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Old 13-10-2013, 18:57   #1
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Cargo encounter!

Don't mess with the big boy....

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Old 13-10-2013, 19:02   #2
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Might not have been too bad had the jib not got caught on the tanker, seems that's what led to the dismasting.
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Might not have been too bad had the jib not got caught on the tanker, seems that's what led to the dismasting.
True, but there might have been damage to the hull as well from the contact. He apparently really really wanted to win the race. Dumb.
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True, but there might have been damage to the hull as well from the contact. He apparently really really wanted to win the race. Dumb.

How peculiar. The law states that they are supposed to stay well clear of such big ships. Who knew?
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Old 14-10-2013, 21:32   #5
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The way I heard it, you always have to stay out of the way.
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Well there is a roiling security zone around ships there, he clearly violated it. Also rule 9 b come to mind.
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The man was an idiot worthy of a Florida houseboat.
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This is all fascinatin, because anyone who expresses these thoughts about the incident in another thread are being provided new "holes" by the resident experts.
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Notice the tug being towed backwards by the Tanker at the end of the video. These ships can't slow down enough to meet speed requirements in crowded areas. They have the tug tethered to the stern so its thrust in reverse direction will slow the ship.

Good reason not to use Dyneema halyards. The boat could've hung up on the spinnaker halyard pinnaker and been dragged by the ship.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:44   #11
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I would really expect better judgement & decision making from a Royal Navy lieutenant.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:57   #12
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I bet he tryed the old one " but I was under sail !!! I must have had the rite of way !!" LOL As my ole daddy always said Dumb is Dumb, and the only cure is death !
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