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Powerboater !!

Nov 30, 2015
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Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini Treman Marina, Ithaca, NY
Mama Mia!!! What is it with Italians and senseless captaining on cruise ships?
This wasn't the same captain from the Costa Concordia...was it?
 

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Aug 18, 2015
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Hunter 31 Tampa Bay
There is a video already circulating taken from the seawall at about the 2nd main walkway. You see the gray-hulled powerboat just crumble, along with the dock.

Carnival blamed it on "rough currents and wind conditions". I guess even a bow and stern thruster can be overcome, but you'd think with a little advance planning....

Edit: Found it.
 
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Dec 25, 2014
80
Catalina 27 Pasadena, Md
Think about how the captain might have tried to spin that story if there was no one with camera evidence around.
 
May 4, 2005
4,062
Macgregor 26d Ft Lauderdale, Fl
Some days you really Need a tugboat.

I see a lot of ships trying to leave port everglades with thrusters, when years ago there would be a few tugs helping.
 
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Apr 22, 2009
837
Ontario 32 Pender Harbour
I wonder if there's any video of the BC Ferry who lost power going into Horseshoe Bay and ran into the marina? The marina actually made a joke of it (years later): they had an ad saying "big boat? No problem, we'll make room!" I knew a guy that got a nice brand-new 42ft Meridian out of the deal...

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Feb 17, 2006
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Lancer 27PS MCB Camp Pendleton KF6BL
Druid, no, but in San Diego they tried to make a new dock...


Regardless of the excuses, the Clown Cruise, err... Carnival Cruise will be responsible for all the damage done to that marina and the boats.
 
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Aug 18, 2015
1,840
Hunter 31 Tampa Bay
The Adventure Hornblower. Apt. Wonder what the two blasts were for at the end, after the impact?

Reports have the crew saying the throttle stuck.
 

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Apr 22, 2009
837
Ontario 32 Pender Harbour
LOVE that it's called "Hornblower"! :) And in this case, looks like the dock won...

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