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Whoops!! Years of Boating Blunders!

Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. brunick

    brunick Senior Member

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    does that sound ambiguous to anyone but me? ;)
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    AMG YF Moderator

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  3. brunick

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    since it looks like the boats there are the only things worth salvaging why not patch the holes and wait for the next tsunami
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    (kinda dark humor - are you from Britain?)
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    for those with friends in Japan, that is not humor but sick.
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    I think we're all conditioned to try to find humor in bad situations-Charlie Sheen, Lindsey lohan, OJ Simpson, etc. Sometimes, when things are as utterly unfathomable as this, stuff comes out our mouths and we don't know where they came from. Truthfully, I saw this coming as soon as that picture was posted. Let's overlook, and just concentrate on praying (I'm not religous, but...) for these poor souls. This subject should remain as purely informative as possible. Let's not give this anymore attention. Nobody finds this humorous, regardless of what might escape a careless keystroke.
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    Despite being really old 07, I'll answer the where. Its Princess Louisa Inlet and possibly one of the top spots in the world to cruise into. The original property owner left his land to the boaters of the Pacific Northwest, both Canadian and American's. A non-profit was established made up of directors from both sides of the border.

    info: http://www.princesslouisa.bc.ca/

    An excellent photo gallery: http://sunshinecoasttours.smugmug.c...ss-Louisa-Inlet/8004836_aXCBd#520751624_gjcQu

    When I was a teenager Id make my parents take me because the buildings behind the wreck are a summer camp with lots of girls. Now as an adult the other scenery of the area impresses me more. Posting because if your boating in BC this area is an absolute must stop over at! :D
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    Welcome to YF Floatby. Yeah, that qualifies as an Oops.:eek: Actually, it looks like he did a pretty good docking job if only the basin were his slip. Any idea how he got in there?
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    The ferry terminal is just on the right-hand side of that picture, i.e. the ferry turned too far to starboard. That was 6 years ago and I don't recall anything more than "loss of control" being given as a reason.

    Keeping with a BC Ferries theme, here's the Queen of Alberni aground just outside of the eastern entrance to Active Pass in 1979:

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    per wikipedia:

    On June 30, 2005 at about 10:10 in the morning (17:10 UTC), the vessel Queen of Oak Bay, on the Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay (or Trans-Canada Highway) ferry route, lost power four minutes before she was to dock at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. The vessel became adrift, unable to change speed, but able to steer with the rudders. The horn was blown steadily and an announcement telling passengers to brace for impact was made minutes before the 139 m (456 ft) ship slowly ran into the nearby Sewell's Marina, where she destroyed or damaged 28 pleasure craft and subsequently went aground a short distance from the shore. No casualties or injuries were reported. [13] [14] [15]

    On July 1, 2005, BC Ferries issued a statement that Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board, and Lloyd's Register of Shipping were reviewing the control and mechanical systems onboard to find a fault. An inspection revealed minimal damage to the ship, with only some minor damage to a metal fender, paint scrapes to the rudder, and some minor scrapes to one blade of a propeller.

    On July 7, 2005, BC Ferries concluded that a missing cotter pin was to blame. The pin normally retained a nut on a linkage between an engine speed governor and the fuel control for one of the engines. Without the pin, the nut fell off and the linkage separated, causing the engine, clutches, and propellers to increase in speed until overspeed safety devices tripped and shut down the entire propulsion system. The faulty speed governor had been serviced 17 days before the incident during a $35-million upgrade and the cotter pin was not properly replaced at that time.

    The Queen of Oak Bay was quickly repaired and tested at sea trials. She returned to regular service on July 8, 2005. A complete investigation report consisting of a 14-page Divisional Inquiry and a 28-page Engineering Incident Investigation was finally released in September 2006.[16]

    The Transportation Safety Board's Marine Investigation Report, released on September 6, 2007, indicated that "inadequacies in BC Ferries' procedures on safety-critical maintenance tasks and on ship handling during berthing operations" were major contributing factors to the accident. It appears that insufficient oversight of work done by contractors also played a role in the accident.
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    Albernie

    we fluked onto that accident in my parent's boat. IIRC only one fatality was a horse that had to be shot after breaking it's leg.

    I still remember that weird looking ferry sitting high and dry. IIRC it was attempting to avoid some fisherman who refused to get out of the way. Salmon were biting after all :eek:
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    Two of my Uncles work on BC Ferries, one is a first officer and other is also an officer, but didn't like working as a mate so took a demotion. He recently retired but works part time when needed. They started in early 1970's, but never involved in those accidents. The first officer has his captains but doesn't want to be one because no union benefits and he earns more money being crew.
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    Here's a Carver in Daytona Beach that the owner decided he didn't want to spend the money putting fresh batteries in...and the time to repair the slow leak.

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    Here's a little video compilation of some incidents that have already appeared in this thread, and some others that I don't think we've seen before.

    Anyone care to break them all down? :rolleyes:

    Boat Fails
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    There are aliens among us,...and they've invaded the waters now :p ;)

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    I think that is a candidate for the ugly boat thread as well !!!