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post #5 of Old 03-25-2013
Capt Len
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Re: Boum!!!!

How could the Humbolt have done anything but stand on.It takes longer than she had to bring engine on line so no reverse or speed up. Turning to port is out unless done miles back so as to not cross the others course and then if Andrea turn to starbd to pass astern , what then? Turning to starb'd could possibly have helped if done so soon enough but by the time it was apparent the other was not going to yield it was too late. There's a difference between C34 turning radius and that of a larger ship.
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