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  • QM2 to the rescue.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-24290017

    So the QM2 has delivered tea and pastry to some woman in the middle of the Atlantic. Bit unusual. I question the wisdom of undertaking her adventure without a sat phone though, unless of course she had one and it broke...

  • #2
    She lost her sat phone, anchor and other things due to the remnants of the tropical storm.

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    • #3
      I see. Must've been a bit unnerving.

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      • #4
        God - Cunard even have to recycle previous rescues!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZXqklLEznM
        Note good driving of the FRC by yours truly...
        Cruise ship Captain with experience on-board Passenger Vessels ranging from 5500-150000 GRT.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HolyNougat View Post
          God - Cunard even have to recycle previous rescues!
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZXqklLEznM
          Note good driving of the FRC by yours truly...
          Looks cold
          ?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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          • #6
            When we had Falkland Island fishery patrol vessels before, some idiot wanted to row around the Antarctic. I mean it is seriously dangerous to sail in sub-antarctic part of south atlantic, let alone row in the antarctic waters. Anyway safe to say after a few days he had made zero progress, needed rescuing, so we did, then we destroyed his boat for safety of shipping (and so he didn't try it again the following week).

            As for cruiseship rescue. When I was working on MV Island Star we went flying off towards coast of Morocco when we were meant to be starting to cross the atlantic from med, due to a mayday, but on arrival they'd vanished, we reckon they were trying to get a smaller vessel in for piracy, or maybe giving directions to a drug smuggler, was very strange. Full speed and caught up schedule though so passengers never realised.
            ....

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