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I think someone took a wrong turn.

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Bishop6042, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. triggerfish23

    triggerfish23 Member

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    I'm not really sure what the plan was. It looked like they were on a conflicting course with oncoming traffic, but I don't understand how the following vessel ended up in that position. Anyone have any insight as to what the shipping lanes are like over there?

    Glad to hear no one was hurt although there's sure to be a lot of paper cuts with all the reports to be filled out.

    Gotta check your rear view mirrors before you make those turns. :D
  2. RT46

    RT46 Senior Member

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    The Capt said the "other left"
  3. Kafue

    Kafue Senior Member

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    Mating Season in Tropical Waters

    "One of the rarest sights we, at the BBC, have ever filmed; it is the common Bulkus Carrius Bulbous trying to stick it's large bulbouse bow, also known as the big donger, where it will really impress it's mate! A truly rare sight in these waters because although these are common creatures, we usually see them with their dongers just breaking the water. Isn't nature wonderful!!!"
    David Attenborough. The Real Life of Bulk Carriers.
  4. 84far

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    LOL! Great Call!

    Far
  5. Bamboo

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    Did the front ship turn left or was it's stern pushed right thus making the bow turn left?
  6. Kevin

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    Well at least the front didn't fall off...
  7. Kafue

    Kafue Senior Member

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    LOL!!!
    That video clip will never die.
  8. jhall767

    jhall767 Senior Member

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    I don't understand how they got that close to begin with. Anybody who has piloted a boat near a ship of that size (or even close to another boat) knows there are strong currents setup by the motion of the hull through the water. Unless this was fantasy wish event - "I want to drive a ship today" those in command of both vessels would have had plenty of experience. Does anybody know what events led up to this? AIS track available?
  9. Capt Buddy

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    They're just practicing the pit maneuver