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post #10 of Old 07-28-2010
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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Look at the smoke coming from the big boat. He had to put engines full astern . The captain had to stop the boat and that at the entry of a narrow port. That is a very dangerous thing to do. Without movment the boat has no steerege and it is at the mercy of any current that may exist.
Also look at the boat's stern, and how his wake overtook him from behind. He stopped very fast, and then was pitching from side to side. Must have been very uncomfortable - even dangerous - for passengers up top.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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