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Two sailors were washing down the decks of the Fuwalda, the first mate was on duty, and the captain had stopped to speak with John Clayton and Lady Alice.
They had a huge meat pie before them and were washing down prodigious slices of it with nut brown ale.
With the relevant federal approvals now in place to handle this cargo, it is a wonderful sight to see the facilities in operation washing down heavy equipment bound for use in our regions resource sector.