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Offline Twynkle

Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #40 on: Mar 05, 2010, 01:05 PM »
There is a post on Liners List suggesting that the Louis Majesty was designed to be a ferry  :(

About giant waves
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/03/05/giant.waves/
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Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #41 on: Mar 05, 2010, 03:02 PM »
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There is a post on Liners List suggesting that the Louis Majesty was designed to be a ferry 


True Rosie read here

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RoyalMajesty.html#anchor27760

Offline Twynkle

Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #42 on: Mar 05, 2010, 03:58 PM »
Good find, Louis.
Those windows look incredibly vulnerable.
With all the tight regulations, isn't it surprising that she was 'allowed' to sail
(with those glass windows) anywhere other than in sheltered coastal waters?
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Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #43 on: Mar 05, 2010, 05:20 PM »

Dozens of ships freed from Baltic Sea ice

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8550687.stm

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Offline Twynkle

Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #44 on: Mar 05, 2010, 05:39 PM »
Interesting to note the level of those windows in the BBC video, too!
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: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #45 on: Mar 06, 2010, 07:51 AM »
The clean of the damaged windows


To have those windows so close to the bow is mad! Who on earth passed her fit for sea? The frames look far to flimsy.

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Re: Rough Seas and Mishaps
« Reply #46 on: Mar 06, 2010, 04:00 PM »

Here you can see the damage and the clean up

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photojordicom/4408889933/sizes/l/

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Giant waves
« Reply #47 on: Feb 02, 2011, 09:05 PM »
I think you call it freeboard, am sure to be corrected if wrong, but here's the folly of building too far foreward & sending ships out to sea     http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/03/03/cruise.ship.wave/index.html?hpt=T2http://, the one to look at is 'total chaos on cruise ship' (top lhs link) . This is a modern 'big' ship, 'bout 1m 24s in , shows it all..........
« Last Edit: Feb 02, 2011, 09:24 PM by pete cain »

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Re: Giant waves
« Reply #48 on: Feb 02, 2011, 09:31 PM »
Rosie, as usual, had this hot off the press as it happened!  https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,48.msg18441.html#msg18441
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Re: Ships in stormy seas
« Reply #49 on: Feb 15, 2012, 01:29 PM »
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