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A bad day on the dock.

Old 26th Dec 2009, 18:07
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A bad day on the dock.

Oops. What do you think Mr. D? I believe that they left the call for full reverse a bit late myself.

LiveLeak.com - Ship crashes in harbour

After viewing the video the second time it looks like the anchors were lowered in an unsuccessful attempt to slow/stop the ship before it hit the dock.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 18:25
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They weren't carrying crates of Scotch were they?
Had a few "Breakages"? Seemed a pity to waste it?
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 18:35
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Once they are moving they are very difficult to stop,it takes time to get the way off her,one reckons the pilot will be seeking new employment as it was probably the Port Pilot in command on the bridge and not the Captain.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 19:36
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Always struck me as a bit unfair; 'Pilot's Advice, Captain's Orders'. So the Old Man got it in the neck what ever happened, even if he'd never been there before and the Pilot had sold him complete pup.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 19:52
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My dad trained to be a pilot in Dunlaoghaire harbour. it was so badly paid, he chucked it in to be a builder in England - stereotypical Paddy. You gets what you pays for.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 19:57
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Originally Posted by drapes
Once they are moving they are very difficult to stop,it takes time to get the way off her
- I knew a WREN like that.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 21:15
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The NO wasn't a Lt. Phillips by any chance? Left hand down a bit.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 22:49
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aaaaaaaaaaand stop there.. that'll do, she's in.
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 23:01
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Judging by the flag it happened in the Phillipines? Probably trying to make his slot time!
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Old 26th Dec 2009, 23:43
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From the condition of the other ships it looks like a breaking yard. And, given the condition of shipping today, if you're going to break a ship up you want to get it done as quickly as possible. Ergo... the Gadani Beach approach.
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 02:05
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My first thought was a breakers yard too
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 04:34
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Didn't someone once work out that a loaded supertanker (250,000 tonnes) going at full chat would penetrate the White Cliffs of Dover for about 1.5 miles if it hit it head on?
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 06:29
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It's a breaking yard / beach in Bangladesh innit?

Shipbreaking in Bangladesh

That isn't a Philippine flag.

Never trust a title in Live Leak or such.
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 06:40
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Didn't someone once work out that a loaded supertanker (250,000 tonnes) going at full chat would penetrate the White Cliffs of Dover for about 1.5 miles if it hit it head on?
Codswallop!!!
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 06:50
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I think it was 'the loaded supertanker would end up 1.5 meters long....'
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 06:51
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Didn't someone once work out that a loaded supertanker (250,000 tonnes) going at full chat would penetrate the White Cliffs of Dover for about 1.5 miles if it hit it head on?
Takes about 15 NM from full ahead to full astern to stop something of that size.
I would suggest the White Cliffs of Dover would stop it in a little less than 1.5 miles.
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Didn't someone once work out that a loaded supertanker (250,000 tonnes) going at full chat would penetrate the White Cliffs of Dover for about 1.5 miles if it hit it head on?
Like the constipated maths teacher "Worked it out with a pencil"
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 11:05
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What a bang , oops
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 17:01
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Takes about 15 NM from full ahead to full astern to stop something of that size.
I was told by a retired Super Tanker Captain that an emergency stop for a Super Tanker takes as many miles as the speed of the tanker. In other words if the tanker is traveling at 20 kts, it will require 20 NM for the tanker to come to a complete stop.

I don't know if he was just pulling my leg or not, but he certainly acted as if that was the truth.
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 17:45
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This rule of thumb thing for a vlcc is as broad as it is long, it used to be that if you were travelling at full speed,i.e. 15 or 16 knots and stopped the engines, without using any astern movements if the ship was fully loaded it would stop moving after about 5 to 9 miles depending upon the weather.Never tried it though and and have no idea if it is correct.. Google probably knows...
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