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Offline Louis De Sousa

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2010, 06:52 PM »
Just loaded a few pics in Flickr check it out, more to follow soon lol

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/sets/72157624000645225/detail/

PS - a detailed story will follow soon too on my blog "QE2 -My Home" in the next few days.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #21 on: Jul 22, 2010, 03:41 AM »
Hey there folks,
I was working on the Vistafjord at the time, we were returning to the ship as it had been used as accommodation for Time magazine during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Coming thru Heathrow airport we see a newspaper headline....QE2 Holed!
See the pic below.
A QE2 crewmember who transferred to the Vista shortly afterwards told us a few tales about the grounding.
Apparently she and a few others were having a cabin party when the ship hit...someone asked "what was that" a reply came "a strawberry flavored jellyfish"! Apparently when a lot of the crew were disembarking in Boston under strict instructions not to talk to the press, someone yelled "What did you hit"....reply "A strawberry Flavor Jellyfish!!!!
Good old QE2 crew humor.
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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #22 on: Jan 24, 2011, 11:56 AM »
Following is another photo of the ship in Dry Dock


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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #23 on: Jan 24, 2011, 02:42 PM »
Are there any public pictures of the actual damage?  Would love to see them if so.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2011, 10:38 AM »
Here is a new, somewhat facetious, article about the grounding :

http://marthasvineyard.patch.com/articles/the-qe2-takes-a-squat

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2011, 07:43 PM »
what a most refreshing report...
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2011, 05:54 PM »
Crew t-shirt

QE2 on the rocks 1 by Blue Bombay, on Flickr

A cheeky take on this near disastrous story!

I wonder whether this too came from the bowels of Six Deck... and who produced the design? QE2 must have had excellent printers if they could work on textiles as well as paper...
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 06:13 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2011, 06:04 PM »
Totally OT, but Cuttyhunk Island has some of the best striped bass fishing around--used to go there every year with a bunch of guys and jig with wire line for the bass.  At that time the keeper size was 36", so a lot of them had to get thrown back, but great fighters.  Apart from that the only thing to do on Cuttyhunk was drink.  One other piece of trivia, the island was a military installation during WWII, and still uses the government's original diesel gen set for power.   By this time it could probably use one of QE2"s MAN's for a replacement.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #28 on: Jan 24, 2012, 03:52 PM »
Article here from the Boston Globe -- QE2 passengers remembering the Martha's Vineyard grounding after the Costa Concordia tragedy :

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/metro/30636382_1_passengers-qe2-ship

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #29 on: Jan 24, 2012, 05:28 PM »
An interesting reading, I didn't know of this event.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #30 on: Jan 24, 2012, 05:31 PM »
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An interesting reading, I didn't know of this event.


I was onboard for this one and after leaving Boston i had no pay and no job so i joined another ship but thats another story.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #31 on: Jan 24, 2012, 05:55 PM »
Article here from the Boston Globe -- QE2 passengers remembering the Martha's Vineyard grounding after the Costa Concordia tragedy :

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/metro/30636382_1_passengers-qe2-ship


An interesting link Isabelle,
However, someone very closely involved with QE2 and Martha's Vineyard grounding knows much about squat.
When I asked him last week (and it was early days then after the incident involving Costa Concordia),
he told me then that he very much doubted if the Costa Concordia incident was due to squat...
« Last Edit: Jan 24, 2012, 05:58 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #32 on: Jan 24, 2012, 06:39 PM »
A very kind person a while back sent me one of the crew tshirts as shown above!

The QE2 grounding is used as a text-book example of the effects of Squat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_effect
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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #33 on: Jan 24, 2012, 06:42 PM »
Article here from the Boston Globe -- QE2 passengers remembering the Martha's Vineyard grounding after the Costa Concordia tragedy :

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/metro/30636382_1_passengers-qe2-ship

The reporter for this article contacted me, seeking to speak to Captain Woodall.  I forwarded her details to Richard Woodall, but she ran the story before anyone got a chance to respond.  I was keen to say that she had possibly missed the point of the story - and that QE2 was quite a different type of ship - and perhaps the story was WHY had QE2's passengers been able to continue to party the night away, even though far below them the ship was badly damaged...
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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #34 on: Jan 24, 2012, 07:08 PM »
Interesting to note (again) what Captain Woodhall wrote here
https://www.theqe2story.com/features/RobinWoodall.html

Like Martha's Vineyard, the grounding on the Brambles, the scary fire in QE2's engine room etc, and perhaps the outage on board QM2 off Barcelona - it must be difficult and painful for anyone in a position of responsibility to recall what must have been experienced as truly shocking at the time.  Wishing now that the press and media were more sensitive, as well as less greedy!
Rosie.
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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #35 on: Jan 25, 2012, 06:50 PM »
There's been lots of coverage of the Concordia incident but being at the cusp of wide proliferation of the internet in 1992 there was not much outside newsprint and radio/TV.  Have there since been any photos of the damage posted anywhere?

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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #36 on: Jan 25, 2012, 10:24 PM »
I'm sure I saw some photos of the damage to the underside of the hull on this forum a few months ago.
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Re: 1992 Martha's Vinyard Grounding
« Reply #37 on: Aug 27, 2012, 04:12 AM »
This article sheds interesting light on the incident that happened 20 years ago this summer, right in my backyard.  I remember this event vividly.

http://www.hydro-international.com/issues/articles/id1093-Grounding_of_the_Queen_Elizabeth__response.html

Here is the first installment:

http://www.hydro-international.com/issues/articles/id1071-Grounding_of_the_Queen_Elizabeth.html

Interesting comments about Cunard suing NOAA and losing.  Even more interesting is the timeline with the course correction noted and the speed.  One piece of information I have never heard before discussed is the data of the near grounding preceeding this event.  Given the shallow depths, did QE2 ever enter these waters again?
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« Reply #38 on: Jan 08, 2013, 03:02 PM »
When the QE2 ran aground in 1992 in Marthers Vineyard the props were damaged & parts were sent away to be examined.. when they were returned to the ship, the Tech stores manager gave some pieces away for paper weights & I have a couple of bits, you can see where they where ripped apart.... 

I am thinking about gettings these cut up & put on plaques with the date etc, I have now noticed on the round boss part there are some stamped numbers, 2543-7-6, mean any thing to any one?
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« Reply #39 on: Jan 16, 2013, 02:09 PM »
Very interesting, I guess not many people can say they have a piece of the QE2's propeller in their house!

 

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