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#1
Queensland
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This was on TV yesterday.

http://english.sina.com/china/p/2012/0524/470152.html
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#3
Central Coast NSW
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Joined Jun 2007
Sure will and I would be concerned about the structural integrity of the bridge after a side whack like that.

Sue
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#4
Melbourne Australia
2,109 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Woops

It's always scary going under bridges on a ship. A couple of years ago we were on the Dawn Princess and captain Todd McBain took the Dawn Princess right up the river into Shanghi which was fantastic. However it was a scary moment as we left and went under a bridge with only 1 metre to spare!!! Of course we were all on the top decks watching and hoping that they got the tides right
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#5
Central Coast NSW
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I remember that too Lizzy...did you notice how much the fares on Cherry Blossom have dropped....thousands and thousands less than we paid
Was a great cruise, just not a great ship.

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#6
Sydney, Australia
1,644 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by lizzy77
Woops

It's always scary going under bridges on a ship. A couple of years ago we were on the Dawn Princess and captain Todd McBain took the Dawn Princess right up the river into Shanghi which was fantastic. However it was a scary moment as we left and went under a bridge with only 1 metre to spare!!! Of course we were all on the top decks watching and hoping that they got the tides right
And that the captian has calculated the loaded weight correctly - apparently the captain who was at the wheel of the Pearl with tugs providing the motor power for the tow admitted that he had forgotten to take into account that the ship was not carrying any passengers or cargo and would be riding high!

Colleen
#7
Sydney, Australia
13,735 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
It's fairly frequent that ships will go under bridges with a metre or less to spare. However, most professional countries/operators don't have actual incidents like this any more.
#8
16,980 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Thanks for posting the link to the news item.
Great photos.
Glad no one was injured.
#9
Melbourne Australia
2,109 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by rugbypopsie
I remember that too Lizzy...did you notice how much the fares on Cherry Blossom have dropped....thousands and thousands less than we paid
Was a great cruise, just not a great ship.

Sue
Yes Sue I know some of you got sooooooo ripped off on that cruise. Our friends paid over $14000 each!!! For that cruise
We picked up a deal 6 mths out( obviously hadn't sold the cruise) that was for 1/2 the cruise Shanghai- Sydney, and 8 days in China with Helen Wong for less than 1/2 what they paid.
It was a wonderful trip with some amazing ports but the ship was ordinary. Imagine doing that itinerary on the Diamond or the Star Princess We Aussies can keep dreaming!!
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CARNIVAL SPIRIT, HAWAII 04/2005 12 days
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CARNIVAL FREEDOM, MED 10/2007 12 days
SAPPHIRE PRINCESS, NEW ZEALAND 02/08 14 days
RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS PACIFIC ISLANDS 11/08 10
RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS , GREAT BARRIER REEF, 12/08 11 days
DAWN PRINCESS, CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE CHINA & JAPAN TO SYDNEY 03/09 23 days
DIAMOND PRINCESS , BANGKOK TO SYDNEY 11/9 19 days
STAR PRINCESS, SANTIAGO RIO FEBRUARY 23RD 2011 15 days
STAR PRINCESS, RIO -FORT LAUDERDALE MARCH 9TH 2011 14 days
DAWN PRINCESS, 1/12 NEW ZEALAND 14 days
SOLSTICE, 11/12 SINGAPORE-SYDNEY 18 days
SOLSTICE 01/13 AUCKLAND-PERTH 19 days
MARINER OF THE SEAS 05/13 BARCELONA-DUBAI 14 nights
MARINER OF THE SEAS 05/13 DUBAI-SINGAPORE 11 nights
SOLSTICE 11/13 NEW ZEALAND 12 nights
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ROYAL PRINCESS 09/14 BALTICS 12 nights
ROYAL PRINCESS 09/14 COPENHAGEN-NEW YORK VIA ICELAND 15 nights
LEGEND OF THE SEAS 11/15. HONG KONG- BRISBANE 18 nts
VOYAGER OF THE SEAS 01/16 FIJIAN ISLANDS 10 nights
OASIS OF THE SEAS WESTERN CARIBBEAN . 09/04 7 nights
OASIS OF THE SEAS, EASTERN CARRIBEAN. 7nts
ISLAND PRINCESS. PANAMA CANAL. 04/16 15 nts

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#10
Ottawa, On, Cda./Naples, Fl. USA
6,087 Posts
Joined May 2004
Originally posted by cjm66
And that the captian has calculated the loaded weight correctly - apparently the captain who was at the wheel of the Pearl with tugs providing the motor power for the tow admitted that he had forgotten to take into account that the ship was not carrying any passengers or cargo and would be riding high!

Colleen
Wouldn't want to be him.
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