Yesterday, It was snowing like a bastard, with 65 knots of wind. Today, it's 70 degrees, and the wind is down to 35 knots.
Yesterday, we had a reefer shit the bed, it was so fecking windy and cold, I had to have the Captain change course just to put up the scaffolding so the reefer engineer could fix it.
This box was out at the very end of the row, in a stow position we call the wing. Any other box, I can build a short scaffold up from the hatch cover in about 10 minutes. A wing box, I have to build a free hanging scaffold down from the box above.
It was so windy, my men couldn't hold the ladder for me to climb up and rig the swing arms into the corner castings of the box.
What should have been a 1 hour job start to finish, turned into four, because of the fecking wind.