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Old 21st Aug 2017, 12:44
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Recc, my father was involved in a collision at night. I was on the bridge at the time as things were very confusing. Essentially the guilty vessel collided with a coaster two ahead, lost all electrical power, and swung without any lights down the starboard side of the vessel struck. The next ship swung to port to avoid presenting us with a vessel swinging across our bow starboard to port. We maneuvered to starboard and hit the guilty vessel amidships. It bounced down our starboard and shortly after sank.

It happened very quickly, it had come from a tributary about a mile ahead. Any radar plot would have been confused.
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