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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Apologies if

    has been posted before? :whistling:

    Think i'll stick to flying.

    At 1m05s it really looks like it should go over.God knows how it never. These are lucky people. Great video.

    You can say that again!

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand

    ...and now imagine it was a small yacht or rowing boat. lol

    I wouldn't like to imagine how many felt a little unsettled on that voyage.

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Two things about this got me thinking.

    1) Surely the skipper of the vessel would've had the foresight to look at advanced weather charts/warnings and head to the nearest port ASAP?

    2) If it were a Ro-Ro ferry, can you imagine the mangled metal as cars, lorries etc collided on the bottom deck.

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles
    Two things about this got me thinking.

    1) Surely the skipper of the vessel would've had the foresight to look at advanced weather charts/warnings and head to the nearest port ASAP?

    2) If it were a Ro-Ro ferry, can you imagine the mangled metal as cars, lorries etc collided on the bottom deck.

    well you'r point number 2 reminds me of last year when the ferry end up 90 miles of course in strong winds. many of the cars got dameged or destroyed in a ro-ro ferry.

    muirneag.jpg

    muirneag part of the cal mac fleet

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  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
    Two things about this got me thinking.

    1) Surely the skipper of the vessel would've had the foresight to look at advanced weather charts/warnings and head to the nearest port ASAP?

    2) If it were a Ro-Ro ferry, can you imagine the mangled metal as cars, lorries etc collided on the bottom deck.

    You'd have thought so, but then my dad was on a "cruise" (i.e. an off season return trip on a ro-ro x-channel ferry on the long western crossing) two or three years ago, at the time when Dover harbour was headline news, closed due to the winds. The Captain announced that arrival at Santander would be delayed because of the winds. Apparently he wasn't willing to turn across the wind, and when asked how far he would sail off course if required his response was something like "all the way to America if required".

    It takes a lot to capsize a large vessel; there's a lot of weight in the keel, even in a flat base, though an old mate of mine who was a captain in the merchant fleet did tell tales of how many container vessels get lost every year in the southern oceans disappearing down the front of freak waves and effectively submarining.

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  • Location: Hubberton up in the Pennines, 260m
  • Location: Hubberton up in the Pennines, 260m

    I went on a boat like that once, plymouth to santander.....when it leant all i could see was the see looming...everyone was throwing up.

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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
    I went on a boat like that once, plymouth to santander.....when it leant all i could see was the see looming...everyone was throwing up.

    Hahahah.....everyone?

    You should've filmed it and posted it on youtube.

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  • Location: Sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Sheffield

    To put it mildly if i was on that ship i would be literally sh*tting myself that ship looked like it was going to turn upside down at one point i can't imagine what the people felt like onboard but i bet it was along the lines of sheer terror. :D

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  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion
  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion

    That looks like fun :) Can I have a go?

    Must show it to a friend who gets seasick on a millpond ....... :D

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Fantastic. That would be so much fun.

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  • Location: Bristol, England
  • Location: Bristol, England
    Apologies if
    has been posted before? :)

    Think i'll stick to flying.

    You can say that again!

    Makes me sea-sick just watching it!

    You should've filmed it and posted it on youtube.

    Although not the kind of thing you'd want to view on a laptop whilst out at sea!

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