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    Vacancy for a Capitain-Warm Climate, must speak Italian!-gctid343766

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/14/world/...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Probably looking at too many navigational aids to look out the window and see how close to land they were!

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/coast-g...153537627.html

    Check out picture #6 in the above link, somewhere it said 'sandbar', that is a very rocky sandbar the ship has picked up!

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    #2
    WOW, I'm never comfortable on a ship that big.

    "I was driving by this sand bar and picked up a 10ton bolder" How'd that happen?

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      #3
      Those photos are surreal.

      Honestly, for something like this to happen must be almost impossible. To rip a 160 foot gash in the side of the ship, with a truck-size boulder embedded in the gash, would mean the ship was making way, not drifting.

      So, that means that either:

      1. They were not where they thought they were.

      2. Someone was asleep at the wheel.

      Scenario #2 happened a couple of years ago with a large passenger ferry in BC, equipped with the latest high tech nav gear. The ferry ran smack into an island at full speed in the middle of the night. None of the alarms functioned, or they were shut off. Two people died.

      It's hard to deduce what happened from an armchair, but I doubt if that skipper will be able to find work again!
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        #4
        Not many captain jobs in prison anyway . . .And that looks to be where he is headed. He was arrested for, among other things, leaving the ship before the passengers were off!!

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          #5
          Stratocaster wrote:
          Those photos are surreal.

          Honestly, for something like this to happen must be almost impossible. To rip a 160 foot gash in the side of the ship, with a truck-size boulder embedded in the gash, would mean the ship was making way, not drifting.

          So, that means that either:

          1. They were not where they thought they were.

          2. Someone was asleep at the wheel.

          Scenario #2 happened a couple of years ago with a large passenger ferry in BC, equipped with the latest high tech nav gear. The ferry ran smack into an island at full speed in the middle of the night. None of the alarms functioned, or they were shut off. Two people died.

          It's hard to deduce what happened from an armchair, but I doubt if that skipper will be able to find work again!
          Now former Capt Hazelwood will have someone to talk to!

          THAT is a screw-up of major proportions. But hey, they're talkin' about 'ice-cold sea water' which makes me wonder: Why is anyone cruising in cold temps anyway? This isn't an Antarctic cruise.......

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            #6
            Actually, didn't they find with the Queen of the North 1. The two officers on the bridge had recently broken up a romantic relationship and weren't on speaking terms. 2. There was a new chart plotter and no one knew how to dim the display so they shut it off because the glare was distracting.

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              #7
              I wonder if the captain went by the moniker of "Capt Le' Sea Puppy", after this epic fail he will go by the name "I'll pick that soap up for you sir"
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                #8
                Didn't the bridge watch on the Andrea Doria watch the Stockholm's approach on radar, right up to the collision.

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                  #9
                  I will be curious to see just how that happened. Even equipment failure doesn't make sense to me.

                  I once had a bridge tour on a cruise ship, NCL. In addition to a zillion dollars of electronics they also constantly had 2 'able seamen' on watch 24 hrs

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                    #10
                    dktool wrote:
                    I wonder if the captain went by the moniker of "Capt Le' Sea Puppy", after this epic fail he will go by the name "I'll pick that soap up for you sir"
                    Poor Steve...but OH MAN, the admiral and I are recovering from aching sides. I can hardly type this.

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                      #11
                      There will be an inquest. Hopefully the investigation will let us know just exactly what happened and why. In this day and age things like this should never occur. I look forward to the conclusions of the inquest when they are made public.
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                        #12
                        OMG this was the first I'd heard. Guess I haven't had the TV on all w/e.

                        I've always thought those megaships looked top-heavy. I guess I was right.

                        The news stories are conflicting, we'll have to wait for the results of the investigation, which can be months.

                        Meanwhile, there's always pure speculation. Like, the sequence of events isn't really clear to me. Did they hit the rocks then have an electrical problem, or the other way around? Were they underway when they listed or had they already stopped? I see pictures of a moderate list, with rescue boats around, then again completely over on her side. There were comments about the list developing in just 15 seconds. How long before it went from there, all the way over?

                        Just not enough info. It's interesting that the titanic would never have gone over like that. She was built for the North Atlantic crossing, and went down almost level. But in the end putting a gash that size in the side has the same effect as it did 100 years ago.

                        The reports from passengers don't speak well of the captain and crew. I think there will be a lot of lessons to learn from this. I can't imagine leaving my ship before all my passengers were accounted for. That's inexcusable. On the Hudson, Capt. Sully went completely through his sinking plane a second time just to check. This guy didn't seem to make anywhere near the same effort.

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                          #13
                          After seeing this...My brother and I are wondering...do we really need to do the Alaskan Cruise this summer? This is a truely unbelievable event!

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                            #14
                            dktool wrote:
                            I wonder if the captain went by the moniker of "Capt Le' Sea Puppy", after this epic fail he will go by the name "I'll pick that soap up for you sir"
                            I know I know, the Captain was busy Texting on his IPad just like someone else we all KNOW :arr

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                              #15
                              Is it just me, or does anyone else view these things as ugly, top-heavy monstrosities?
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