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Giant Cement Carrier Smashes Marina

BOAT MAD! BIG BOAT SMASH!

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Giant Cement Carrier Smashes Marina. BOAT MAD! BIG BOAT SMASH!
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Hits: 5311 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 3.3 | Category: Weird | Date: 07/08/2013
 
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gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 792 Posts
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:59:59 AM
So class, what's the lesson here?

The bigger you are, the more right-of-way you have.

baradhili
Male, 40-49, Australia
 160 Posts
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:28:01 AM
Draculya I think you were spot on.. though missing the bit about gross incompetence :)

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4331 Posts
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:35:42 AM
Giant cement carrier. Is giant cement used for sticking giants together?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12984 Posts
Monday, July 8, 2013 11:26:26 PM
Cement boat captain teaching his daughter to parallel park.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11518 Posts
Monday, July 8, 2013 9:12:44 PM
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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