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Rollingthunder
24th Nov 2007, 08:00
get a fist sized hole punched in it and sink with little delay?


Thank goodness all were saved, but this thing was an icebreaker.

helimutt
24th Nov 2007, 08:25
growlers can cause damage, even to ice breakers, this ship probably had 'ice-class' hull but it doesn't mean it is impossible to hole. most of an ice breakers strength is in the forward end. this ship was 38 years old so surprising it happened so maybe something else hit it. russian sub returning home after putting flags on sea bed under antarctic? maybe scuttled for an insurance job.;)

tony draper
24th Nov 2007, 08:29
Puzzled me a bit also,I suppose if she was holed in the bow tiz a awkward place to plug up,she was a old ship built in 1969,I also read she had no watertight doors.
:uhoh:

ShyTorque
24th Nov 2007, 08:49
Well that's just stupid. Even my front door keeps the water out.

tony draper
24th Nov 2007, 09:07
MS Explorer
Built in Finland by polar explorer Lars Eric Lindblad in 1969, MS Explorer was the world's first purpose-built expedition cruise ship. Only 75m long and with an ice-hardened double hull, Explorer's small size and shallow draught means she can go places other larger expedition cruisers can not.
According to the news this morning the crew did try to get a patch on the hole but the electrics failed and they had to abandon it.
:cool:
Least she wont be dragged up on to a beach in India and torn apart for razor blades now.
:uhoh:

tony draper
24th Nov 2007, 10:05
Will see if I can find some Mr Basil, don't think she was built for taking Tourists to that neck of the woods in 1969 though,scientific expeditions and such yes, but in 1969 peeps were still sensibly taking their hols in Butlins Skegness and Blackpool.
:rolleyes:
Also thought it odd that a vessel operating in those waters still had old fashioned open lifeboats.
Found this.
The specialist Lloyds List maritime publication said the Explorer had five "deficiencies" at its last inspection including problems with a watertight door.

The ship also had lifeboat maintenance problems and was missing search and rescue plans, a report on Lloyds' Web site said.

The watertight doors were described as "not as required" and fire safety measures were criticized, it said, citing an inspection done by Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency in May.

Chilean port inspectors also found six deficiencies during an inspection in March, it said.

SLFguy
24th Nov 2007, 10:35
1974...Sydney - Southampton on 'Achille Lauro' via South America....

Not bergs but smaller variety.....father to Captain at dinner or in bar, (can't remember), "So you're not bothered by the ice?..."

"Essa da firsta tima I see dem" :ooh:

tony draper
24th Nov 2007, 10:44
Apparently another hazard to navigation in those waters are are containers that have fallen off those ugly box boats (which they do with alarming regularity), the currents carry them down there where they float about for years.
Fancy being sunk by a container full of Jelly Babies,wudden look good on the Captains Discharge Book.
:rolleyes:

SLFguy
24th Nov 2007, 10:53
Captains Discharge


Ewwww.....

MReyn24050
24th Nov 2007, 11:47
Talking about discharge. Just waiting to hear the screams from the green lobby regarding all the oil she had on board and the possible contamination it might cause.

eyeinthesky
24th Nov 2007, 13:03
QUOTE
russian sub returning home after putting flags on sea bed under antarctic?
UNQUOTE

Apart from the edges, that would be difficult!:p

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
24th Nov 2007, 13:11
Talking about discharge. Just waiting to hear the screams from the green lobby regarding all the oil she had on board and the possible contamination it might cause.
Why would you say someting so pontless and childish as that? Do you WANT the oil spread everywhere?

pigboat
24th Nov 2007, 15:15
Built in Finland by polar explorer Lars Eric Lindblad in 1969...

I figured Harland & Wolff may have had something to do with her construction. :E

Hey RT, here's the follow on to the MV Jean Brilliant. Taken in April last year.

http://www.groupedesgagnes.com/en/upload/photo44_big.jpg

She was built in Seattle as a rig tender in the Guilf of Mexico. Obviously confused with the Gulf of St. Lawrence. :p