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Bad Days at the shipyards

Old 06-14-2007, 08:38 PM
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Default Bad Days at the shipyards

One of these was kicking around on another forum. Glad I've never had this happen.

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/ge...-splash-4.html

or this:

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/ge...hlight=dropped

I missed seeing them drop a boat at Merrill-Stevens in Miami a couple of years back. Saw the aftermath; the props, shafts and struts got driven into the hull. (Dropped from just a few feet).

In any event. These are serious ouches!

Oh, and a really bad day is the picture below...

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:41 PM
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Default RE: Bad Days at the shipyards

capn gary, the first link takes you to the wrong page of the thread....you were looking for this one

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/ge...55-splash.html

...it looks like its photoshopped (second pic) buts its so real!
Old 06-14-2007, 11:03 PM
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On the third pic down on the link that saleens7 posted. I wouldn't want to have been one of the guys in the pic. I wounder if they where in the boat at the time? Or in the water? I don't know which would be worse. That's a shame that that happened. That looks like it was a nice yacht.
I also like the fork lift pic it looks like someone was racing and forgot about the loading dock. I have seen that happen before. That missile looks heavy.
Old 06-14-2007, 11:07 PM
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Some dummy under estmated the yat heavy weight for the lightweight crane!![X(]They needed a heavyer duty crane!! If I was that owner I would be P***** off and sue big time!![>:]
Old 06-14-2007, 11:36 PM
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See the men in the back of the boat at picture two.
One at the transom in the stairwell, then follow the port side forward, and you can see
the second mans arm wrapped around a window post.
If you read through the thread, Apparently one bruised knee, and one dislocated shoulder.

Someone that was on the dock posted, and said the Boat was dealer owned, and being offloaded for a boat show in Dubai...the bow strap slipped over the bow.

If you look at the second photo, you can see the anchor chain and its shadow playing out "over" the boat. Apparently the anchor caught on the strap as the boat slipped loose.
The rear strap caught the propellers, and both shafts were ripped clear of the hull as the boat fell away.
Old 06-15-2007, 01:29 AM
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I received these pics from a buddy. The beach is a few miles from where my father lives in Australia and it happened last week.

I am not sure plans to move the ship with tugs is going to work so well. The ship was washed ashore during 100mph winds, 15meter seas, and record flooding. It is in the city of Newcastle.

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Old 06-15-2007, 08:03 PM
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the insurance company for the crane is probably filing bankruptcy. thats an expensive oops. crane was obviously over loaded. man that sux, beutiful boat to
Old 06-15-2007, 10:19 PM
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dude i just noticed the size of that other ship compared to the building and the people. thats a damn big boat
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:30 PM
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Justaddwata, a thought as I look at the blow-up picture. Both anchors are in their pockets. I wonder what the insurance companies, etc., ad infinitum are going to say about the captain's seamanship. Any dummy knows that if you're standing into shallow water, and don't have enough power to pull from the lee shore, down goes the anchor(s)! If nothing else, it might slow you down so you don't ground so hard...

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Old 06-19-2007, 06:38 AM
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the pic of the tanker on nobbys beach in newcastle is great , my better half is in the emergency services , she was up there for the clean up . she is currently bunked down in the local headquarters as we are expecting a major storm front to hit in the early hours of the morning , she is a tropper . all ships have been moved offshore so this doesnt happen again , the boat sorry ship in the pic is only four months old , salvage is expected to more than 10 million $$$ , guess the captain won't get his bonus this year.
Old 06-19-2007, 04:23 PM
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When you say "salvage" are they going to try and dig that ship off the beach or just cut it up?
Old 06-19-2007, 08:32 PM
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they are going to try and pull it off the beach , it is also caught on the reef that is there , there are two massive tugs already there , and another bigger one coming from singapore , they are waiting for a king tide early in july , I was talking to mate who is the harbour master at sydney ports and he seems to think they will get it off , but i'm not to sure , i thionk newcastle is going to have a new tourist attraction , this is the one of the main surf beaches , they are still surfing around it one guy hit the other day and hurt preety bad ,

i'll try and post a link to the surf cam , i can't access it through work internet , i;ll do it when i get home ,
http://www.coastalwatch.com/camera/c...2790&state=NSW
DON;T KNOW IF THIS LINK WILL WORK IF NOT I'LL DO AGAIN WHEN I GET HOME
Old 06-21-2007, 02:07 PM
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weres that picture of the big *** old baja split by a channel marker?
Old 06-21-2007, 04:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: skidooguymxz550

weres that picture of the big *** old baja split by a channel marker?
here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5605699/tm.htm

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