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    Egypt cruise ship crash kills three sailors

    Egypt cruise ship crash kills three sailors

    A luxury cruise liner has crashed into a dock at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, killing three members of the crew, officials say.

    >> the whole story breaking on BBC
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    #2
    The Sun has an image of the listing ship and an image of the gaping hole in their side:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...oat-crash.html
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      #3
      I am still trying to figure out how three people were killed. Did a line snap? Did loose gear fall on them?

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        #4
        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
        I am still trying to figure out how three people were killed. Did a line snap? Did loose gear fall on them?
        I have also been wondering how three crew were killed, if a line had parted it would have been very bad luck indeed for it to take out three people. Maybe if the ship had gone sideways onto some protrusion from a jetty or something, then maybe whatever punched into the ship might have penetrated into crew spaces far enough to crush the unfortunate crew in the way.

        But whatever happened, it must have been shear bad luck for three people to have been killed in this type of accident.
        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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          #5
          according the newspaper ,by a hole in the hull of 2 meters, three crewmembers dround by the water that came in
          best regards Thijs

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            #6
            Originally posted by janihudi View Post
            according the newspaper ,by a hole in the hull of 2 meters, three crewmembers dround by the water that came in
            I just heard that as well, on BBC news on my TV. The crew members drowned as the water came gushing in the hole.

            Tragic indeed. Very tragic for the fellow crew members, for the company and their families. My most heartfelt condolences goes out to those that became tragically affected with this accident.

            Apparently, the list is purposely done to keep the hole out of the water.

            http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=579692
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            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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              #7
              Certainly a very tragic accident, not uncommon for ships to be forced into quays by strong winds, but thankfully rare that it ends like this.

              Two meters is a fair size hole, you can just imagine the force that the water would have come in at. At least the containment measures worked as they should have done, if not a hole of that size would have quickly claimed the entire ship. Just goes to show how fate can effect the outcome of an incident like this. In this case the hole was large enough to cause loss of life as a direct effect, but the area of the hole was not critical for the ship, despite it's size. And yet in other incidents, smaller holes have claim the entire ship. The 'Explorer' in the Antarctic comes to mind, that was a smaller hole, but situated in a place where the water could not be contained effectively.
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                #8
                Here's a little video which shows the gash in the hull of the ship:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rICiW4BBvms

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                  #9
                  From Maasmondmaritime Newsletter:

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