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Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Boum!!!!

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
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!"

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