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Unfortunate Collision at Sea in Turkey

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by T.K., Oct 13, 2018.

  1. T.K.

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    If the image below is the vessel in question (or a sistership), they should have had an unobstructed view astern?

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    Image below appears to be a larger version of the vessel; possibly an enclosed pilothouse which might explain the lack of situational awareness? Really no excuse for this...

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  4. Fishtigua

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    We had 2 Turkish Navy Patrol vessels with us when we had Prince Charles as a guest.

    One blew up trying to stay at 17 knots and the other was just bloody dangerous. Not suprised by that situation at all.
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    No excuse in either side... the cargo should have spotted the CG boat on their bow radar and you d think that they d have someone standing watch at the bow while transiting the Bosphorus. Or at least a camera to cover the area not visible

    No excuse for the Russian sailor to be laughing either
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    Both parties were obviously ignorant and lacking situational awareness.
    Crystal clear day, slow speeds, no excuses.
    The laughing while the smaller boat went under was also rather disgusting.

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