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Thanks for posting.  This is not good. Wonder if both cruises ended after the collision?

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Wow---- That's scary.    Did you see the people on the balconies. 

 

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3 minutes ago, TeaBag said:

Thanks for posting.  This is not good. Wonder if both cruises ended after the collision?

They did not, minimal damage.

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I think someone has ruined their bonus opportunity. Glad no one was hurt. What a way to start a vacation!

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3 hours ago, Luvcrusn said:

I think someone has ruined their bonus opportunity. Glad no one was hurt. What a way to start a vacation!

Probably so. Not cruise ships, but it reminded me of this accident. Hubby was one of the investors when he was in Bahrain.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hartford_and_USS_New_Orleans_collision

 

Glad they were able to continue on their vacations.

Edited by ReneeFLL

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Are the port PILOTS in charge of the ships at that time?  Not the Captain?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Fogfog said:

Are the port PILOTS in charge of the ships at that time?  Not the Captain?

 

 

The ship's Captain is always in charge with the exception of the Panama Canal when the canal pilots take full charge.  

 

Hank

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1 hour ago, Hlitner said:

The ship's Captain is always in charge with the exception of the Panama Canal when the canal pilots take full charge.  Hank

 

YES, agree with Hank that the Captain is the one in charge, legally and fully.  Didn't realize that for the Panama Canal that their rules are a little different.  Last night, this story and its rather dramatic video was on the NBC-TV national evening news.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Panama Canal? Early 2017, Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco adventure through Panama Canal.  Our first stops in Colombia, Central America and Mexico, plus added time in the great Golden Gate City. Now at 25,896 views.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2465580

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1 hour ago, wrk2cruise said:

First time I watched I didn't notice that there was a line attached aft to the tug.

I just noticed that but that aft tug seemed to have little to do with the collision.  What I did not notice was the turbulence one would expect with engagement of the bow thrusters.  Guess we will have to wait for an investigation to know if the cause was bad judgement, mechanical failure, or a strong gust of wind.

 

Hank

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