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Guess someones gotta laugh at it.

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #15687 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous created the topic: Guess someones gotta laugh at it.
I can't. Its broken my playground.


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5 years 11 months ago #15688 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Guess someones gotta laugh at it.
hahahahha

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5 years 11 months ago #15701 by S.A.F M3RRiK
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Captain... I know a short cut into Tauranga Port!

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5 years 11 months ago #15704 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Guess someones gotta laugh at it.
Interestingly enough Merrik, I think you just hit the nail on the head. The Ships AIS, which broadcasts ( continuously ) the ships position, heading, Identification, speed, indicated that about an hour before collision it altered course directly for the Mounts radio beacon ( which is where the Pilot boat meets them ) and accelerated to maximum speed. Unfortunately they failed to notice the big reef which was directly in front of them. Either they did not read the charts correctly ( apparently no computerized charts available on this boat - amazing in this day and age! ) or, they had a dud chart. This will determine just who is at fault...

Ominously, the AIS indicated a rapid stop - to the point that a ship could never stop that rapidly in normal situations, and marinetraffic.com, which monitors AIS, immediately noted an impact of the vessel with "something substantial" before the ships captain notified the port authorities. Unfortunately they dont monitor AIS info with chart info, or else somewhere I am sure the ship could have been alerted well before things went crunch.

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