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Old 19-03-2017, 16:09   #1
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Accident at Gold Coast marina last Friday .Ship Little Eagle couldn't stop after side swiping a couple of boats took out a concrete piling connected to floating pontoon with catamaran docked.Pontoon snapped off and Little Eagle came to rest after hitting docked floating office.Very lucky no one was injured,Roy saw the boat approaching and yelled out to everyone to get off their boats .Little Eagle is apparently an ex French Navy vessel approx 100ft and no doubt at least 100 tons .Click image for larger version

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Old 19-03-2017, 19:44   #2
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Wow, that must have been exciting!

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Old 19-03-2017, 21:33   #3
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Luckily didn't do more damage, fair chunk of out of control steel there...

Not ex French though, ex Kiwi lol

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Ex HMNZS Pukaki, now Little Eagle, was a Lake-class inshore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Pukaki was commissioned in 1975, deleted in 1991 and sold as a private launch.......
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMNZS_Pukaki_(1975)

Royal New Zealand Navy Ship of the Day: Help needed to answer a query- can anybody help please

Now on the Australian List of Registered Ships with home port being Yamba..

Must cost a small fortune to keep the fuel up to a couple of 3000hp Paxman diesels.....maybe that's what happened, he ran out, no brakes

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Old 20-03-2017, 04:01   #5
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Wow, I can just imagine being tied to the dock, sipping a cool beverage and seeing that coming at me! Hope the skipper didn't have a serious health issue rendering him incapacitated and more a case of piss poor judgement or some mechanical issue. Very glad no one was hurt.
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What would be the course of action if that ship decimated an un insured boat?
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Little Eagle in her previous life, pretty hard to hide those lines.....

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NEVER trust French Navy !!!!!!

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NEVER trust any Navy !!!!!!

;-)))))))) Cheers, b.
I have corrected that for you . The problem is they just don't get the sea time anymore in comparison to say a ferry crew constantly stopping and starting.

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You guys are off base. Private communication indicates a mechanical problem, and too much inertia.

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