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cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

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"MSC Cruises blamed a mechanical problem on its ship, which can carry over 2,675 passengers in 1,071 cabins, as it tried to dock in the Giudecca Canal."

Another firmware issue?

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

That's a strange thing. Tug boats are standing by when the collision occurs.

Brad Waybright

It's all okay as long as it's okay.

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

That was expensive.

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

But he did make it to the dock - just had to relocate a couple of things. I guess the canal boat was expendable.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

If computer links are a problem in the industry, why are there no backup navigation computers if one fails?

Sounds like reverse failed... Static discharge issue with inadequate grounding and/or shielding?

I am assuming there was not a backup computer in the ship's navigation system here.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

"Reverse failed" followed by "allision with the port infrastructure and a collection of moored vessels" depressingly often turns out to be one of two things - either a failure of a mechanical linkage on a CPP actuator, or a confusion about which control station on the bridge was active.

Maybe this case will be something higher tech. Maybe.

A.

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

David Muir just told me a tug boat cable snapped. Wonder when that cable was inspected and tested last?

Good luck,
Latexman

To a ChE, the glass is always full - 1/2 air and 1/2 water

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

Did someone film this with their 90's flip phone?

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

I must have been distracted by heating leftover pizza, opening a Sam '76, and talking to the family and Sam, the dog.

Good luck,
Latexman

To a ChE, the glass is always full - 1/2 air and 1/2 water

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

Quote (sandman21)

Did someone film this with their 90's flip phone?
Much better quality and extended duration video from a similar vantage point here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HefM2KcSdJ8

RE: cruise ship rams ship and dock in Venice

Finally found the spot. They were nowhere near their final destination, so probably not a tug problem, since they had nearly a mile before they were supposed to turn to starboard.

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