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Fat oil workers are not allowed to go offshore.

If you weigh over 120 kilos, and work in the oil and gas industry, you are in trouble. At least if the regional doctor in Rogaland, Norway, gets his way.

Read the complete article: http://www.offshore247.com/news/art.aspx?Id=16038
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Too true, some of you will know what its like to be jammed in a helicopter with some blimp squeezed into a seat between you and your exit.

120kg is a rather large chap/chapess and I wouldnt want to have to fight past them to get out of a helo in an emergency because they certainly woudln't fit through a window!
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Mad Careful now Mr. Shields...the fact that a person weighs 120kgs does not neccesarily mean that he/she is a "blimp"....Some of us have spent lots of time and effort in gyms/rugby fields/hand combat classes et al that endowed us with a fair bit of muscle weight. But I do suppose you thought of that... Very Happy

However, if this quack does get his way, our vessel's Norwegian Master, First Officer and quite a few AB's will be done for.... Very Happy
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For 120kG you would have to be like Charles Atlas or The Incredible Hulk!

And you see more blimps offshore than you do them Smile

Agree about the Noggie Bridge Crew tho, they'd be stuffed :L
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How about trying to get up the stairs in an emergency only to find an overweight Fat Arse suffering a mild heart attack and blocking the exit Shocked
Or assisting Said Fat Bastard on a stretcher up the outside stairs to the hele deck on a Jack-up Confused
Not to mention trying to get the flailing harpooned whale into a life raft without the use of davit or crane Shocked
But seriously............................... If you were marooned on a desert isle with a fat bastard................... At least you could eat him Cool
Put ya brain in gear before ye open thy gob !
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lol
Good point for Lostboy!
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120kilos is 19 stone. Shadow from Gladiators was 19 stone and six foot three. You cannot seriously tell me that there are that many offshore workers with them kind of stats.

Most guys if they are 19 stone are obese and should be given help to lose the weight from whatever company they work for.

In the suing culture we live in maybe the companies should think about the ramifications of an employee having a heart attack whilst working on a vessel where the majority of the food served is high in fat.

Do we need a fry up every morning, chips with every meal, etc. Of course the other thing is without wishing to sound nasty but fat blokes do sweat more which in an ROV shack is noticable.
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The companies will always say they supply vegetables and salad and the guys dont HAVE to eat the chips and pies (the fact that they are damned better looking than the pishy vegt n salad is besides the point!)

Also most places have gyms etc now of some description.

I think you will find it is the pizza and beer that is drunk onshore by them that contributes more to their size.

I also liked the idea that airlines would give you a total weight allowance, meaning smaller people could take more baggage. After all more weight means more fuel, so who shouldnt heavier people have to pay more. One for RyanAir I think Smile
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I recall .................... Not that long ago in the far East. Cool
Crew change by Chopper from a vessel via platform.
Would you believe the disgruntlement when told that the baggage allowance was 11 k per person. Needless to say my bag weighed in at 28 K and I weigh 90 K.
The next guy up ( just so happens is the Chief Engineer ) weighing in at
129 K , Very overweight and can leave the remainder of his baggage on the vessel due to being permenant Evil or Very Mad . He also has a bag but it is only 11 K.
Where is the common sense in that Confused
He also took up two seats on the Chopper and some guys had to get off or leave their bags behind !
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rayshields wrote:


I also liked the idea that airlines would give you a total weight allowance, meaning smaller people could take more baggage. After all more weight means more fuel, so who shouldnt heavier people have to pay more. One for RyanAir I think Smile


I'm sure this will catch on Ray.... the likes of RyanAir need to cut fuel consumption to a minimum and find new ways to make money.... a total weight allowance would fit nicely into their scheme. Watch that space Wink
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I have heard of some small airline (hedgehoppers) weighing people before getting onto the flight and having to re-distribute people round a plane to move the Centre of Gravity.

But yes, overweight people offshore can be a safety hazard. Next it will be fatist or something.
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lostboy wrote:
I recall .................... Not that long ago in the far East. Cool
Crew change by Chopper from a vessel via platform.
Would you believe the disgruntlement when told that the baggage allowance was 11 k per person. Needless to say my bag weighed in at 28 K and I weigh 90 K.
The next guy up ( just so happens is the Chief Engineer ) weighing in at
129 K , Very overweight and can leave the remainder of his baggage on the vessel due to being permenant Evil or Very Mad . He also has a bag but it is only 11 K.
Where is the common sense in that Confused
He also took up two seats on the Chopper and some guys had to get off or leave their bags behind !


All too often Lost.... In fact way too often! (BTW - I've reduced my weight to 90 kgs. but still have a "one pack")
I got your economic downturn right here!!!
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What type of scales did you use Scott Very Happy
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601110&sid=aNsp.l2CJ1jk

seems like it is not only Ryanair who would take up the passenger weigh in idea.
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rayshields wrote:
I have heard of some small airline (hedgehoppers) weighing people before getting onto the flight and having to re-distribute people round a plane to move the Centre of Gravity.

But yes, overweight people offshore can be a safety hazard. Next it will be fatist or something.


A few years back there was a light passenger aircraft crash in the states where it was proven that uneven weight distribution was a contributing factor to the accident. It seems for years they had been basing take off weight on old data (so called 'average' human weights) for flight calculations and not taken into account the the modern version of McDonalds average. All the heavies were at the tail end.... the rest you can imagine.
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