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Offline JFE

Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2020, 09:34:51 am »
I fully understand and I take my hat off to any underwater welder / saturation / bell diver, you guys have a tough job.


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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2020, 10:09:19 am »
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2020, 10:39:44 am »
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.

Know him very well (on a professional level), I think he used to be a teacher in the early days, we did a few jobs together as bell partners and the last time was in Angola in February 2013.
Have not seen him since but hear his name being mentioned from time to time.
Last time I saw him he had short hair
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2020, 10:44:48 am »
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.

Know him very well (on a professional level), I think he used to be a teacher in the early days, we did a few jobs together as bell partners and the last time was in Angola in February 2013.
Have not seen him since but hear his name being mentioned from time to time.
Last time I saw him he had short hair
Yes that's him. Got a bursary to study teaching, but never worked a day as a teacher.

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2020, 10:55:20 am »

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2020, 11:02:33 am »

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
I remember doing my dive course in 1984 we were shown videos of rig divers that have overdone it. Did not look good at all. Jaco Burger's wife is a shrink and I kept on telling him it's to keep him sane once he stops diving.

Pieter please tell us more of a typical dive AND staying "under" for weeks on end. That would drive me nuts being cooped up in such a small space. Jaco told me his very first SAT job was with a Aussie in the team. Day two in of six weeks he told this guy he should chill or risk being thrown out the door!!! :lol8:
Apparantly the guy suffered from speech diarea!!! :lol8:

Pieter the name Wayne Enslin ring a bell(scuse the pun)!! :lol8: ;)
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2020, 11:09:03 am »

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
I remember doing my dive course in 1984 we were shown videos of rig divers that have overdone it. Did not look good at all. Jaco Burger's wife is a shrink and I kept on telling him it's to keep him sane once he stops diving.

Pieter please tell us more of a typical dive AND staying "under" for weeks on end. That would drive me nuts being cooped up in such a small space. Jaco told me his very first SAT job was with a Aussie in the team. Day two in of six weeks he told this guy he should chill or risk being thrown out the door!!! :lol8:
Apparantly the guy suffered from speech diarea!!! :lol8:

Pieter the name Wayne Enslin ring a bell(scuse the pun)!! :lol8: ;)

So is my wife, It certainly helps  :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Know the name but can't place him now, unfortunately one of the first things to go in the industry is memory,
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2020, 11:13:28 am »
Surely looks as if the equipment where those photo's were taken is brand new and top notch in your first post.
My friends complain about the equipment in Nigeria and Angola. That said they are all rig divers and not SAT.
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2020, 11:36:29 am »
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2020, 11:38:57 am »

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
pwt I have just looked up your age and I am shocked that you are still doing SAT at your age, well done sir!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2020, 12:25:56 pm »
Thanks for sharing, pwt!  :thumleft:
 
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2020, 12:47:43 pm »
I fully understand and I take my hat off to any underwater welder / saturation / bell diver, you guys have a tough job.


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I remember doing my course we had to do certain exercises with our headgear taped with black insolation tape.
Try getting 12 bolts and nuts of different sizes into a metal plate with different holes with thick gloves while it is pitch black and screwing said nuts onto the bolts and getting it into the correct hole. :o :eek7:

That is just one of many.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2020, 01:49:55 pm »
Building a comms system for a mine in Zambia a few years ago. That's a dead anthill behind me, there are thousands scattered all over the region, another ant variant invaded and killed these native ants a few thousand years ago and then moved on to the other wildlife, the invading ants starved once they'd eaten everything and the ecology took ages to recover.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2020, 02:01:15 pm »
Blikkies daai is n moerse KTM met weird wiele!! ;) :lol8:
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2020, 03:05:16 pm »
SOme years ago building a FPSO in Hyundai Shipyard South Korea
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« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2020, 03:10:27 pm »
SOme damage after Cyclone Mimy struck South Korea.
All the mooring ropes broke and the vessel floated upriver about 2 km and squashed a new Russian Tanker being commissioned
note the Cranes bent like spaghetti. Luckily they missed the Compressors and Power Gens,
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Re: African or international work photo's.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2020, 04:50:47 pm »
Surely looks as if the equipment where those photo's were taken is brand new and top notch in your first post.
My friends complain about the equipment in Nigeria and Angola. That said they are all rig divers and not SAT.

The vessel in the pictures is a new built and the chambers are massive and they're state of the art, but I must add that our equipment in general are well maintained.
Depends a lot on the contractor one works with, but working in places like Nigeria come with its own challenges, been there and done that, so I understand


pwt I have just looked up your age and I am shocked that you are still doing SAT at your age, well done sir!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks but Iím not due all the credit, like Iíve said before, that I am lucky that my mind and my body still allows me to do it
and and
Lots of guys retire from the industry way before they lose their medicals, itís very much a mindfuck

Thanks for sharing, pwt!  :thumleft:

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2020, 05:04:53 pm »
 building a FPSO

dw1 that looks like a gigantic Lego set being put together!!! :o :eek7:

What were you doing on site? How does everyone know what he has to do?
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2020, 09:32:10 pm »
Interesting thread this. Keep it coming. :thumleft:.