SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Here is someone who seriously don't care Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-08-2013 03:09 PM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Originally Posted by Morild View Post
Totally unaccapetable to let the propeller spin like that IMHO.
It's unacceptable to lose control.
07-08-2013 03:07 PM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Meet the capt:

07-08-2013 02:03 PM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

That makes me feel a lot better about my own boat handling.
07-08-2013 12:26 PM
Skipper Jer
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Wonder if I can collect damages for "Innocent bystander cringing" .
07-08-2013 12:17 PM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

It turns out it was even worse.
After the Cypruss Cement had wrecked the marina and a number of boats, and could have seriously injured a number of people, they sailed on...
No radio calls, no phone calls, just steamed out to the next destination.
Norwegian police and cost guard, brought the ship to stop and the captain and crew were questioned.


It also seems that all proffesionals that know the area, agree that a lot could have been done differently in the situation by the captain, to avoid this disaster. The tug boat was just hired for support, and must as such only do exactly what the captain tells it to do.

My guess... they were drunk :-(
07-08-2013 12:06 PM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

typical power boater, when in doubt give it all the power you got. just another day on the water with power boaters running into stuff.
07-08-2013 11:31 AM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Oh, they knew. You can see a man walking around on deck surveying the damage. Looks like The tug pushed a little too hard while the ship was in reverse.
07-08-2013 09:03 AM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Someone aboard had to know the damage the ship was causing. It seems the damage it did was far more than if the ship just stayed put until some tugs could have maneuvered it off.

There had to be something wrong with the tug that was there but the pilot should have at least been able to radio for help. Powering through the docks and the boats tied to it should have been a last resort.
07-08-2013 07:20 AM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

I'd say there was nothing the freighter captain could have done, or maybe the pilot. They did try to power out of it obviously but that tug clearly wasn't helping. My guess would be they were trying to turn the ship around and lost the plot.
07-08-2013 06:55 AM
Re: Here is someone who seriously don't care

Originally Posted by Morild View Post
No one was hurt (luckily), the ship resumed voyage without further delay...
I haven't been able to find out why the tug boat didn't do anyting, but one article mentions something about propulsion problems, which must have been on the tug-boat.
No propulsion problem to see on big ship...

The ship is owned by a shipping company from my hometown, and I am quite sure that they will pay for the damages. They are known to be a reputable company.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome