds like excellent summer work!

From Wiki:

The most popular crabbing months are October and January. The season for each crab can be very short — the season for Red King Crab is currently four days, having been reduced repeatedly in previous years.[3][4] In the winter 2005-2006 season, two hundred fifty boats caught 14 million pounds of Red King Crab in four days.[2]
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RE: Trawlerman (the Most Dangerous Job)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 9):
do you by any chance know how long a crab season is? Sounds like excellent summer work!

Anything from 3 - 14 days, depends on what the Dept of Fish & Game determines the fishery can handle. For a ship that does well, the haul, even for a newbie (greenhorn) can be $10K - $20K for the season. With the seasons so short, you can work a couple and be set for the year. But as mentioned, people are lost every year, whole ships dissapear, and a good season isn't guaranteed. I've had friends spend 14 days on 2hrs of sleep a day, with 33 degree water splashing over them and walk away with less than $3K after taxes.

I spent one salmon season (summer) in the Gulf of Alaska. Its tough work but nothing like what the crabbers go through, and far less dangerous. But just that little bit helped me develop an immense respect for those guys.
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