Originally Posted by mad_machine
ok.. how do you make that "mistake" not only did they hit a moored vessel.. but they hit the large concrete pier the moored vessel was tied up to.. and not by little.. they were way off course to go around
Pilot: "Engine room, 100rpm please. Helmsman rudder to starboard 30 degrees"
Engine room: "Bridge! Bridge! we have a runaway diesel! We can't stop her!"
Pilot: "Oh $hit!"
For how these boats work and what can go wrong, and how it applies to US in our little boats
check out this book. It's short, quite preachy, but defiantly worth a read. It has lots of "scenarios" where he outlines how these ships can, and can't maneuver, and how we can either make a pilot swear at us, or thank us.