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09-17-2007 08:36 PM
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Well. they clearly put your nose out of joint, didn't they?
Enough to require a new nose! ...which they welded on whilst at anchor.

It's horrifying to me to see the things they do on large ships that would be unthinkable on even large yachts.
09-17-2007 08:23 PM
Faster Well. they clearly put your nose out of joint, didn't they?
09-17-2007 08:06 PM
Anchoring Problems

Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Don't think for a second that anchoring problems are solely the domain of small craft..

I spent six months on an old passenger ship (300-odd passengers) around Singapore/Malaysia out 10 years back and we got bumped in the nose by a container ship trying to anchor in front. The tide was running about 5knts, it was a pitch-black night and he drifted down onto us whilst trying to put his hook down.

Scared the crap out of a fair few of us (including me!) and resulted in a new bow for us (just cut off the old one and weld on a new one!). He was extremely lucky that we didn't sink him, since our curve bow of 1/2" plate penetrated his engine room up to the edge of the superstructure (about 3ft). I must post photos when I get them scanned in..

I mentioned I was going to post these, so here goes.. Enjoy!!

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