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    Default Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd7_1362329626

    Damn he was late on the danger signal and taking avoiding action.
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tugboater203 View Post
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd7_1362329626

    Damn he was late on the danger signal and taking avoiding action.
    What the FUCK was that?
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    I've only been through those straits a few times, but I do recall some people who seem to like to pass pretty damn close. I had an LNG tanker call up requesting to overtake me (on a RO/RO) at 1 cable.

    In cases like this one, or just in every day life, it's better to be proactive instead of reactive. Some of these ships seem like they aren't allowed to deviate from the track line without contacting the captain, and it seems like the junior officers are afraid to call the old man. Going through Unimak Pass one night, we had a non US bulker who sent everyone scattering, because he couldn't change course until he got to his waypoint, which happened to be on the right/north side of the pass.
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    This is just a typical day in the Malacca/Singapore Straits. In my many transits of these straits over thirty years, such near-misses and collisions somewhere within radar/VHF range were the norm, not the exception.
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    People in cars drive the same way around here as well
    The worst accident post WWII which caused death was 100% caused by a navy vessel
    When playing a WAFI out there I keep well clear of the professionals I mean the amateurs..damn I not sure which I mean
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    An excellent pit maneuver! Did anybody notice the switch of languages at the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justaboatdriver
    An excellent pit maneuver! Did anybody notice the switch of languages at the end?
    "Sometimes on the highway, I wish you could just get up under, get em loose, and put em into the wall!"
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    Fully certified IMO STCW Bonobos.

    A foreign captain react whereas a local pilot anticipate.
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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    Quote Originally Posted by c.captain View Post
    What the FUCK was that?
    Did the rudder get stuck full over? And what about the language switch? Love it when the horn started blasting as the collision was all ready in full parade.
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    I think that there was nothing wrong with either of the vessels rudder. Simply unknown consequences of interaction forces between too close and too fast overtaking vessels. But since they experimented interaction, now they know ! Clearly a both to blame collision case ...

    I am so happy to sail into a compulsory pilotage district !

    A foreign captain react whereas a local pilot anticipate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    I think that there was nothing wrong with either of the vessels rudder. Simply unknown consequences of interaction forces between too close and too fast overtaking vessels. But since they experimented interaction, now they know ! Clearly a both to blame collision case ...

    I am so happy to sail into a compulsory pilotage district !

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    Default Re: Bulker collision in the Straits of Singapore.

    The video did seem to show both vessels were locked in forceful, deadly, and uncontrollable grip.
    By looking at the prop wash it doesn't seem any astern engine orders were given., but it's hard to tell.
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