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    More on the above story about the 'Fryderyk Chopin'. The following is a BBC news report showing her being towed safely back into Falmouth.

    Looking at the footage i think it is fair to say that it was lucky nobody suffered injury in this incident.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11663942
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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      Fire onboard Carnival Splendor

      http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/400841...cruise_travel/

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        I saw today, during a Carnival news conference that they have opened the bars and are offering free drinks but there was no mention of ice or that the beer would be cold. The pools and most attractions are closed and the buffet is serving Pop Tarts, Spam and bottled water. They have gotten the black water systems (toilets) working all over the ship and the cabins have cold water.

        I'm sure there are some on board having fun "camping" on the cruise ship and still having a good time. Unfortunately I think there will be many dying to tell their story of suffering in front of a camera when they get ashore. bla, bla, bla Carnival is so bad... we had no lobster... there was no ice in my Manhattan...

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          i heard it on the news,
          tugboat capseized 2 man missing.
          look at the internet.
          the tug fairplay 22 was capsized while assisting a stena ferry trough probally the bad weather at Hoek van Holland.
          3 of 5 are saved and brought too the hospital
          they hoping for a air bubble in the ship so the man can servive,by knocking on the hull
          rescuers try to make contact with the crew.
          a sheerleg is gooing too the site to turn her over.

          Originally posted by janihudi View Post
          "fairplay 22"



          one and a half week back on the news;
          passingers of a dutch cruiseship has complaned over there captain at the cruise company about that the captain had stopted the vessel to take 2 fisherman that had shipwreked on board.
          the passingers whare wurried that they missed there flight home.

          HOW STUPID MANKIND CAN BE
          Last edited by janihudi; November 11th, 2010, 22:17. Reason: add image
          best regards Thijs

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            it seems now that the 2 missing crewmembers are the belgium captain and a polisch engineer
            best regards Thijs

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              A tug like the Fairplay 22, which is designed for the purpose of assisting vessels berthing should not be able to capsize, provided they were towing over the bow and all doors and hatches etc. were closed. Yet this happens all to often.

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                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                A tug like the Fairplay 22, which is designed for the purpose of assisting vessels berthing should not be able to capsize, provided they were towing over the bow and all doors and hatches etc. were closed. Yet this happens all to often.
                I agree, another tragic accident that simply should not happen - very sad indeed.
                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                  the engineer is found dead,and they don't think hat the captain is alive anymore.
                  the space where he could have to go is ti small to stay dry in this cold water,and to little to contains a lot of air to survive.
                  they have 2 ropes on the vessel now to the sheerleg and she will be towed to calmer waters to turn her.
                  they still do not know what was happend
                  Last edited by janihudi; November 12th, 2010, 14:49.
                  best regards Thijs

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                    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                    A tug like the Fairplay 22, which is designed for the purpose of assisting vessels berthing should not be able to capsize, provided they were towing over the bow and all doors and hatches etc. were closed. Yet this happens all to often.
                    according the directur of stena line, his ship and the tug ain't connectet at the time of capsizing.
                    the tug was preparing to assisting the ferry

                    http://www.zie.nl/video/algemeen/Wei...t/m1fzr71ft2ud

                    http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/2377105/we...812/popup.html
                    best regards Thijs

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                      Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                      according the directur of stena line, his ship and the tug ain't connectet at the time of capsizing.
                      the tug was preparing to assisting the ferry
                      That makes it even more surprising. A harbour tug like this should be able to handle being towed sideways at up to 6 kts. without capsizing. A bit of bad weather should not cause a problem. If not connected they may have got into contact with the ferry in some other way.
                      We will have to see what comes out in the enquiry.

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                        still nothing on the net or radio,what was happend.
                        but the 3 survivers could have tell what was happend,but it remains quiet of them too.

                        the stena line says that the passingers didn't notice anything,that will mean then that they diddn't collied to each other.
                        the passingers have will notice that when a vessel sails into an other vessel, i think
                        best regards Thijs

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                          the captain issn't found at this moment,divers had surch in the tug but diddn't found him.
                          the only place they havn'd surch in ,was the enginroom,but they don't think he would be there.
                          the tug was towed this night from Hoek of Holland to Rotterdam ,to turn it over
                          best regards Thijs

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                            Thank you for the update. It is not on the news in the USA.

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                              nothing found at this moment
                              best regards Thijs

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                                and belated update.

                                un sunday 2 addempts to turn her over failled.
                                she was turn on monday and placed on a barge (not shure about that)
                                she was pumped empty on thursday.
                                and worst of all,they diddn't find the captain.
                                so he was fall in the water too somewhere,they have to wait if he will be beached somewhere (hopefully) (beached will probally the wrong word for it)

                                there will be 1 lucky guy now.
                                a student that was learning as a tug crewmember didn't show up for his duty,so there where 5 instead of 6 crewmembers onboard that day.

                                best regards Thijs

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