A Runaway Ship!

 
  allan Chief Commissioner

A runaway train is a bit of a problem, but, a runaway ship, in something of a confined space...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/venice-cruise-ship-loses-control-crashing-into-wharf/11171948

Do note the passengers on the top deck, against the railing, taking in the view!

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  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
A runaway train is a bit of a problem, but, a runaway ship, in something of a confined space...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/venice-cruise-ship-loses-control-crashing-into-wharf/11171948

Do note the passengers on the top deck, against the railing, taking in the view!
allan
GO through Youtube, there are alot of these. So much momentum, so little friction.

...and yes if I'd been up the top, I'd have my phone out too.

They were lucky in some way as the ship was about 10m to the right of a sudden stop had it hit the end of the pier, they would sent the glassware onto the floor.
  M636C Minister for Railways

A runaway train is a bit of a problem, but, a runaway ship, in something of a confined space...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/venice-cruise-ship-loses-control-crashing-into-wharf/11171948

Do note the passengers on the top deck, against the railing, taking in the view!
allan
I'm pretty sure this was the basic plot of the movie "Speed II - Cruise Control"...

Clearly MSC didn't have the appropriate "action Hero" on board to stop the ship in time.

I think they indicated a "technical failure" as the problem.

I don't think their insurers will be happy.

Peter
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

What about Death Ship II (original 1980)?
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
A runaway train is a bit of a problem, but, a runaway ship, in something of a confined space...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/venice-cruise-ship-loses-control-crashing-into-wharf/11171948

Do note the passengers on the top deck, against the railing, taking in the view!
I'm pretty sure this was the basic plot of the movie "Speed II - Cruise Control"...

Clearly MSC didn't have the appropriate "action Hero" on board to stop the ship in time.

I think they indicated a "technical failure" as the problem.

I don't think their insurers will be happy.

Peter
M636C
The internet is now full of videos of this event from all different angles so its almost like a movie.
So far I've seen
- Wharf view
- above wharf view
- waterside apartment view from before wharf
- ships own view that almost looks like it was filmed from the bridge or just above it

EDIT: Just found another view from the other side of the canal.

At least most of these people can record to a reasonable standard another the guy using portrait view, please, are not using iphone 2's anymore.Smile

However, if you look at the original wharf view close enough, watch the small ship, look at the people running off the top deck and then off the gang way onto the wharf, you can see when the ship gets hit, the gangway separates from the wharf and two people fall into the water with a 100,000t ship coming for them 30-50m away. Luckily it looks like a crew member pulls them up and out. From above Bridge Cam view, you can hear people comment there are people in the water.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Italian Captain?
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

An event where the crew also became passengers.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Italian Captain?
bevans
The captain has not been named by any media reports I've seen, despite having been credited with making the correct moves to minimise the damage after the engine failure and snapped tow line.

This was not another Costa Concordia.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It likely wasn’t under the control of the captain anyway, a ship porting like this would be under pilot control.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

It likely wasn’t under the control of the captain anyway, a ship porting like this would be under pilot control.
Aaron
The evolution of ship controls has led to an almost complete abandoning of pilots actually taking the controls, these days they advise the captain.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
It likely wasn’t under the control of the captain anyway, a ship porting like this would be under pilot control.
Aaron
Its not helping the Italian influence argument.

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