FRIDAY FOTO (December 20, 2013)

December 20, 2013 at 1:19 am Leave a comment

Risky Business

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho)

Even in the era of cyber warfare and robots, some jobs still have to be done the old fashioned way.

Three U.S. sailors — Seaman Recruit Thomas Hyatt, left, Seaman Apprentice Leonard Shepard, center, and Seaman Recruit Benjamin Nunez — perform preservation work on the anchor of guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey while the ship was moored earlier this month in Souda Bay, Greece. The ship is now in Malta.

We wonder what’s more difficult, reaching up and trying to scrape and paint in a bobbing boat, or trying to forget that enormous mass of metal hanging above your very small, bobbing boat.

… and here’s what the whole ship looks like. For comparison’s sake, note the hoisted anchor — to the right of the number 61 on the bow. Click on the photo to enlarge the image.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

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