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Alex
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Re: Oops.

True story, but one of the companies I used to work for wrote software (which I used to contribute to) for ships.

Not a bad job, just hated VB6 as it is [-Censored-] and a language for Sun readers.

Just wonder if my old software was on that ship? 😉

Mook
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Ah! So you're a Sun reader @Alex duly noted. Wink

Alex
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Don't think so.

I prefer to read something which isn't a comic, and has words containing more than one syllable. 🙄

Mook
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That's not what your post implies Wink

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Minivanman
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So the one that went south and got stuck is now going north? 🤔


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shutter
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UK does it just as well....only they manage to move it much quicker  ! ! !

 

https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/people/80-metre-ship-stuck-at-littlehampton-harbour-3183...

 

Minivanman
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Not that you'd have done this @shutter - but I nearly did!

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@billnotben wrote:

I liked some of the comments posted on the BBC news page.

"This is what happens when operating with an international crew. All down to a simple misunderstanding; Captain makes a passing comment about needing to pop into a bank and the pilot misinterprets that as an order and steers accordingly."

"Don't think much of smart canalways - they should revert back to using breakdown lanes like before."

"How on earth do you manage to jackknife a 400m long container ship? Oil spill or black ice I suppose."

 


I personally reckon the captain had a bit of skirt on board and in costa concordia fashion was trying to impress them by doing a handbrake turn

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Alex
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Re: Oops.

My old company wrote software for ships, so hopefully they weren't using our old software and it wasn't a bug I am responsible for.

Knowing me, it is possible.