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Barges

Post by Joker Poker » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:50 pm

My knowledge of barges starts and ends here.

I was wondering what is getting dredged and why, also, what happens to the stuff they load up?

I've noticed the constant stream of them all day everyday and figure someone must be making some dough somewhere.

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Re: Barges

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:00 pm

I believe it's sand, they are dredging it out so that when they build tall buildings along the River Bank they will all fall down.
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Re: Barges

Post by Joker Poker » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:03 pm

That did cross my mind!
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Re: Barges

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:04 pm

I think one of the reasons they haven't built anything on Boeung Trabek lake yet is because they filled it with sand... don't quote me on that as I'm not a structural engineer, just heard it around the table one night.
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Re: Barges

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:10 pm

Do these barges ever sink? They must have at least some positive buoyancy to be able to load out that low...
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Re: Barges

Post by Joker Poker » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:16 pm

You'd think a Viet fishing boat going past would wipe them out looking at how low they are.

Come to think of it, during the big fishing season I've seen some of the ones loaded with fish that low too - scary stuff.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:39 pm

Great photos. I have the same - it's a sign that you're hanging around too much on riverside.
Last time we went on a booze cruise, we saw where they were dredging. There's a lot of sand going somewhere...
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Re: Barges

Post by Sailorman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:07 am

I've been making my living on ships off n' on for 43 years and can say personally those boats are way overloaded. There is a thing called a "plimsoll line/International Load Line." Its markings on the side of a ship that show the legal load limit/sufficient-reserve-buoyancy in different waters. (Fresh water/salt water/ summer load/winter load/ tropical.) I've seen those motor-barges and doubt that they even have those marking or the owner/crew have no idea what they mean. Like the overloaded tourist boats in Sihanoukville and the top-heavy mega cruise ships, I wouldn't set foot on them much less work them.
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Re: Barges

Post by Duncan » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:42 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Great photos. I have the same - it's a sign that you're hanging around too much on riverside.
Last time we went on a booze cruise, we saw where they were dredging. There's a lot of sand going somewhere...
Some of the barges with low quality sand/mud go up the Tonli to Prek Ka dam, 25 km from PP where the new bridge is. There it was being used for land filling and roads. It appears to me that only a smaller percentage is top quality sand that is used in the building industry.
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Re: Barges

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:18 pm

I wonder which river bank will be the first to collapse when the big waters start running?
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