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BarryM

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Navigation Error
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:57:15 PM »

One running light and one loaded with cement. Both in the Aegean near the Dardanelles and someone or both ignoring the Rules of the Road. Surprisingly the one underneath continued to float after they were separated.

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 10:59:21 PM »

OK - try Again
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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 11:07:42 PM »

"The vessel with the other on her own starboard side shall give way".  Says it all, really. And here was me thinking all bridge personnel were reading from the same book. How niaive. BY.
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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 11:17:48 PM »

I don't know where the Marti Princess (the one underneath) was taken but I suspect it was a very careful tow while waiting for the ship to fold in the middle.

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 10:39:49 AM »

The word "oops" springs to mind...




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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 11:29:50 AM »

I suspect something stronger was used...


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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 01:26:54 PM »

I feel a caption competition coming on!

"The mating ritual of shippus maritimus often results in unconventional mounting".

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 02:27:04 PM »

I had a small bet with myself that it would not be long before somebody brought sex into it.

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 04:50:06 PM »

"The vessel with the other on her own starboard side shall give way".  Says it all, really. And here was me thinking all bridge personnel were reading from the same book. How niaive. BY.

Up that neck of the woods they have a song sheet all of their own  O0 Usually accompanied by loud shouting on 16 ending with what sounds like 'malacca'  (It makes you blind  %) %) )

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 07:34:41 PM »

Seriously, good job they weren't both running loaded or their waterlines would have been the same and possible loss of life...!!!

'worse things happen at sea' comes to mind.

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 11:43:34 PM »

Some very scary things going on at sea nowadays....

Looks like Rule 17 is out of the window as well .... 'When, from any cause, the vessel required to keep her course and speed finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, they shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision.'

There's too many people at sea without a proper understanding of the Rules, and that is scary. What is more scary are the people who believe they know what they are talking about and blatantly don't!

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 07:51:41 AM »

I've maintaned for a good while now that the English Channel is a BIG accident waiting to happen with the standard of seamanship - and that was the standard when I packed in in '98 I don't think it will have improved up to now - has it ?   :((

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Re: Navigation Error
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2009, 09:42:45 AM »

I blame the so called 'whitelist' of approved nations providing qualified seamen. It is still possible to buy a CoC in many of these people, and I know of people who have experienced this first hand in their home countries.

I sailed earlier this year with 2 European Deck Officers, and was quite frankly shocked by the practices. At one point I arrived on the Bridge to take the watch, to find the ship a couple of cables off the Horsburgh Lighthouse in Singapore heading towards the extremity of the TSS, with no positions since departure, and the guy I was relieving on the internet... Needless to say I wouldn't take the con until things had been done to my liking...

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