Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lifeboats

Moby Aki ferry lifeboats, LivornoWhat is happening under the attentive eye of Wile E. Coyote, watching from the side of the “Mobi Aki”? We have already seen this crane at work in the post “On Top”.Moby Aki ferry lifeboats, LivornoAn empty life raft strewn with life jackets, lies abandoned at the far end of the Capitaneria pier...Moby Aki ferry lifeboats, Livorno... while another lifeboat, of the enclosed type, is floating nearby. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck observe from the “Moby Wonder”.Moby Aki ferry lifeboats, LivornoThis type of boat is usually seen on Davits on the sides of a ship.Moby Aki ferry lifeboats, LivornoA new batch of safety implements is being delivered to the ferry, which is undergoing other minor works during the low season.

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28 comments:

Gunn said...

Interesting posting.

Leif Hagen said...

Seeing the lifeboats reminds me of the TITANIC exhibit which I visited recently! It's better to have too many lifeboats rather than not enough!

brattcat said...

What a cozy looking lifeboat.

Jacob said...

Well, you have left us with a series of very fine photographs, as well as a variety of mysteries! I've been thinking of how to solve them for so long my brain hurts.

I have not given up yet, though, and I shall continue my vigilant intellectual exercises even though I may not sleep a wink.

In the first shot, the crane is resting from its previous labors as reported in the post, "On Top."

The second shot is very sad as it reminds us of the 6 1/2 people who drowned because they jumped in the water without their life jackets.

The third remains a mystery.

The fourth has no mystery.

The fifth - I have no clue. Safety implements?

I hope you're happy now that you have caused great consternation in my mind! Sheesh!

Trillian must be an angel!

:-))

Luis Gomez said...

I love these shots of the Moby.

Paula said...

I love the Looney Tunes ship. Somehow the lifeboats all look comical.

James said...

Great idea for a post. There are so many different types of life boats these days. I like the old fashioned kind best however it's nice to see the new ones.

tapirgal said...

Very cool to see the same objects we're used to seeing in a different context. I think I'd get nervous after awhile with those cartoons watching me constantly.

tapirgal said...

P.S. I've never seen the round lifeboat before.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love your larger than life cartoon characters. I bet children especially love them too.

Dina said...

Can you even imagine how it would be if all the thousands of cruise passengers had to abandon ship? Oi

I do love watching huge cranes at work.
Thanks for the link to earlier post (how did I miss that?). To me that corrugated roof and the man's protective suit says "Asbestos!"
Another oi!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my, that is a huge ship. I don't think I would like to travel on a ship with Wily coyote on it. He was always losing out to the road runner. I guess I will stay on the road or be ready in a life boat.
Neat shots though. MB

VP said...

@ Jacob - The boat in the third photo was delivered by the truck in the first, put in the water by the crane and was awaiting to be hoisted on board.
In the fifth shot you can see the packed version of the inflatable liferaft, stored in a hard-shelled canister.
The inflated raft was probably a test, everything was stopped for the lunch break.

Saretta said...

I love those big cranes in the first shot!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Great shots !! Simply nice !!

joo said...

The second one is my favourite - I'm not sure if one could trust it since it looks like toy life raft, but it's terrific:)

Dina said...

Your Prime Minister is about to speak to the Knesset right now.
To see live Internet broadcast: http://iba.org.il/media/ and click on the flashing red words.

His visit here is incredible. A big love affair with the People of Israel!
Long live Italia!

Cezar and Léia said...

maybe it's only my imagination...but I was thinking of that first shot, the Coyote,he is really fast and it means faster, so they will need to be well prepared.Make sense! :)
Just kidding!
Beautiful pictures and very interesting details!
Léia

Hilda said...

Fascinating to see different kinds of life rafts. I've never seen round or enclosed ones before.

B SQUARED said...

It can't be a good omen having Wile E. Coyote on the side if the ship. Hope it's not the Acme Cruise Line.

Lois said...

A lot going on there! I like the coyote and so does my grandson.

Ilse said...

This boat definitely has character.

cieldequimper said...

YOu can swim anyway, can't you?

Halcyon said...

All those lifejackets floating around - doesn't look like a good sign to me!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I still think the giant cartoon characters are somewhat ominous, looming over everything. I am glad they have the escape equipment ready!
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Eleonora said...

It's all about safety!
Love the Looney Tunes characters keeping watch...

Ciao

Stine in Ontario said...

There always seems to be plenty going on at your waterfront even during the low season!

Andreea said...

I never thought harbors to be dull places but there's a lot more going around than I imagined.