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Shipping disasters

There seems to have been a spate of shipping disasters recently, today one has ended up on a Sandbank in the channel and another has sunk near Scotland, add to that some of the more recent ones and it is much higher than average.
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Re: Shipping disasters

Didn't the QE2 once park itself on the Brambles?
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Re: Shipping disasters

Yeah, about 20+ years ago IIRC, somewhere in the US.
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@gleneagles, yes it appears that way. Over the past few weeks we seem to have heard of a number of shipping mishaps some with tragic consequences for the passengers aboard.
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The current  ( no pun intended ) "disaster" in the Solent... at Bramble Bank,
http://www.ship-tracking.co.uk/Miscellaneous/aismt.html
double click a couple of times to "magnify" the chart... and see the  Heogh Osaka, with a few attendants ....
Not an expert on the channel navigation, but do know it is a "dog-leg" type channel for BIG ships... It looks to me like the Heogh Osaka, ( now aground  and listing ). (25 crew safely removed by rescue services)... is aground  in the navigation channel... which would indicate that the "ground"  has shifted due to the tidal action in the Solent...  The position indicated is given by AIS signal from the ship, and the two Buoys.... West Bramble Buoy and Bramble Pile... indicate the outer edges of the navigable channel.
I think this is the place that the QE2 went aground as previously mentioned...  in 2008
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Geography was not my best subject!  Embarrassed
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And "navigation" without proper charts was my downfall ! ! !...
 Seems like the Heogh Osaka had the same problem... as it`s position is to the "wrong side" of the West Bramble Buoy.  I make that observation from the latest update on the previous linky.... the Cruise Ship  "Aurora"  has just passed the West Bramble Buoy on the opposite side... i.e. leaving it to port.....

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checking the ships track.... it seems she was on the correct course, until she reached the West Bramble Buoy..... then did a U turn around the buoy and onto the bank... so it may well have been a deliberate action....
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There seems to have been a spate of shipping disasters recently

Plane disasters too.. anything that seems to relate to the word asia (or sound similar) and has wings seems to be pretty much doomed  Cry
If you ask me, something somewhere has gone a little screwy with the transportation safety standards.
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Re: Shipping disasters

Been a few plane incidents in the UK in the last 24 hours, so where does Asia come into it?
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Malaysia airlines... MH370, MH17
That other one recently... Air asia was it?
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What I can never understand is when you have multiple deaths in an air, road, train accident and how quick the collection hat comes out but never is done when it's one or two deaths
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30673913
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I read somewhere (can't find the link now) that the Hoegh Osaka running aground was deliberate.
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The Master and Pilot decided to run it aground as the best course of action.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30673439
Apparently it started listing so they decided to ground it
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Despite the problems incurred no mayday call was made. I wonder if this was because  the Master and Pilot decided to ground the ship Undecided