Maneuvering Privateer's Crane

Our day started when we went underway to the South Street Seaport Museum from Governors Island. While underway, we received a notice from Captain Aaron to make sure we know all of the safety equipment and procedures we use while the crane is in operations. The safety equipment includes hard hats and gloves to keep our head and hands safe when handling any load from the crane. The procedure for the crane operations is to always stand clear of the crane. You must also insure the crane hooks and cable is always straightened and never loose. Failure to do so will result in the cables being unloosened and a need of a repair man.

As we came along side South Street Seaport's vessel, the Wavertree and stood by for the instruction. When hauling the anchor out of the water we followed procedure. We ran into no difficulties and completed the task in under a hour. In our debrief our the day, we all agreed that even though we were presented with a messy or difficult task, we not only completed it but did it with everything we had.