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Celebrity Infinity Slams Into Ketchikan Dock

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  • 7 Jun, 2016  |
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№1 Author: Bitofinger (7 Jun 2016 04:03) Total user comments: 537


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Surprising how poorly this was managed. There appeared to be no tug, they were coming in too fast, no warning alarm sounded, no collision alarm sounded, and no one spoke over the PA to address the passengers or crew. Epic fail.
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№2 Author: dysan27 (7 Jun 2016 23:21) Total user comments: 63


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Quote: Bitofinger
Surprising how poorly this was managed. There appeared to be no tug, they were coming in too fast, no warning alarm sounded, no collision alarm sounded, and no one spoke over the PA to address the passengers or crew. Epic fail.



No tug necessary, cruise ships have bow thrusters (the churning at the front near the beginning) and either stern thrusters of Azipods to control the back. They have to, many of the smaller ports they will stop at don't have tugs so they have to manage themselves.

As for poorly managed it seemed fairly under control right up until the end, my guess? the wind caught it and blew it in more then expected. The reason for no alarm/PA anouncment? they didn't notice they were out of position, if you've never seen one dock thats what it looks like minus the scrape right at the end.
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№3 Author: Bitofinger (8 Jun 2016 01:24) Total user comments: 537


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Quote: dysan27
Quote: Bitofinger
Surprising how poorly this was managed. There appeared to be no tug, they were coming in too fast, no warning alarm sounded, no collision alarm sounded, and no one spoke over the PA to address the passengers or crew. Epic fail.


No tug necessary, cruise ships have bow thrusters (the churning at the front near the beginning) and either stern thrusters of Azipods to control the back. They have to, many of the smaller ports they will stop at don't have tugs so they have to manage themselves.

As for poorly managed it seemed fairly under control right up until the end, my guess? the wind caught it and blew it in more then expected. The reason for no alarm/PA anouncment? they didn't notice they were out of position, if you've never seen one dock thats what it looks like minus the scrape right at the end.

1)Quite silly really, to think of a large passenger ship trying to manage a difficult, tight maneuver in rough seas and high winds without a tug. If the port had no tug, I restate my case that this was poorly managed.

2) In control right up until the end? You don't seem to understand how long it would take a ship this size to alter its course, especially at the speed it was going, and with the wind and tide conditions present, all of which must be considered long in advance. The people filming saw the excess speed. Why didn't the Captain?

3) Didn't notice they were out of position? Not worth a response. Besides, A/C doesn't allow that many characters in a single post.

4) No collision alarm? A ship of this size must sound an alarm when a collision has occurred to alert crew and passengers, let alone anyone who might have been unaware on the dock. And the alarm should have kept sounding until either all passengers had safely disembarked or it was determined the risk of flooding was over, which likely would have taken several hours.

You should rethink your reply.
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