"At the start of our shift, the whole team gathers on the lifting gantry. We briefly go over today's assignment: placing a locking caisson at Berendrecht Lock. This is a partition between the lock chamber and the door chamber to dry a lock gate. Our team today consists of five sailors, two ship's engineers, Brabo's captain and I. We already attached the correct lifting equipment to the crane yesterday, so we can leave right away. The ship's engineers start the engines in the engine room and the sailors cast off the mooring lines. In just under half an hour, Brabo's captain Christiaan sails up to Berendrecht Lock.