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    #61
    I think it is a combination of both: a lot of people with cameras taking pictures and filming, as well as the massive size of the ships.

    Looking into more details, it could also be a communication issue with tugboats (such as can be seen in many other videos). Could the tugs be "underpowered" to handle these massive ships.

    A ship like the EPIC has an enormous sail area. I haven't seen the numbers here, but she has a massive side full of balconies the winds can catch. Even a small gust of let's say 10 m/s would have a great effect on a ship of this size.

    It's hard to say what is the main reason, but I do think there are several complex reasons all together.
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      #62
      Russian freighter hit a bridge in Busan:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urwYhRgd7GY

      Unbelievable when you look at where this ship must have been (yellow mark), judging from the video:

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        #63
        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        Russian freighter hit a bridge in Busan:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urwYhRgd7GY

        Unbelievable when you look at where this ship must have been (yellow mark), judging from the video:
        May be explained here:
        After the allision, Korea Coast Guard personnel boarded the Seagrand and administered a blood-alcohol content test to the crew. According to the KCG, the captain had a BAC of about 0.09 percent, roughly three times the legal limit for a watchstander; however, it is not yet clear whether he had the conn at the time of the casualty, and the other crew on watch showed no signs of intoxication. Local media reported that VTS operators tried to direct the Seagrand onto a safe course, but were not able to effectively communicate with her because “the captain of the Russian ship was not able to speak English properly.”

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          #64
          Totally crazy. Also astonishing, that the cars took almost no notice of this dangerous situation.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            #65
            "Oh, that ship is coming awfully close"... keep driving. I was also surprised to see the cars continue on their way, as if nothing was heading towards the bridge.
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              #66
              Here is a new video. This time a camera and mic on the bridge of the Seagrand: https://youtu.be/Fla9lLPXEvg
              Amazing how calm some of them sound.

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              • janihudi
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                So calm that ot looks like they are playing a video game. When your first attempt fails, try again.

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Unless you are a skydiver!!

              #67
              Interesting video indeed...

              I hear VTS der them to drop anchor right as they back out.... I don't think that would be advisable, it would be better to be assigned a safe anchorage further away from the bridge.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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