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Venezuelan naval boat rams passenger cruise liner, damages itself, sinks

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posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:22 AM
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A Venezuelan naval boat picked and lost a fight with a passenger cruise liner off the country's northern coast this week, ramming it several times before accidentally taking on water and sinking.

The proprietors of the German-owned RCGS Resolute cruise ship said its vessel had been receiving maintenance in international waters on Tuesday morning when the armed navy boat approached it and ordered it to change direction.
The encounter escalated when, according to the company, "gun shots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed with an angle of 135 degrees and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute."


Venezuelan naval boat rams passenger cruise liner, damages itself, sinks

the Venezuelan ship sank.
the cruise ship has a specially strong hull to withstand arctic ice.

speculation is that the Venezuelans hoped to capture the ship and basically blackmail the families for return.
VZ really seems to be turning into an outlaw country.




posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Won't be long before America gives them the freedom they so richly deserve.




posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Looks like that extra layer of good old Krupp skin saved
the Resolute's. I can flash back to the Titanic and
think about what a grade better metallurgy would have done..
or not. In any case: for this bout, Darwin wins.
Ramming a passenger liner is a pretty extreme maneuver for
anybody not flying a Jolly Roger, though. Bad karma.



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: derfreebie
a reply to: ElGoobero

Looks like that extra layer of good old Krupp skin saved
the Resolute's. I can flash back to the Titanic and
think about what a grade better metallurgy would have done..
or not. In any case: for this bout, Darwin wins.
Ramming a passenger liner is a pretty extreme maneuver for
anybody not flying a Jolly Roger, though. Bad karma.



Well...

The Venezuelan ship got jolly well Rogered!

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posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:56 AM
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That's embarrassing....



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Aside from firing first, then sinking itself....



The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship's head towards Venezuelan territorial waters," Columbia Cruise Services'


The fact that Venezuela tried to steer/ move it into Venezuelan territorial waters is disturbing. How'd they think that wouldn't go un noticed.? This happened last week, and I've yet to see a response from Germany.


Edit: Resolute has been ported in Dutch Caracao since..

edit on 7-4-2020 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
...and I've yet to see a response from Germany.


Leaning towards they didn't find it funny. But that's mostly a failing of the German psyche.



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I think it's very funny. You know as official German representative for humour on ATS.



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
You know as official German representative for humour on ATS.


Was that a joke, fraulein?



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

**snarf cough**😀


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posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:05 AM
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Merkel will probably apologize to Venezuela and punish the German cruise owners.



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:06 AM
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Damn, that must be embarrassing!



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
That's embarrassing....


That's stupid!



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: Asgaard
Damn, that must be embarrassing!


Yeah, considering it was a new ship and not exactly a rowboat:




posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I'm trying okay!?



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Or the fact that the Resolute is an ice class "Ice breaker" ship. She had few extra inches of thick that them navy boys couldn't resist.

The Naiguatá below..

Comes with a heli pad, wonder if they lost a helicopter too...?
edit on 7-4-2020 by Bigburgh because: Tacos



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: Arnie123
That's embarrassing....


That's stupid!
Numpty Navy - Fancy not knowing the strength of cruise liners. Demotion assured or..



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 10:26 AM
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Lul!



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I dont think anyone needs to do anything.




as the cruise ship did everything that was needed...lol they sank themselves and that in its self is impressive/embarrassing enough.


if they had hurt someone or gotten the boat that would be a different story, i wonder if it was officially sanctioned



posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Does the Cruise captain get a medal or something?
Thank you for your service, Capt. Stubing.







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