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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 10:16:37 pm »

I would not like him to enter our steering competitions, I pity the judge who has to mark that fellow.
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 10:24:54 pm »

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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 10:36:32 pm »

as a finale' I was expecting him to drop his lifeboat onto the last victim......................what a nutter %% %% %% %%
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 10:41:30 pm »

A very puzzling little video.
Where's the berth the ship is trying to get to?
There's a tug alongside apparently doing nothing.
Very odd indeed.
My, my....how standards have slipped.
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 10:45:07 pm »


Yes, love to hear the back story to that and the Pilot's version of that debacle!

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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 10:50:37 pm »

What a bunch of sexists - Who said it was a bloke reversing!  %%
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 11:13:19 pm »

The captain is blaming this on a faulty prop.......Looks like it was working pretty well to me.


They had called for assistance before the incident but the tug you see along side could not cope.


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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 12:15:57 am »



http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/News/Home.html

Cement carrier crashed in marina
The "Cyprus Cement" allided with several pleasure boats in the marine of Levanger in the evening of July 6. 10-15 boats were crushed or broken off their moorings when the ship tried to leave the port and suffered problems because of a bow thruster failure. Although the vessel had a tug to assist, it backd into the marina and destroyed the docks and several boats. Police and fire departments started working on the docks to clean up. Floating piers had bbeen pushed vertically. The damage was estimated to be some Million Norwegian crowns. After the cement carrier hit the marina it left the port but was stopped by the Coast Guard Inder°yningen which sent a boat and launched an investigation. Norwegian reports with photos and video:
http://youtu.be/tzTp8FoR0Ts
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 07:56:08 am »

New meaning to hit and run  %%

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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013, 08:15:09 am »

I think the motor boat club told him he couldn't join 'cause his boat was a bit too big and he was cross.
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2013, 02:22:01 pm »

I wonder if the tug captain was unsighted and pulled him sternfirst into the moored boats - then the carrier trying to go forward against the tug rotated the stern further into the boats?
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 09:06:29 pm »

Did not the first message say the tug had a power failure on a bend. All I can say is "but for the grace of God goes me", because I have been in similar positions and got away with it by good luck, work in a greenhouse and you will break the occasional pane of glass. I expect the old man was trying to stop the vessel with a swing on, lucky for him it was a soft landing, but unlucky that the swing was the wrong way for a single screw vessel going astern on a I presume a standard right hand throw prop.
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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 09:21:45 pm »

Had this posted here, with a map link...  ok2
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43751.msg444680.html#new

It is speculated that the tug lost power...

http://gcaptain.com/bulk-carrier-cyprus-cement/

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Re: If you spot a ship named Cyprus Cement......RUN AWAY!!!
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 07:22:46 am »

Oh My God.. its horrible.. It was good there is nobody in boats.
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