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Old 06-01-2007, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my buddies sent me the attached pics today. They are supposed to be from the MV Rickmers Dalian discharging in the Middle East (Jebel Ali). I don't have any other details. If you check the properties on the photos, they appear to have been shot on the afternoon of March 7th. I have no idea what type of boat it was or the name of it, but thought the other forum members might find them interesting.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The new Dockwise promotional material?
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The second pic is just - well, I cant say - it's too hard. Notice the two people on the aft deck? Somebody will be very upset about this!
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The 2nd pic is my new desktop background. In deepest sympathy for the owner,
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Very very sad to see....

We have many boats shipping from the US to Europe using this loading system, and every time the loadmaster performs 100's of check-up procedure to test the cable security....

Such a mistake is 99% human error. Hard to believe it is gear failure...
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd be very curious to know what's being said between the two men in the third picture...

As for the progression of events, I'm trying to determine exactly what happened.

Pic 1 - The yacht is being lifted with two straps... no problems yet.

Pic 2 - The front strap is no longer there. Whatever it was exactly that broke (strap itself, boom, etc.) the yacht nose-dived into the water. It couldn't have been the aft strap since that end was still in the air.

Pic 3 - I'm guessing that as the bow fell the stern just kept it's momentum and flipped up and over.

Pic 4 - Now is where I'm a bit confused. Did the aft strap tear away the propulsion system as the yacht slid out?
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Such a mistake is 99% human error. Hard to believe it is gear failure...
umm i have seen a fair bit of equipment failure where cranes are involved. The second pic is amazing though. finger on the button at the right time. I would have to disagree with the yacht being manned while lifting though. Is that normal? why not have the crew in a zodiac nearby?

why is there all that diesel in the water?
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As photographer and tutor, I must say that I have serious reservations about the second image and suspect it may have been Photoshopped. Can anyone provide real provenace for these images?
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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At first glance, I questioned it too. What are the chances of having a camera ready and catching a Carver in free fall! But, we have the before & after pics that lend credence to the event.

What really seals the deal for me is the splash. Let me explain...

I have the hi-res image. Water spray, or a splash, is *extremely* difficult to digitize. Trying to accurately reproduce the pattern of spray created by a particular shape, coupled with velocity, reflection and shadows would be the Holy Grail in PhotoShop. I've checked for continuity of shadows as well as pixelization along hard edges. In my opinion, it's definately NOT P-chopped.

There's no doubt in my mind this is authentic.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks Yachtforums,

If you are happy with the original who am I to question authenticity
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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since it is now officially authenticated when can we order t-shirts with this image and appropriate slogan?
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