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60-meter British Flagged Vessel FOX sinks in Thailand

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  1. Master John

    Master John New Member

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    During the launching of this converted british naval vessel the FOX, it all went wrong. See attached photo.

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  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Someone's got some explaining to do. Whoops!
  3. Master John

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    No Kidding..!! You can only see 30% of the boat here. Their are another three decks below the water level. see attached photo.

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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    I just hate when I forget to put the plug back in.:eek: :D
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    Please can you change the title to 'British Flagged Yacht'.

    The Royal Navy has enough problems of their own at the moment and don't need any more. :D
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    seems she may have a wee bit of balance problem ... what?

    :D :D :D
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    Fixed that for ya...

    I had the same thought until I saw the pic.
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    What was the problem with the sailboat?
  10. Master John

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    Bangkok post

    Thanks for fixing the title. Found this in the Bangkok post.....A boy stands on a bridge overlooking a partially submerged yacht. The newly built luxury yacht began to sink after its launch into the Tha Chin River in Samut Sakhon's Muang district on Friday. About 200 workers of a private yacht building company tried in vain to adjust cables which were fastened to the 1,000 tonne yacht as it was being launched. Witnesses said the yacht tipped sideways and water gushed into its interior.The yacht was sinking while the workers erected buoys in the hope of keeping it afloat. However, the buoys could not support the vessel's weight. (Bangkok Post)

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  11. NYCAP123

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    I suspect there may be some re-negotiations going on.:rolleyes:
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    I see the latest issue of TYR has an article about the two guys who plan(ned) to put Thailand on the yacht building map with that project ... oops.
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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    They succeeded although maybe not in the way they envisioned. Any word on the cause of this?
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    Caution. I went on their site and got worms.
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    That seems odd, Google Ruea yachts and follow one of those links then.
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    That's what I did. I was switching between bios & corporate profile when it hit. Of course, the way these things are it could have been something laying dormant, but that's when it hit. My malware dealt with it.
  18. Master John

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    Yacht Solutions

    Here is their web site : www.yachtsolutions.net

    Word on the street is:
    All man holes were open.
    All watertight doors were open.
    No ballast in tanks.
    A wee bit top heavy.
    And no one that understands stability...!!
  19. NYCAP123

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    That must be "the renowned finishing skills and attention to detail of our Thai craftsmen" which enables them "to offer luxury yachts built to the highest international standards of safety and quality at a competitive price differential compared to European and American builders.":rolleyes: Anybody know how many new builds this company has completed?