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AHJAY
Reminds me of way back when... A piloting error in New Zealand with a Russian cruise ship in 1986 (the largest of the black sea fleet, the "Michael Lemontov") when Russia was using them as tourist boats to gain a little overseas currency - the error was misinterpreting the width of a channel at the top of the South Island (Tory Channel) and rocks tore a huge gash in it, sinking it.

The harbourmaster (!!!) was piloting it and gained immediate local fame as the only person in the west to have sunk a communist owned ship since WW2.

An account of the accident that should never have happened is here...
https://www.scribd.com/document/316773532/Mikhail-Lermontov

Ahjay
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Julian
As is common, both resulted from qualified people not carrying out the required checks, which were mandated in Law before the incidents.  In the QE2 case the US Hydrographic Offices failure to comply with legislation requiring them to complete a survey of the shallow, for nearly 50 years, {ignored in Court when Cunard tried to claim damages}.  In the NZ case, a simple failure to check that the gap was wider than the vessel, in spite of officers of the vessel advising the pilot that it would not be so.

How simple it seems to be, that arrogance and enthusiasm to impress, seems able to overcome the ability to detect a potential problem and the consequences.  They weren't the first and they are not likely to be the last. 

Julian

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Bunkerbarge
One thing I find particularly interesting is the fact that, after the Titanic disaster, it was mandated that all ships should have a lifeboat compliment on either side of the ship for the total number of people on board.  So 2000 people on board, lifeboat capacity for 2000 on Port and 2000 on Starboard. Only in the last 20 years has this been very quietly modified so that now  ships are only required to have a lifeboat compliment between the two sides so basically half each side.  The reasoning behind this was due to advancements in stability regulations and arrangements whereby it is now accepted that a ship will always sink vertically, thus ensuring that all boats can be used.

Then we all think of the pictures of the Costa Concordia, laid on her side with no boats launched successfully.

Despite everything we learn over the years the financial pressures exerted by big businesses still has the power to compromise the 'best' safety arrangements.

As an aside, were you aware that lifeboats have killed more people than they have saved?  Mainly as a result of failings during tests and exercises.
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Ruffnut Thorston

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Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Bunkerbarge
I do like the 'SellFridges', I like clever names.

I remember a local tyre and exhaust place in Halifax called 'Tired and Exhausted'.
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Ruffnut Thorston
I have seen a hairdresser in a corner shop called “Cutting Corner”.

In Ellesmere Port, there is/ was a hairdresser called “Hairport”.

Another was called “Headquarters”.


Fish and Chip shops...

In Cod We Trust.

The Codfather.
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Bunkerbarge
There was a local one here called 'Cod's Kitchen'
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Julian
Bunkerbarge wrote:
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As an aside, were you aware that lifeboats have killed more people than they have saved?  Mainly as a result of failings during tests and exercises.


In an associated decision, that's precisely the reason the RAF gave up training parachute jumps, for pilots.  {Not for nothing, did we claim that anyone jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft, had to be completely crazy.}


Salisbury shoe shop - "Sole obsession"

In the current climate, an unfortunately named cafe - "Culture Coffee"

No guesses for what's sold in "My Amazing Fantasy "

Next door to the plant extract{!} paraphernalia shop -  "Headshop"

J
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Ruffnut Thorston

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Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Julian
I had to look-up the Shania one - very good.  ðŸ˜ƒ

Have a good day, all.
J
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newbryford
Be careful how you say "mask debate"

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Julian
newbryford wrote:
Be careful how you say "mask debate"


Luckily never been asked to do that in public.....    😇         probably an age thing.....        🙈🙉🙊

J
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Pad-Ply-Pen

Phew

Saw Ruf and Julian on there a few minutes ago 
it’s ok to browse again 😀 

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jcm@gwr
When you can understand why a pizza is round,
put in a square box and eaten in triangles,
then you might understand women!
Jeff
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Ruffnut Thorston
Pad-Ply-Pen wrote:

Phew

Saw Ruf and Julian on there a few minutes ago 
it’s ok to browse again 😀 




Just when you think it is safe.....

(Theme from Jaws 🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵)

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Best wishes,

Ruff...
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