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Old 28-07-2009, 07:55   #1
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Dead Whale Stuck to Bow of Cruise Ship

VANCOUVER A fin whale a threatened species in Canada was found dead and firmly wedged against the bow of a cruise ship following its arrival from Alaska.



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Old 29-07-2009, 03:48   #2
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Thankfully, it was a dead whale - can you imagine the uproar had it been a live whale?
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Old 29-07-2009, 03:57   #3
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How dead was it, before .....................
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I wonder if there will be any type of legal ramification for the cruise line?
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Old 29-07-2009, 14:26   #5
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I wonder if there will be any type of legal ramification for the cruise line?
"ram" ification. Very funny. Did you think we wouldn't catch that?
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I wonder if there will be any type of legal ramification for the cruise line?

I think that's why it docked in Canada, in the US the relatives could have sued.
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Old 29-07-2009, 14:30   #7
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Too bad, the big Fins are getting pretty scarce. Geez, that's a hell of an appendage theyve got on the front of that boat..
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'Threatened species' - I guess the whale was warned.

...maybe it's kinda like your goat idea, David.
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'Threatened species' - I guess the whale was warned.
Ya, and if I was a whale that had been Threatened, I for damn sure would've been steering way clear of large speeding vessels.

Love the new Avatar David! LOL It's a shame everyone sees the death of a fellow Mammal as funny... J/K
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Same thing happened with an oil tanker in AK recently. Different species, same result. A shame none the less. Those ships clip along at a pretty good rate. And the bulbous bow, actually a bow wave depressor, is there to increase speed...somehow. I often wonder how people come up with these ideas. "Hey, I have an idea, lets put a big hard-on at the bow and see what happens" This is just one example of how it could have happened.

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That's the longest bulbous bow I have seen in my life. If the helmsman had steered a little better it could have been whale shish kabob for everyone.
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LMAO....Yeah, makes me wonder if maybe there's not some sort of "Mine is bigger than yours" envy contest going on out there amongst Marine Architects.
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It's not just the Tankers and Cruiseships. Delta Lloyd was culling the herds during the recent Volvo race.

The World According to Taquoriaan Volvo Ocean Race: Team Delta Lloyd Meets Shark
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I often catch kelp on my centerboard. Will the greenies go after me next?
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Looks like fun on the cruise ship - they were having a whale of a time!
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