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Henhouse
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Good luck teebs! Good timing to finish up just before Classic's release. LoL

Excited to see these changes too once you're back!

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Posted : 10/08/2019 1:01 pm
Kazukii
(@kazukii)
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Good luck Captain Teebling!

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Posted : 10/08/2019 1:26 pm
d3aths
(@d3aths)
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two weeks huh, justttt enough time to get back right before classic hits off, good luck mane

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Posted : 10/08/2019 3:02 pm
Anonymous
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gg ez

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Posted : 10/08/2019 5:50 pm
DoomC
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The divers are the real superstars - they work at mad depths (up to about 200m - 600ft) doing very intense work on expensive assets. They’re like freaking astronauts - they stay pressurised to the depth they are working at for the whole month. So they live in saturation chambers onboard the ship and are fed through an airlock and go to their shift by way of a diving bell - all kept at the correct pressure.

Here’s a pic of a deep sea diver off wikipedia:

Sounds pretty intense. They must get paid big money for that kind of work.

Do they at least get to play WoW in their saturation chambers?

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Posted : 10/08/2019 6:58 pm
erko
 erko
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Good luck! I hope you will get your stripes!

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Posted : 11/08/2019 6:28 am
teebling
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Sounds pretty intense. They must get paid big money for that kind of work.

£1000 a day if they're in saturation, so in a 30 day trip they can make up to £30k.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/08/2019 7:07 am
daisyKutter
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Best of lucks Teebs, I'm sure you will do fine Smile
I clearly picked the wrong proffession :p

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Posted : 11/08/2019 10:19 am
Pippina
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Sounds pretty intense. They must get paid big money for that kind of work.

£1000 a day if they're in saturation, so in a 30 day trip they can make up to £30k.

Now that's some fuckin hazard pay right there. I can't imagine what living at pressure for a month does to the body long term. I understand the need for it, the body doesn't like pressure fluctuations so if you're working at depth then you want to stay at depth pressure. But still I wonder what that does to the body.

How did you end up in the position to be driving a boat like that? You're probably the first saturation diving support vessel captain any of us have ever talked to LoL

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Posted : 11/08/2019 2:28 pm
teebling
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But still I wonder what that does to the body.

No one knows really - there haven’t been any long term studies made. I asked this question too.

I’m not going for a Captain’s ticket just yet! I’m being examined for competency at the Officer of the Watch (OOW) level - so I’m one of the navigators on the bridge team under the Master. To be the Master of a ship takes decades of experience though I certainly want to be there one day

To be honest mate I haven’t got a fucking clue how I ended up where I did haha. I went from web developer, to spanish degree graduate, to english teacher and then to a deck cadet in the merchant marine.

Jon Bloodspray is an ex-sailor too though he worked the cruise ships.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/08/2019 3:23 pm
aeh
 aeh
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Yeah I did a lot of the development on barrens chat whilst I was at sea believe it or not. I deployed three patches over the ship’s satellite internet LoL

I have no reason not to believe you - Haha good work! Smile

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Posted : 11/08/2019 11:51 pm
Jon Bloodspray
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@Jon Bloodspray is an ex-sailor too though he worked the cruise ships.

And I would never do it (cruise ship) again. If I wanted to be back at sea I would definitely go full Merchant Marine.

Regarding the mental strain on those divers and other sailors, I'll just say there's a reason you are off for weeks at a time between deployments.

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Posted : 12/08/2019 2:38 pm
gallow
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The divers are the real superstars - they work at mad depths (up to about 200m - 600ft) doing very intense work on expensive assets. They’re like freaking astronauts - they stay pressurised to the depth they are working at for the whole month. So they live in saturation chambers onboard the ship and are fed through an airlock and go to their shift by way of a diving bell - all kept at the correct pressure.

Here’s a pic of a deep sea diver off wikipedia:

Sounds pretty intense. They must get paid big money for that kind of work.

Do they at least get to play WoW in their saturation chambers?

I got claustrophobic just by imagining living under the sea in a small chamber for 10 minutes, let alone one month!

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Posted : 12/08/2019 5:10 pm
yugen
(@yugen)
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Success!
Seems very scary to drive that lol

Hey guys,

Just wanted to say (a kind of disclaimer I guess?) that I'm going to be quite busy over the next two weeks in real life. For those of you who don't know I'm at the end of a three year training program in which I have learned how to drive one of these:

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Posted : 16/08/2019 7:49 am
Kurzogg
(@kurzogg)
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Shove off, old dwarf. He will do fine!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 8:41 am
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