Welding

PACIFIC OCEAN – SA Michael Gattrell heats a pin with an acetylene torch, while BM2 Paul Vanacore and BM2 Liston Jackson look on. After being heated, the end of the pin will be flattened with two sledgehammers in order to secure two ends of chain with the shackle in a process called Heat & Beat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Shea Winterberger)

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PACIFIC OCEAN – SA Michael Gattrell heats a pin with an acetylene torch, while BM2
Paul Vanacore and BM2 Liston Jackson look on. After being heated, the end of the pin will be flattened with two sledgehammers in order to secure two ends of chain with the shackle in a process called Heat & Beat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Shea Winterberger)

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