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Date: 03/12/13 03:32 PM

23 Responses to Carrier & Cargo Ship Collision

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    12chars Male 18-29
    906 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Link: Carrier & Cargo Ship Collision - I have trouble with the whole port/starboard thing too.
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    384 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    Either asleep at the wheel,(but I doubt that, too close to the harbor), or he rammed them on purpose.
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    Badenov Male 70 & Over
    237 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    And there`s a lesson in the dangers of deep sea drag racing, kids.
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    *note to self
    Boat crashes not as cool as car crashes
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    "I have trouble with the whole port/starboard thing too."

    I took the mandatory state required boating course a few weeks ago. I`ve been boating for thirty years. I know Red is the small word so it goes on the Left and Port is left because it is also the smaller word yet I still got Port and Starboard screwed up somehow.
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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
    260 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    SO where`s the carrier ???? I see TWO cargo ships.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    I paddle shipping channels in a puny fiberglass canoe. Those fcukers are fast & only 6 minutes apart & in both directions. It`s a work out to swings between them.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3318 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    Port and starboard originates from ancient mariner days port is left side and is the side where the ship is docked, it`s facing the port, starboard is the right side facing the stars over the ocean.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    Richanddead:
    Starboard comes from the Steerboard, as the earliest rudders were hung off the righthand side.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    *Honk* *Honk* GET THE F*CK OUTTA THE WAY!!!
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Wow...is it just me or is that one of the most boring crashes ever?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    @Smoothjc1: It`s a BULK Carrier, the word "bulk" really should be in the title...

    ONE of those Captains is going to jail! I have no idea which one, but that sort of thing is inexcusable.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    yet I still got Port and Starboard screwed up somehow.
    @markust: Port and Left both have 4 letters! Starboard and Right have more than four.

    Red goes on the left because the "R" in right and red repelle each other (like magnets).

    OR: Green is "right" (starboard) and Red is "wrong" = "left" (port). From the French use of "gauche" eh? Not political :-)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    In his defense, the tanker was in his blind spot.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    What a BONEHEAD move. Hey Gerry !! Must have been a former NASCAR driver trying to cut em off. Larger ship always has the right of way, incoming ship is staying to the left (port) of the outgoing ship. Little boat thinks it can just cut across the bow of a ship it has not passed. Little boat finds out that big boat has no brakes and little boat goes belly up. What`s the problem? Capt`n was ( as usual) drunk.
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    Foote Male 18-29
    109 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    This was the most boring crash I ever saw. I really would even go so far as to say I don`t see the entertainment value at all. The most exciting thing was the annoying horn.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    Gras = green right on starboard.
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    Left and port have the same number of letters in them, port is also red just like the drink. easy to remember.
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    March 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    also if two ships get too close to each other they will come together no matter which way you turn.the only way out was for the BEKS carrier to back off ,let the other one get ahead then go around wider.BEKs carriers fault from what I saw.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    March 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    That was the classic Pit Maneuver done very slowly.
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
    244 posts
    March 13, 2013 at 8:33 am
    so THATS why my giant bag of cheetos is on backorder!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 13, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Brrrp! Comin thru!
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    March 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Go home ship, you`re drunAAAAaaauuuuugghh!

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