Watch This Cargo Ship Freighter Snap In Half Like A Twig

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in Misc


Wind and waves win every time. I feel like The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald should have been playing.
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Male 2,523
Can that ship captain ever get a job again?
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Male 3,007
... There's a boat on the reef with a broken back, and I can see it very well ...
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Male 1,517
It looked to me to be a channel into a port of some kind probably was trying to get in or out and it all went sideways and up onto the rocks. Can't figure out why the helicopter was dangling those two guys from the cable did not look like they were trying to get on board (and why would they) and they certainly were not trying to take any one off. Spent years in the Coast Guard and take my word for it the sea can be a bitch.
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Male 1,140
casaledana I flew off the back of the Dallas for a year then 3.5 years with group Cape May when we still had an air station at the tracen. Old 52A and 55C models. Then I transitioned to C130's out of E City. We were always the tip of the spear in going out in weather we had no business flying in to save somebody. I see this captain thinking he could make it into harbor in the shit weather and from the look of things he was not carrying sufficient ballast. I'm thinking that was a small bulk carrier and not a container ship.
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Male 1,517
scheckydamon I road the Boutwell out of Seattle as a snipe, Along with the Ice breaker Staten Island (Seattle) and the Burton Island out of Long Beach A river tender out of Vicksburg MS The Kickapoo a 63 foot push boat used for buoy tending. Along with a number of land bases, some of the best years. All though I will never forget how bad those 378 could ride in high seas, pitch and roll I remember coming out of the Straits of Juan De Fuca (Seattle) strait in to 20 foot seas I could look out the mess deck window on the port side and look down into the sea, and at the same time look out the starboard widows and see nothing but air, The only time at sea I got sea sick. Of course coming out of calm water (and not having been out in a couple of months)  in to a sea like that 3/4 of the crew was sick.  About the most miserable 8 hours of my life. For you land lubbers that's about how long it took me to get over it.
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Male 1,140
casaledana Well, we're not called shallow water sailors for nothing. I can remember being out on the Dallas on Iceberg patrol. You know before satellites and GPS, when we used to bomb them with dayglo orange paint. 60' to 90' seas. OY! Being sea sick on a 378' is like prison sex. It's not if, it's when!
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Male 2,888
That is one hell of a rescue mission going on there.  The Sea is dangerous mistress.
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Male 898
To be honest, it looked like wind, waves and a reef or rock formation that provided the force to break the ship in half.  Apparently they wandered too close to land in the storm.  Hope the crew survived.
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Male 3,767
respect the sea
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