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    Why ships sink

    Very interesting program on Norwegian TV recently...:

    http://tv.nrk.no/program/koid2200651...or-skip-synker

    Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the ship they have animated in the program is actually the Crystal Symphony... (shame on them...!)

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    Re: Why ships sink

    I cannot see this documentary since NRK does not allow viewing outside Norway.

    Talk about "sinking" is not "nice", therefore an expert witness in an arbitration court came up with the term; "the vessel took an attitude of negative buoyancy".

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    • #3
      Re: Why ships sink

      I cannot see this documentary since NRK does not allow viewing outside Norway.
      Ok, so does that count for all their programmes on web-TV...?
      It's no use then when we Norwegians post links to interesting tv-programmes for the world to watch on web-tv...?
      (I didn't know that NRK web-TV would not work outside Norway, so why web-TV is something else).

      "the vessel took an attitude of negative buoyancy".
      Oh, I like such twisting of words and sentenses

      As for the programme itself, it was interesting..., but did they really come up with anything new as to why a ship sink?

      I mean, if you fill a bucket with water..., eventually, it will sink.
      That goes for punching holes in it to, and placing it in water..., after a while, it only goes one way.
      Though mentioned, I would've liked BBC to focus even more on the human factor...., due to the fact that as soon as a human is involved, things are bound to be fu***d up sooner or later.
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      • #4
        Re: Why ships sink

        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
        Ok, so does that count for all their programmes on web-TV...?
        It's no use then when we Norwegians post links to interesting tv-programmes for the world to watch on web-tv...?
        Oh do keep on posting them as sometimes they do work (though whether for all parts of the world I’m less sure). On this page of their website NRK list which programmes are currently available abroad, Nordlandsbanen minutt for minutt for example.

        As you see Hvorfor skip synker isn’t listed, but perhaps that is because it is actually a BBC programme. I actually recollect watching a programme called “Why ships sink” some time ago. I think it may have been the week BBC had a “season” of a lot of Titanic-related programmes around the anniversary time.

        I hadn’t made the Crystal Symphony connection though!

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        • #5
          Re: Why ships sink

          As Andrews replied to Captain Smith in the movie Titanic:

          Smith: But she can't sink?

          Andrews: She is made of steel, I assure you, she will sink.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #6
            Re: Why ships sink

            Andrews: She is made of steel, I assure you, she will sink.
            Understatement of the year...

            That movie opened my eyes wide to ship, ship history and other maritime matters.
            Don't know how many times I've seen the movie TITANIC by James Cameron...., and that's NOT because I'm an eager follower of love stories, but every time I watch it, I try to discover new things..., beyond that love story, if you see what I mean.

            Great movie, great movie....
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            • #7
              Re: Why ships sink

              Why do ships sink?


              because the Captains name began with Sch and ended with tino.
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              • #8
                Re: Why ships sink

                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                Understatement of the year...

                That movie opened my eyes wide to ship, ship history and other maritime matters.
                Don't know how many times I've seen the movie TITANIC by James Cameron...., and that's NOT because I'm an eager follower of love stories, but every time I watch it, I try to discover new things..., beyond that love story, if you see what I mean.

                Great movie, great movie....
                same here!!

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                • #9
                  This may not be as much about why ships sink as how to sink a ship, and why: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dad_1250449129

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                  • #10
                    Another controlled sinking, this time seen from on board the sinking ship: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Y4_XPFNZE#t=11

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                    • #11
                      An uncontrolled sinking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuZ8L1qussY

                      Australian Navy takes time out from their busy schedule of chasing illegal immigrants to rescue the crew.

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                      • #12
                        Near miss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejG9WJLSRM

                        Exiting time for the Master and crew while they try to get control.

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                        • #13
                          The reason this ship sunk is not in dispute, but where has been for many years: http://gcaptain.com/microsoft-billio...hi-battleship/

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                          • #14
                            A WWII relic seen again after 60 years on the bottom: http://gcaptain.com/aircraft-carrier...content=261222

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                            • #15
                              Not why but when ships sink, at least in clean clear and shallow waters: http://gcaptain.com/ship-photo-haunt...content=261222
                              A haunting image this.

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