Giant Cement Carrier Smashes Marina

Submitted by: 12chars 3 years ago in Weird

BOAT MAD! BIG BOAT SMASH!
There are 18 comments:
Male 946
So class, what`s the lesson here?

The bigger you are, the more right-of-way you have.
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Male 164
Draculya I think you were spot on.. though missing the bit about gross incompetence :)
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Male 5,874
Giant cement carrier. Is giant cement used for sticking giants together?
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Male 15,832
Cement boat captain teaching his daughter to parallel park.
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Male 14,863
Some news reports say the bulk carrier had a propulsion failure. Others say the propulsion failure was with the tugboat. I agree with the latter.

Carrier is initially at, or close to full ahead, rudder amidships. Tugboat is under power, thrusting forward (starboard and facing the carrier`s stern). Tug is not in contact with the carrier, or towing its bow away from the marina.

Carrier goes to idle.

Tug goes to idle/stop.

Carrier resumes 3/4 ahead, full right rudder. It doesn`t appear to have bow thrusters and the tug is dead in the water, abutting the starboard bow, so the stern swings back through the moored boats.

I would say that the tug`s propulsion problem caused the accident and its position exacerbated the recovery, but I don`t understand why the carrier decided to power out instead of waiting for another tug.
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Female 6,381
Whoever was at the helm of that ship was trying to go forward, but it looks like the tug had a line on the bow and pulling astern for some strange reason. So yeah, another vote for bad tugboat.
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Male 1,745
That reminds me of some people`s personality.
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Male 14,863
I dunno, but it looks to me like the tug was responsible.
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Male 840
Good job, tug boat. That will teach all those other boats for calling you names.
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Male 38,741

That was more exciting the Speed II
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Male 1,627
OH poo! better leave a note.
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Male 3,061
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Female 4,359
when I am prime minister of the entire world, i intend to ban all boats except for sail powered ones, and row boats, they are ok. And kayaks and stuff I suppose.
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Male 7,123
For some reason that reminded me of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
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Male 2,855
definitely a woman
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Male 2,511
Way to pilot the boat! Maybe you should...I dunno have somebody aft in contact with the bridge saying, "hey man you`re like totally wrecking all these boats man."
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Male 1,247
Ahh, that`ll buff right out!
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Male 906
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