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    I think it would be good if anyone in the industry or wants to join the industry should watch this documentary on channel 4 8pm Sunday!!

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    Originally posted by jonnylambert View Post
    I think it would be good if anyone in the industry or wants to join the industry should watch this documentary on channel 4 8pm Sunday!!
    I guess it's going to be some rubbish about Concordia. Probably some ridiculous links to Titanic and Herald of Free Enterprise

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    • #3
      I think I can answer that question. Ship's sink when there is too much water within them. They'll either go down gracefully, flip on to their back, flip on to their side or rip in themselves in half a la Titantic style.

      There, mystery solved.
      I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

      All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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      • #4
        in the trailer, they also seemed to be showing cruise ships on fire and hitting each other, (all other ships never sink, collide, or burn apparently)
        you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ETwhat? View Post
          in the trailer, they also seemed to be showing cruise ships on fire and hitting each other, (all other ships never sink, collide, or burn apparently)
          Well its standard media representation of the shipping industry, the public are only really aware of cruise ships, the only exception to this is the rare occasions when somebody manages to spill some oil.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gadget123 View Post
            the only exception to this is the rare occasions when somebody manages to spill some oil.
            Then they're quick to demand that the Captain and Crew be strung up by their testicles regardless of what caused the ship to start leaking in the first place.

            Makes my blood boil that does...
            Last edited by GuinnessMan; 28 March 2012, 08:25 PM. Reason: Idiot spelling...
            I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

            All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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            • #7
              Ahh well, think it will be fun to watch how they over exaggerate things!!

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              • #8
                Yeah just make sure your watching it for a joke and don't take it seriously.

                If you really want to learn something about accidents at sea have a look at the MAIB

                http://www.maib.gov.uk/home/index.cfm

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                • #9
                  Second that maib reports are always very detailed and interesting with no side or bias to them.

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                  • #10
                    Keep the people in, keep the water out and don't hit anything...that concludes the syllabus!

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                    • #11
                      I guess it wasn't Air Crash Investigation esque where they go on to explain how the industry improved it's safety as opposed to an hour long tableau of personal disaster. Just a guess, I didn't watch. Do like Air Crash though...

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                      • #12
                        Well that gives me something to watch when I get home in a few days...
                        ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

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                        • #13
                          How long do these these programs stay on Channel 4 iplayer thing? Wouldn't mind watching it.

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                          • #14
                            4OD - I think its the usual 30 days, with exceptions for some series.
                            Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                            • #15
                              Who actually watched the documentary and what did you think about it!?!

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