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  • Why you shouldn't drink at sea

    http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...Web_Report.pdf

  • #2
    Ah I read about this. Where is the little twerp RNR when you need him...
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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    • #3
      Ooo, GM...

      That makes for a very interesting read though, I did wonder what happened when I saw the suspect-looking course trace on the map at the beginning of the report.
      "Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."

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      • #4
        Bloody hell, sometimes it's better not knowing about these things, crazy stuff.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Polaris View Post
          Bloody hell, sometimes it's better not knowing about these things, crazy stuff.
          I'd rather know about it and learn from it than do it myself and enjoy the "meeting without biscuits" with one's boss the next day....
          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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          • #6
            That was quite a departure from course. Shocking that they would place maintenance at such a precedence that they wouldn't have a lookout so close to the coast. That or the OOW just went to bed drunk...

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            • #7
              How far back do these reports go. Something similar happened in the late 80s early 90s in Swansea, where a ship had "arrived" on the beach. The tidal range being an order of magnitude more than that in Malaga allowed the fascinated public to take a stroll around the ship.

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              • #8
                The search feature on their website goes back to 1991 although the MAIB was actually established in 1989 following the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster.
                Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                • #9
                  I was wondering what a MAIB style report of the Titanic disaster would look like and came across this.

                  http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...e=/titanic.pdf
                  Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chris View Post
                    I was wondering what a MAIB style report of the Titanic disaster would look like and came across this.

                    http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...e=/titanic.pdf
                    It's a bit strange tho, its about why the calaforinian didnt help, not why the titanic sank. One thing i did think was important in it is the importance of calling the master whenever you are in doubt about anything.

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure the transcript of the 1912 formal investigation is on the web somewhere
                      Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gadget123 View Post
                        It's a bit strange tho, its about why the calaforinian didnt help, not why the titanic sank. One thing i did think was important in it is the importance of calling the master whenever you are in doubt about anything.
                        I watched a programme on the Discovery Programme the other day about why the Calafornian didn't come
                        to help and apparently it is to do with the mirrage effect? Like in a dessert you see things that's are not there? Apparently the Titanic looked a totally different shape? Or that's what the programme concluded. It actually made a lot of sense, the bloke was some scientist and it all made pretty good sense to me.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by elir71 View Post
                          How far back do these reports go. Something similar happened in the late 80s early 90s in Swansea, where a ship had "arrived" on the beach. The tidal range being an order of magnitude more than that in Malaga allowed the fascinated public to take a stroll around the ship.
                          Your college library will most likely have printed copies of them all the way back.
                          ?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.?

                          ? Mark Twain
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                          • #14
                            http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...n_schepers.cfm

                            Another slightly more worrying example.

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                            • #15
                              Nothing wrong with a drink or two when your off duty, but drinking to excess on duty and drinking on the bridge? Come on this is just ridiculous. Probably one of the same idiots that at 3 miles away decided to alter towards me the other day and ended up passing at 2-3 cables behind me, and left me with very few options.

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