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PZ 198, the Aaltje Adriaantje.<br />
Charles Downing, skipper, securing the nets at midnight.<br />
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When this picture was taken, he had recently returned to sea after two months off work due to injuries to his arm, sustained when it was trapped by a cable while hauling the catch aboard.<br />
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Even with modern boats and equipment, commercial fishing is still one of the country's most dangerous industries.  Serious injury and loss of life are commonplace and vessels are regularly lost in what has always been one of the harshest of working environments.