U.P.S. boat in Venice.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSmeoff, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. UPSmeoff

    UPSmeoff Say my name.

    My folks were in Venice last week and took these pictures.

    That looks like 8 hours of work to me.

  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    great photos! it'll definately be over9five after they load those irregs on:)

    What do they call those things,gondocars?

    met cust buoy
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good pics!

    I'd be worried about that stack sliding into the water. Must be a high claim route!

    And why don't they have a UPS uniform?
  4. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    That's the preload operations you silly goose.....
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't think of that!
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Thats obviously a Package Boat, it looks like a B-1000 to me.

    Great pics, UPSmeoff
  7. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    LOL Scratch, funny. Hey 9/5, my 5 year old daughter keeps talking about the moving eyeball, she's fascinated by it.
  8. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Looking at the rudder, those drivers (captains?) haven't found out about the "brown paint" method of avoiding minor accidents.

    Also, make sure to secure the bulkhead door so packages don't go missing!

    PS huh safety? Where are the life jackets? Maybe there is no European OSHA for them to abide by.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I can see that, I've been watching you guys!
  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    The boat is nosed in.
    Back first before parking.
    Do they blow their horn when they back?
  11. UPSmeoff

    UPSmeoff Say my name.

    I just sprayed coffee onto my computer screen.

    That is funny.
  12. No such person

    No such person Southern Ct.

    Is low tide a valid non delivery reason?
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    No Such Dock
  14. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pics, they are AWESOME. I never thought about UPS in Venice until today. What an incredible sight.

    If there was a need for a boat here in the States, do you think on our annual ride we would be required to know the five seeing habits and the 10-point commentary? Many of the elements wouldn't apply to boats, LOL.

    What about the 5 rules of backing? LOL. Would a driver's licences or DOT card be required for the job?
  15. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    They don't wear uniforms in Italy.

    A shopowner in Venice told me it was against the law in Italy to wear anything resembling a military outfit.

    This may be true or it could be that UPS packages are subcontracted by a local delivery company like in Africa and Asia.

    Venice looked very labor intensive! There are steps up and down over every canal and the boat rocks when they are trying to unload packages.
  16. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    The guy in the blue shirt with hand truck is he employee. or a dock worker.
  17. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    PICTURE was taking at 822 pm overtime much.
  18. brown138

    brown138 New Member

    It looks more like he's doing pickups. The guy in blue looks like he's handing the box toward the boat. Great pics!
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Showed these pictures to my wife last night. She was obviously pondering them all night. This morning she turns to me and says, those Venice UPS guys must have huge upper bodies from rowing that boat with all those packages.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Yeah, I'd be interested how they plan to secure all those packages once the boat is fully loaded. Wonder if its a bulk drop or does he deliver all along the coast??