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Classic30 09-17-2007 07:06 PM

Anchoring Problems
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Originally Posted by Hartley18 (Post 192438)
Don't think for a second that anchoring problems are solely the domain of small craft.. :p

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!! :cool:

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Faster 09-17-2007 07:23 PM

Well. they clearly put your nose out of joint, didn't they?

Classic30 09-17-2007 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by Faster (Post 194075)
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.

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