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Old 04-11-2013, 05:43   #1
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Its ok. Nothing to fear.

There were no sailboats injured in the making of this video. I cant say the same for stink boats however..

Though its still "somewhat" painful to watch the marina have to suffer.

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:14   #2
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

I can't wait for the accident report. As it didn't seem to be remotely windy, I suspect "operator error" is a phrase that will appear, presumably in Norwegian.
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

seemingly a faulty variable pitch propellor


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Old 04-11-2013, 08:48   #4
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

I saw this vid somewhere else -- can't remember where -- but the comments on it was that the TUG had lost power and in the time it took for the carrier to get going this is what resulted
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:18   #5
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

This looks chillingly familiar - my boat was hit by a 58' 92 ton fishing vessel last week while tied up at the dock in Kingston, WA. The wind was blowing 20 or so. We were making lunch and I happened to look out and saw this very large fishing vessel maneuvering in the harbor just up wind of my boat that was tied stern in (fortunately). I thought this doesn't look good - this vessel should not be where it is. I told my wife "get ready to abandon ship". A few minutes later I yelled "get off the boat, he is going to hit us!". We both ran off the boat just as his stern was blown into my anchor. A crewman tried to put a ball in between his stern and my anchor but it quickly compressed and then popped out. Now his stern was laying on my anchor. It stretched my dock lines (which I had just tightened and double up due to the wind storm) and drove my stern into the dock. Then the skipper powered up and drug across my anchor leaving a huge gouge across his stern. After he got free from me he ended up laying against the finger piers of the open slips next to me. Eventually the owner of the boat showed up and used a spring line to get the boat off the pilings. Quite a bit of excitement for quiet Kingston.

Then the next day I had a guy in a 26' Bayliner almost hit me and did end up crushing the power pod in the slip next to me as he came roaring in.

Then a few days later I discovered someone hit my car in the parking lot and drove away without leaving a note. Unfortunately I have the insurance suspended on the car because we don't really drive it much so I guess I will be paying for that one.. unless I find the damaged vehicle in the parking lot with paint to match the evidence left on my quarter panel.

The only good news is we have weathered 3 problems now so we should be in good shape for the rest of the winter.
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

Daily flicks and Picks said "Cement carrier ship ‘Cyprus Cement’ collided with several boats in Levanger marina, Norway, on July 6. Three boats sunk while others were badly damaged after the crash. According to reports, the accident occurred due to a faulty propeller that caused maneuverability problems. No one was injured." ( Cement Carrier Ship Crashes into Boats in Norway (Video) )

Gcaptain looked at the video and thought the tugboat was the vessel that was having a problem. ( Bulk Carrier “Cyprus Cement” Lays Waste to Local Marina | gCaptain )
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Re: Its ok. Nothing to fear.

Either way. There were no sailboats injured :-D
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