Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Italian Cruise Ship “Runs Aground”

The PJ Tatler » Italian Cruise Ship “Runs Aground”

If computed draft exceeds charted depth then you are most assuredly aground.

The story of the merchant plowing through the CVBG I have heard of before. One story is that the COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea) were changed to require a "proper" (trained human) lookout after one Ship's Master defended himself by claiming that his dog was the lookout but that a window (porthole) blew shut so he never heard the beast bark.

Just remember the last line of Monty Python's Life of Brian, "Worse things happen at sea."

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