Night & Day you come across them in Indonesia
Travelling to all countries including Australia!
Wood, Steel, Parts, You name it they tow it!
Then you have the Fish Traps," Some Ya See, Some You Don't"
They are Large Bamboo Traps Drifting under the water! some with bamboo sticks
above water & some with bouys,"If your Lucky"
We Have run over a couple of nets at night and lucky enough not to get caught up!
Sometimes they are a couple of miles long attached to the front of these big fishing boats!
so we have changed course a few times and gone around the stern of the boats.
Had a net wrapped around the anchor chain one night, as the local fishermen like to set nets
around the boats at night because they attract fish! That was a drama! We eventually freed it!
One boat was sideswiped while on anchor by one of these barges! Another Got caught on a
reef! & One elderly gentleman French Captain lost three fingers in the Windlass! had them
amputated and died of a heart attack the next day!
"Nothing Like Living The Dream"!!!!!!!