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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #375 on: Jun 01, 2023, 12:45 PM »
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How would the ship have coped with the 90 foot wave that QE2 encountered during Hurricane Luis

Probably with a lot more damage! Even though she is a lot heavier at 102,000 Tons she is shorter, wider and taller,
QE2 was much better at cutting through the waves than these modern floating bathtubs!

What really amused me in the article was the passengers complaining about the lack of Wi-Fi..... ::)

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« Reply #376 on: Jun 19, 2023, 03:13 PM »
BBC News reported today that a Titanic Tourist Submersible is missing.  A search is underway and hopefully the sub is found. 

It is not known how many people were onboard.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65953872

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A submersible used to take tourists to view the wreck of the Titanic has gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean, sparking a search and rescue mission. The Boston Coastguard told the BBC an operation to find the submersible was under way on Monday.


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« Reply #377 on: Jun 19, 2023, 04:05 PM »
google "titanic sub goes missing" $2500,000/person for 8days   $31,250/day? Next get together perhaps?

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #378 on: Jun 20, 2023, 02:11 AM »
Five people aboard including Hamish Harding.
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« Reply #379 on: Jun 21, 2023, 09:19 AM »
Looks like time is running out in the search for the missing Titan Submersible.  It is estimated that the air supply will run out by 11 am BST tomorrow.

There has been reports that underwater noises have been detected, but even if they identify the location of the sub what would be the procedure to rescue the sub - has such an operation been carried out before?

There is news that the Explorers Club have offered to help using remotely operated vehicles, which can go as deep as 6000 metres.
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« Reply #380 on: Jun 21, 2023, 10:56 PM »
There has been reports that underwater noises have been detected, but even if they identify the location of the sub what would be the procedure to rescue the sub - has such an operation been carried out before?

They'd have to try to literally tow it up; fix a couple of cables to it and physically lift it.  That would certainly be challenging.
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« Reply #381 on: Aug 04, 2023, 01:44 PM »
Not a disaster yet, but one waiting to happen, which the UN is now crowdfunding to prevent. I heard a radio report about this today, but when I searched the Internet, this is the most recent article I was able to find. Plenty of older articles there, warning of the same disaster, even years ago.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115932

The ironically named ship FSO Safer has been abandoned off the coast of Yemen for the past six years. It contains 1.1 million barrels of oil, which would cause a huge environmental disaster, if the ship disintegrated or sank or exploded, any of which could happen any day now.

And here is a more recent update, showing that the UN has managed to raise some funds for the complicated operation needed.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1117982

The terrible situation with FSO Safer seemed so hopeless, with an inevitable terrible oil spill, but amazingly the UN has saved the day - literally.

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« Reply #382 on: Aug 05, 2023, 12:56 AM »
What a great achievement! l

Thank you, Rob, for this important update. Quite amazing that it has become possible, great credit to the UN.

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« Reply #383 on: Aug 05, 2023, 10:26 AM »
Good news that an oil spill disaster has been averted as a result of UN countries working together. 
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #384 on: Aug 27, 2023, 05:51 PM »
P&O Britannia incident

BBC News - Southampton cruise ship and freight ship collide amid Mallorca storm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-66633547

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« Reply #386 on: Sep 14, 2023, 11:11 AM »
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« Reply #387 on: Sep 14, 2023, 11:31 AM »
I was surprised to read the Ocean Explorer was only built in 2021 as it doesn't look like a new ship!  Seems like the passengers are in good spirits at the moment but there will be an investigation into how the boat got stuck in the sea bed.  Only three cases of Covid with those affected in isolation, so looks like it is under control, but suspect the Daily Mail and other similar media outlets will try to hype this up.  I can image the passengers paid high fares for the expedition, so will be looking for and should get compensation. 

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #389 on: Nov 07, 2023, 03:15 PM »
I would like to know more about this incident on Saga.

What "safety system" are they referring to that would cause the ship to swerve so suddenly that it injured passengers?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12720809/Pictured-Inside-battered-Saga-cruise-ship-passengers-screamed-lives-wrote-final-messages-loved-ones-ravaged-storms-30ft-waves-crossing-Bay-Biscay.html
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