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March 13, 2007: Manny and his cleanup act

Its clean-up time. What remains is the stub of the tooth and Manny and team will finish the job

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Inspecting the after-blast remains

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One of the remaining blankets - Another Sparky art photo

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Pulling the spud to relocate Manny's barge

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The cleanup site

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Repositioning the barge

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What I call the "pushover" worksite

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Our man, Manny

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Paul discussing the pushover strategy

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using the 1250 - with Manny sitting in Michael's old seat

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Before starting - this will be a duet for two grapples - Manny on the barge with the 1250 and ? on the port side

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The cargo container barrier

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Click and watch moving the cargo container. Here, starting to move the cargo box

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and moving

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and with the cargo barrier clear

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and the 1250 in position -

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Its time for the big pushes

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Manny takes a bite

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and here is the pier core

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and the push sequence

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Splash

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Next position and

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push,

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push,

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and splash

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And again - practice makes perfect.

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Cleaning the top of the pier foundation

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Help from the port side

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Cleanup

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Manny and Paul

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More cleaning

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Manny at the 1250 controls

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and so it goes

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Click to watch Manny clean the top of the foundation - and taking another bite

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Cleaning the top of the foundation

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and here, a little fix-it job

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Carlos - king of the mountain

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Finished

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The captain - that has been positioning the barge

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and closing with a piece of "Sparky art"

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