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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #15 on: 24 March 2021, 23:48:05 »

Credit where it's due...

Running aground in an arrow straight, man made trench is quite some achievement.  :D


If the high winds caught it, what else is going to happen? Just like getting a Transit wedged across a narrow lane because of some very slippery/smelly 'mud'. It meant I didn't get back in time for lunch >:(
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #16 on: 25 March 2021, 01:49:02 »

My point was the running aground bit...

Windage is a nuisance on a Broads cruiser with a seven ft airdraft and no bow thruster. You would like to think summat that size would be suitably equipped to deal with it. Sustained gusts notwithstanding...

Given the shape of most large modern ships, not cutting the sides of the canal vertically to the bottom of it suggests a lack of foresight  :-\
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #17 on: 25 March 2021, 09:23:26 »

My point was the running aground bit...

Given the shape of most large modern ships, not cutting the sides of the canal vertically to the bottom of it suggests a lack of foresight  :-\


You know it was built in the 1860s?
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #18 on: 25 March 2021, 09:40:26 »

2016 where she got stuck ;)

She would almost touch the sides transiting the old part, so even with full rudder she wouldn't have got stuck...
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #19 on: 25 March 2021, 10:00:07 »

Agencyski driver :D ;D
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #20 on: 25 March 2021, 10:24:42 »

Total power loss (blackout) and too slow to aux steering.  Last rudder correction still applied and momentum caused it to ground.

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« Reply #21 on: 25 March 2021, 11:17:05 »

Total power loss (blackout) and too slow to aux steering.  Last rudder correction still applied and momentum caused it to ground.
That explains everything except the running aground... There shouldn't have been anything shallow enough to hit... She'd have simply bounced back into the channel.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #22 on: 25 March 2021, 11:55:02 »

Total power loss (blackout) and too slow to aux steering.  Last rudder correction still applied and momentum caused it to ground.
That explains everything except the running aground... There shouldn't have been anything shallow enough to hit... She'd have simply bounced back into the channel.
Its very difficult and expensive to keep the shores vertical, hence like most canals, this has the profile of, errr, a canal.

It probably reduced damage to the ship as well, as I suspect it still would have hit the sides, even if the edges were deep enough, but with more force.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #23 on: 25 March 2021, 11:55:44 »

I have some Lipos on a slow boat from China.  Hope they are now queued up behind it :D
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #24 on: 25 March 2021, 12:26:21 »

Total power loss (blackout) and too slow to aux steering.  Last rudder correction still applied and momentum caused it to ground.
That explains everything except the running aground... There shouldn't have been anything shallow enough to hit... She'd have simply bounced back into the channel.
Its very difficult and expensive to keep the shores vertical, hence like most canals, this has the profile of, errr, a canal.

It probably reduced damage to the ship as well, as I suspect it still would have hit the sides, even if the edges were deep enough, but with more force.


Spot on TB there was an expert on one of the SKY channels last night who explained precisely how this incident occurred & the problems associated with "the canal".
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #25 on: 25 March 2021, 13:46:31 »

It's hardlyy thhe Ribble Link ;D
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« Reply #26 on: 25 March 2021, 13:48:37 »

Total power loss (blackout) and too slow to aux steering.  Last rudder correction still applied and momentum caused it to ground.
That explains everything except the running aground... There shouldn't have been anything shallow enough to hit... She'd have simply bounced back into the channel.

As stated further on this thread the sides are not vertical and it looks like the bulbous bow hit first and the rest of the ship would pivot on that point.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #27 on: 25 March 2021, 13:58:16 »

I understand the physics of it ;)
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #28 on: 25 March 2021, 14:05:33 »

the owner has said sorry .....  :y

I just remember everything being covered in red sand for ages after going through the Suez Canal  ::)
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #29 on: 25 March 2021, 14:27:14 »

I understand the physics of it ;)
Loss of power being the biggest issue. Everything else being a secodary inconvenience.
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