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« Reply #315 on: Jun 05, 2021, 02:09 PM »
Thar Golden Ray is very interesting. They are basically using a chain saw to cut her up!

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« Reply #317 on: Nov 03, 2021, 01:42 PM »
That is a heck of a "ding" considering the canal wall is basically dirt!

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #319 on: Feb 01, 2022, 08:17 AM »
I just can't believe such things can happen:

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/errant-cruise-ship-forces-space-x-to-scrub-launch-at-cape-canaveral

I was watching it live on SpaceX's YouTube channel and was equally shocked given that plenty of notice is given and the no go zone is clearly defined. I have never known this to happen before with a cruise ship and I wonder if heads will roll, metaphorically speaking, because of it?

Thankfully this Falcon 9 launch was successful on the third attempt (first attempt was scrubbed due to incoming bad weather) at 23:11 GMT/UTC last night and even, this time, included wonderful shots from the ground of main engine cut off and the staging of the rocket - not to mention it was a return to launch site landing for the first stage of the Falcon 9 which is not common.

Here's a link to the SpaceX livestream (in 4K) from the successful launch:

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #320 on: Feb 01, 2022, 03:49 PM »
Sorry, QE 2 did that back in the 70's!
Difference was it was planned. Got to the site, great! No other vessels about, we have the area to ourselves..... only when 2 Coast Guard vessels and a couple of police vessels approached with lights and sirens, and a few terse words on the radio, did QE 2 realize that maybe there was a reason for the lack of boats!
Launch was eventually cancelled for weather reasons!

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« Reply #321 on: Feb 01, 2022, 05:47 PM »
was it an Apollo launch?

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #322 on: Feb 02, 2022, 12:42 AM »
I believe it was an Apollo. Mid 70's maybe?

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #323 on: Feb 02, 2022, 12:44 AM »
Apollo-Soyuz if mid 1970s?
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« Reply #324 on: Feb 02, 2022, 03:53 AM »
A couple of years back when NZ's first space-launch company, Rocket Lab, started up, the first launch date & time was notified to all authorities concerned, but Maritime Safety forgot to put it out on a Notice to Mariners.

When the first commercial rocket lifted off from the end of the Mahia Peninsula in November 2017, the cement ship 'Aotearoa Chief', was right underneath it, heading for Napier! If the first stage had failed, the AC would have ended up with extra 'deck cargo!
Because they didn't know about the launch, none of the crew were on deck to watch it!
Rocket Lab have now done 23 launches and put 109 satellites into orbit so far.

And haven't hit any ships yet!


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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #325 on: Feb 05, 2022, 01:55 PM »
I have just watched on youtube, a documentary about the salvaging of a car carrier called the Tricolor.
Absolutely amazing!!! They cut the ship into , I think it was seven pieces, using a flexible hacksaw blade (that's the easiest way to describe it) But all done underwater!

Amazing and fascinating.
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« Reply #326 on: Feb 05, 2022, 06:02 PM »
Fascinating indeed! I have just watched it through, such a difficult challenge, so well done and so well documented. Thank you for the recommendation, Rod!

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #329 on: Feb 18, 2022, 02:32 PM »
A near mishap during the ongoing "Storm Eunice":

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