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Offline andyh

Accidents and mishaps at sea
« on: Sep 08, 2010, 07:33 PM »
Is this the future with today's design of flat bottom ships  :) :) :)

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Online cunardqueen

Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #1 on: Sep 08, 2010, 08:50 PM »
Lets confirm this is not the Queen Elizabeth on sea sea trials testing out the new anti slip decks.... ???
Perhaps we should ask ourselves, IF its so rough why  are passengers milling about the place, shouldnt the Captain have advised people to stay in the cabins?. Its the crew member l fell sorry for, Thats a pretty close escape...
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Offline Waverley

Accidents and misfortunes at sea
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:17 PM »
Whoops, ship hits bridge...

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Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:23 PM »
And everyone laughs at us when we say we only want to sail in a true liner....

i feel this is only the tip of the iceberg....those leviathans are just accidents waiting to happen...they are fine for bobbing in calm seas though there is no guarantee of that even in the caribbean or the med,...they are def not built for ocean cruising....boy was
I  glad i was not a passenger on there..i wouldnt set foot on a ship ever again...it must have been a total nightmare.

I just wish Cunard had made the 2 sisters liners or just gone for one as obviously it costs a lot more money to build a liner than a cruise ship.  The Cunard name is much more worthy of a true liner than a vista class cruise ship.....

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Re: Whoops, ship hits bridge
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:26 PM »
Oops indeed...where was this?  We always used to think this would happen when we went under the Verezanno. ( not seriously!!)it was always a great moment...but QE2 always cleared it beautifully,.....


I wonder if the Captain of this vessel got his knuckles wrapped...I bet they got a big fright when this happened,

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Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2010, 11:43 PM »
No, it's not QE, but it is a Carnival ship - one of the new sites said it was Pacific something or the other and it was a few months ago.
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Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2010, 11:53 PM »
Captain Greybeard says its P&O's Pacific Sun, and indeed P&O have made a statement about it

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Offline highlander0108

Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #7 on: Sep 09, 2010, 02:41 AM »
Weren't QE2's tables, such as the Blue Pearl granite topped ones along the windows around the Golden Lion and elsewhere bolted down to prevent such destruction in heavy seas?  I imagine that a loose forklift or other significant equipment, if not properly stowed and secured, could do serious damage on say a very rough crossing.  Since QE2 was built for this to occur regularily, there must have been extensive provisions made and procedures in place for rough weather.
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Offline Stowaway2k

Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #8 on: Sep 09, 2010, 03:26 AM »
Strange what the media does, that this two year old story has suddenly gone "viral" with old video.  

The Marine Accident Investigative Report is on line with some interesting information and photos.

Pacific Sun is small by present day standards, only 47,000 tons, and quite attractive compared to the new stuff that's out there clogging up the seas.

Hey, there's a name for RCI's new ship... "Clogging of the Seas".
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Whoops, ship hits bridge
« Reply #9 on: Sep 09, 2010, 09:40 AM »
They were very lucky that no one was seriously injured , particularly the captain who hit the deck when he realised what was happening. 
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Re: Cruising in Calm Waters
« Reply #10 on: Sep 09, 2010, 10:23 AM »
Seems really odd that the forklift alone wasnt bolted down...here  even on our wee ferry  ..the lorries and cars are bolted and chained to the deck if weather is bad,,,,,years ago there was a terrible accident with a cattle float on the car deck full of sheep...it overturned and the farmer lost all of his sheep and many cars were very badly damaged.,    Then after the Zeebrugge disaster there were double watertight doors added to all car ferries.

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Re: Whoops, ship hits bridge
« Reply #11 on: Sep 09, 2010, 10:57 AM »
thought this was recent .......it was 2001 In Ontario Canada

Offline QE2 Canuck

Re: Whoops, ship hits bridge
« Reply #12 on: Sep 09, 2010, 03:35 PM »
Yes, I remember that one..... it was one of the freighters of the Paterson Line, traversing the Welland Canal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, near Niagara Falls...It was one of the bridges along the canal.....This is about 2 hours away from where I live.

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Accidents and misfortunes at sea
« Reply #13 on: Feb 04, 2011, 12:25 PM »
If it's not bridges and giant waves... here is the story of a 3-metre-wide chandelier crashing down...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10703534

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Re: Accidents and misfortunes at sea
« Reply #14 on: Feb 04, 2011, 02:26 PM »
That was a lucky escape that it happened at that time of day and not in the middle of an event.







( Can't help wondering if The Phantom of the Opera was on board, though... )
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