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  • pakarang
    started a topic Why ships sink

    Why ships sink

    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...!)


  • ombugge
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    Nobody could have missed the news that Capt. Schettino has finally been sentenced and sent to jail for 16 year, (out in less than 5 with good behaviour)
    Nor could you have missed that a VLOC just broke up and sunk in the South Atlantic, very much reminiscent to the Berge Istra, Berge Vanga and Derbyshire incidents in the 1970's.
    How can this happen in our day and age, with safety rules and routines up the ying yang, much better equipment and presumably better vessels?
    The reason may be that the people who man them and run them from shore hasn't improved quite with it. Rules, regulations and routines only work if the are applied and adhered to by all and sundry involved, which they are not always: http://splash247.com/unsafe-draft-part-one/

    Another fairly recent accident, involving an overaged vessels getting into the eye of a hurricane, capsizing and sinking with all hands, alo come to mind.

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  • ombugge
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    Not directly why ships sink but why do they collide?? (Which may cause them to sink as a consequence)
    With all the modern means of communication and information about the traffic around you collisions between ships are still one of the biggest risks at sea.

    Here is one Master Mariner's opinion of why: http://maritime-executive.com/blog/w...we-drove-ships

    Any comment from active Masters, or others??

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  • pakarang
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    Never thought she looked like a capzised ship from the side, but when you said it, I now see what you mean.

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  • Sterkoder
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    I can see her as listing, or close to laying flat, to/on her port side. But just for one split second.

    Don't know why they painted her like that, but if you think about that line between the blue and white..., and at the same time think about large modern plastic pleasure crafts..., such a line is possibly ment to set your (our) mint to 'speed'. I don't know....

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  • ombugge
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    Not sunk but, at first glance, does it look like this ferry has capsized??:

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

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  • ombugge
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    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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  • ombugge
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    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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  • ombugge
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    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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  • ombugge
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    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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  • ombugge
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    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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  • carinahansen
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    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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  • Steve.B
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    Re: Why ships sink

    Why do ships sink?


    because the Captains name began with Sch and ended with tino.

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