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Old 25-08-2017, 18:47   #1
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Superyacht "Serene" Aground in Red Sea

Well, it happens to the best of us. . . .

SuperyachtNews.com - Fleet - 134m ‘Serene’ runs aground in Red Sea

"The vessel is reportedly bow-up on the rocks, and has sustained structural damage to the bulb, bow and hull...."

Apparently owned by Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince:
https://yachtharbour.com/news/new-yo...ht-serene-1181

Not really cruising news on the scale we normally experience, but still of interest similar to the recent US Navy follies.

Maybe this time heads really will roll. . . . .
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Old 26-08-2017, 00:34   #2
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Re: Superyacht "Serene" Aground in Red Sea

The article reports:

The cause is thought to be a navigational track error and propulsion failure, although this information is not yet confirmed.


Hmmm perhaps someone put it in gear. Don't they know these yachts are just supposed to look at while they are on anchor?
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Old 26-08-2017, 07:32   #3
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How do you spell Schadenfreude?
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Old 26-08-2017, 10:23   #4
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I've spent quite a bit of time on quite a few different superyachts - and I may or may not have spent time on Serene, I'm not at liberty to discuss that But it's amazing to me that something like this could happen with all the technology they have on board. Something had to go pretty badly wrong for that to happen.

Now other disasters like electrical fire, plumbing breach, or running out of Cognac, I could understand.
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I've spent quite a bit of time on quite a few different superyachts - and I may or may not have spent time on Serene, I'm not at liberty to discuss that But it's amazing to me that something like this could happen with all the technology they have on board. Something had to go pretty badly wrong for that to happen.

Now other disasters like electrical fire, plumbing breach, or running out of Cognac, I could understand.

Exactly, heavy on technology, light on seamanship and basics. I only rely on electronics for depth indications, everything else is old school.
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Re: Superyacht "Serene" Aground in Red Sea

More boats have been lost using "old school" navigation than new electronic systems. Sound navigation requires data from 3 different sources, old or new. "Accidents" will (and do) still happen, for whatever reason. Tiredness, poor training, mechanical or electrical failures, stupidly, none of us are exempt from this completely. People, especially online, seem to me to be very quick to judge. Next time, it might be you - or, worse, me!
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More boats have been lost using "old school" navigation than new electronic systems. Sound navigation requires data from 3 different sources, old or new. "Accidents" will (and do) still happen, for whatever reason. Tiredness, poor training, mechanical or electrical failures, stupidly, none of us are exempt from this completely. People, especially online, seem to me to be very quick to judge. Next time, it might be you - or, worse, me!
Exactly.

I've dodged many rocks that don't appear on the charts, plenty of close calls, anyone out actually cruising about will know this. Stuff happens.... usually resulting from a cascade of seemingly unrelated events and malfunctions.

Which is why we carry insurance.
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More boats have been lost using "old school" navigation than new electronic systems. Sound navigation requires data from 3 different sources, old or new. "Accidents" will (and do) still happen, for whatever reason. Tiredness, poor training, mechanical or electrical failures, stupidly, none of us are exempt from this completely. People, especially online, seem to me to be very quick to judge. Next time, it might be you - or, worse, me!


Not being judgmental, but please advise from what source you have secured your facts.

Under old school it was very rare for the Navy to find themselves in todays predicament. More real world, and less tech, creates better sailors. Tech creates a false sense of security. Computers and the like provide a video game environment to life in all areas these days. While necessary, they are still not as smart as a well trained and aware sailor, especially relating to ever changing and current conditions.
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Re: Superyacht "Serene" Aground in Red Sea

I've a feeling that we are seeing Russian/Chinese spoofing of GPS/GLONASS
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SuperyachtNews.com - Fleet - 134m ‘Serene’ runs aground in Red Sea

"The vessel is reportedly bow-up on the rocks, and has sustained structural damage to the bulb, bow and hull...."
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nice little boat
$5 mill a week to charter

turn the sound off unless ur into punishment

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Proof again that a dark colored hull can make any boat look good.
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Re: Superyacht "Serene" Aground in Red Sea

"The cause is thought to be a navigational track error and propulsion failure, although this information is not yet confirmed."

Requires some interpretation:

navigational track error = tried to take a short cut or was simply not paying attention

propulsion failure = what the captain blamed it on after the short cut did not work out as planned
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So they found that one rock that sits under water amongst the trillion acres of sand surrounding the Red Sea !
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I'm like my boat. People say when they see it, He would have taken better care if it if he'd known it was going the last that long !
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Exactly, heavy on technology, light on seamanship and basics. I only rely on electronics for depth indications, everything else is old school.
Yeah, I don't think "going old school" on a 134 meter ship is advised.
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