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Originally posted by HeinousOne
Originally posted by TerribleTeam2
Originally posted by getreadyalready
The Movie "Idiocracy" comes to mind!
Are we heading in that direction? So stupid and dependent on technology and energy greed that we will sacrifice everything in the world for a little more oil? So inept that we can't keep giant slow moving ships from colliding? So passive that we all just roll our eyes and say, "oh another one, poor whales?"
This is gettting seriously sad and disturbing!
Trust me dude, even at slow speeds, it takes ALOT of time to get a vessel to come to a complete stop, let alone maneuver it. It's all well and good to sit there saying "How the hell did they manage to screw that one up?!?!?", but the simple fact is in such a congested shipping lane, it is EXTREMELY important that everyone is on a state of High Alert.
Most of the time, going through such congested areas, most Vessels are doing a maximum speed of 4-5 Knots, due to the low manuevarability of the Vessels.
I am thinking that either this accident was a big bang, or it was between 2 older vessels, maybe 15 years old, because ALL vessels built these days are Double Hulled, so for this to happen, and to break through the Hull, possibly Double Hull, then the Oil Tanks, someone must have cocked up big time, or one of the Vessels was going too quick.
That, or their GPS equipment took a major shot from something at a very inopportune moment.
Compare the time of this to when that seismic shock was felt around the world simultaneously?
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
When I first read this I thought this couldn't be for real. I mean how do you not see another ship.It is not like a ship can just sneak up on another ship out of the blue.This port being so congested should have ways to sop this from happening. I guess the captains of these ships will have some serious explaining to do. Was the weather bad or visibilty bad. Because if this was done in clear weather it will be interesting to hear how this accident happened.