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    Sh*t happens: http://gcaptain.com/watch-out-of-con...Captain.com%29
    There is an emergency stop function on all engines, that is to shut off the fuel.

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      I don't know if this can be called an accident or a F*U: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLCB3wMfgBU
      If the last somebody should tell the driver to always come up from behind, line up with the ship and adjust the speed to come alongside.

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        I have to finish this paper work before crew change today: http://gcaptain.com/crew-boat-gets-s...Captain.com%29

        Here is the same picture without the frame:


        As seen from a sports fishing boat from a different angle:


        Here is a closer look:


        The last two pictures from The Hull Truth Boating Forum: http://www.thehulltruth.com/gulf-coa...nto-rig.html#b

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          Here goes another one: http://gcaptain.com/seismic-survey-v...-bergen-video/
          This time in Bergen.

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          • Steve.B
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            I wonder what happened, they say mechanical failure of the propulsion system. If true it would appear that the shock of the impact rectified the fault, seeing that she stopped motoring astern once she made contact with the cruise ship. Was half expecting to see her carry right on.

          US Navy has been sued for breach of nearly all COLREG rules there is after crossing the bow and colliding with a VLCC in the Hormuz Strait in 2012:
          http://gcaptain.com/volts-shipping-s...Captain.com%29

          Listening to the bridge recording I think they have a strong case: http://gcaptain.com/intense-bridge-conversation-porter/
          It sounds like nobody know what to do and nobody is in full command.

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          • Steve.B
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            That is really rather unbelievable, total chaos! I feel sorry for the guy at the helm, he knew they were heading in to danger but the Captain just seemed oblivious to the whole situation. Hell, if your going to play chicken, don't do it with a VLCC.

          Another ferry sinking, this time in Bangladesh: http://gcaptain.com/owner-overloaded...Captain.com%29
          This is a regular occurrence in Bangladesh and usually doesn't get much attention in the world media

          Predictably, the Owner and Captain has been arrested in a copy cat action to the Korean ferry sinking. That is something new.

          When I worked in Bangladesh in 1972 another ferry sunk in about the same place and something like 150 people were reported to have died.
          I doubted the figure, since the ferry in question didn't look like it could get that many on board, which I mentioned to somebody in the Inland Water Transportation Authorities.
          The answer; No, there were over 300 on board.

          This was just after the independence war and the soldiers manning a position along the river shot some of the survivors as they swam towards the riverbank in the dark.

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            More ferry sinking, this time in Chile: http://gcaptain.com/chilean-ferry-am...Captain.com%29
            At least nobody got hurt and the Captain and crew performed as expected.

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              Accident caught on webcam: http://gcaptain.com/incident-video-week-bulk-carrier/

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                There is no shortage of accidents and incidents to fill this thread.
                Here is one from Iceland: http://gcaptain.com/cargo-ship-hard-...Captain.com%29

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                  yes i have seen this one too.
                  there are some containers which i had transported too there.
                  we (as TSI) drive containers for the shipping company Samskip
                  best regards Thijs

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                    Even the most modern and sophisticated equipment is of any use if nobody look out the window once in a while: http://gcaptain.com/coast-guard-cutt...Captain.com%29
                    A fishing boat pulling nets or pots have right of way over even the USCG.

                    Unfortunately they got the wrong Sea Shepard though. That would have been to pay them back with their own medicine.

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                      It happens again: http://gcaptain.com/norwegian-ferry-...Captain.com%29

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                        Another grounding in well charted area and with all kinds of navigational aids available, on board and ashore: http://gcaptain.com/cargo-ship-leaks...Captain.com%29

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                          Marco Polo aground in Lofoten: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/ir...n-7769182.html

                          More from Lofotposten: http://www.lofotposten.no/Cruiseskip...-29-11260.html

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                          • PoloUK
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                            Yep - on the Norwegian Cruise thread too! Do pay attention Ombugge!!

                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            OOOPS, I didn't refresh before posting obviously.
                            Well, more facts about the incident from different sources can't hurt. They should be able to re-float her sometime this PM your time.
                            You can watch it directly here: http://www.tv2.no/v/855166/

                          Pictures of Marco Polo aground here: http://www.lofotposten.no/Se_bildene...-29-11548.html

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                          • Gaelsail
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                            Just watched her sail- then stop round the corner
                            Last edited by Gaelsail; November 1st, 2014, 19:11.

                          • Gaelsail
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                            Currently heading out to sea, 12.9kn.

                          • kiki42
                            kiki42 commented
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                            gosh I was on the Marco Polo in 2006 on the same trip and we went over the mud banks, stirring up the mud it was quite weird seeing all the brown water , a bit frightening .
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