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Old 07-12-2005, 07:26   #1
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Check out this video - someone must have been daydreaming here!

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:31   #2
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I bet that chief officer was reprimanded over that incident? And the other officer too?

If I were the ships owner. I'd have investigators all over this incident. So tight of an investigation, that you couldn't walk straight, without asking for permission to walk?
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Old 07-12-2005, 13:06   #3
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WOW! I have never seen anything like that. I have a friend who runs these types of ships (2nd in command). I'm sure he'll be horrified at this one. Thanks for the interesting post.
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Lucy!!! You Got Some Splaining Too Do!!!
What do you think this guy was thinking.....or not. Great stuff.
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Old 18-12-2005, 22:06   #5
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As fascinating as it is to watch the crash - I find it more interesting to see that the engines are still ahead well after running aground. Look astern and see the water still boiling.
I suspect that there was no one on the bridge at the time.
Wasn't there a quote about eternal vigilance?

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Old 18-12-2005, 23:16   #6
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Firstly, I must say I am suprised the thing just stopped. I half expected it just keep going up the rocks and up onto the road. Or, the other half I was expecting is for the bottom to rip out of her. I was quite supprised to jut see it just stop like that.
I would also imagine everyone would have been thrown around inside her. I expect the engines are running because the engineer is still trying to scrape himself off a bulkhead in there somewhere.
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Old 19-12-2005, 18:05   #7
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Where are the marines?

I half expected the Marines to come charging out of the front of the ship like on an LST and take the beach head.
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As fascinating as it is to watch the crash - I find it more interesting to see that the engines are still ahead well after running aground. Look astern and see the water still boiling.
I suspect that there was no one on the bridge at the time.
Wasn't there a quote about eternal vigilance?

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I certainly agree. Looks like they are running full steam long after the grounding. Either no one was on the bridge or the person that was is still plastered on the forward bulkhead like a bug on a windshield.
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Just a guess, but maybe they were severely holed and wanted to keep the front end on the rocks to keep her from sinking. Although, I doubt they would have been able to move themselves at that point, they may not have known how far up the rocks they were.
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HOLY MOLY!!! It's no wonder folks out cruising get mowed down on occasion. I understand that these ships have a skeleton crew. I can see the conversation of the crew seconds after the incident..."It was your watch". "No it wasn't, it was your watch". "Is to"! Is not"!
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The man at the helm used to pilot a landing craft and he had a temporary flash back of his military days. I think this probably ruined an otherwise fine day and career.
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