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    Authorities in France and Italy are responding to a major oil slick after a ferry collided with an anchored containership in the Mediterranean Sea off the island of Corsica.
    https://gcaptain.com/photos-oil-spil...mediterranean/

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    Well now. Sorta like hitting a parked truck, no?
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    "Lucy, you got a lotta 'splainin' to do!"
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    and hit it dead square in the middle!
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    You'd have to really try hard to do that. Unbelievable that automated systems either failed or were switched off, while the crew slept / bunga bunga'd.

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    Looks like he didn't have much room to maneuver. Well, maybe not.

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    ^ really...

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    obviously they were expecting the ship to get out of their right of way. Ferry's have a schedule to keep!
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    Looks like the ferry turned to hit the ship. Autopilot I guess, while the skipper was on his smart phone.

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    It would be interesting to know what time in the morning it took place. Still dark and before dawn? Was the anchored ship properly lighted? Still, how could the ferry miss something that big on it's radar?
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    Sometimes we don't believe the nav aids.

    What? this radar is wonky, there's no island out here! I mean it can't be a ship because it's not moving. Stupid radar! imma fetch a sammich...
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    Tora! Tora! Tor... Oh crap!!

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    They hit so hard all the superstructure slid forward, too...

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    The two vessels have separated and the Ro-Ro has been allowed to sail to Tunisia for repairs whilst the container ship remains anchored for pollution control.




    The story to date is here https://gcaptain.com/tag/mediterranean-ro-ro-collision/

    In the third item down is an animated AIS track for the ferry, on auto pilot or what!

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    Bunker C splattered all over the bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    You'd have to really try hard to do that. Unbelievable that automated systems either failed or were switched off, while the crew slept / bunga bunga'd.
    The law requires an active lookout at all times.

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    The AIS track offered by Vessel Tracker suggests that the OOW of the Ulysse had not been aware of the anchored container ship... and one wonders if he was in the wheelhouse.

    AIS track reconstructions are necessarily approximate.

    "Bunga bunga" may be close to the mark; Italian porno TV is a staple item with seafarers passing through these waters and an ELO (Electronics officer - no radio officers now) who can get it is often popular with his colleagues.

    There have been collisions during football matches...
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    In 1977, a pair of 747 jumbo aircraft, one operated by KLM the other by PANAM, crashed into each other in Tenerife (Canary Islands) as one began it´s take-off run while the other was landing; seems that the ATC operators in Tenerife were glued to their TV sets watching a football game as the disaster unfolded.

    Similarly in Brasil in 1989, a Varig 737 flight - from Sao Paulo in the SE to Belém in the North - was on it´s last leg (Marambá-Belém ).

    Taking off from Marabá, the pilot flew West, instead of North; came a time when the aircraft ran out of fuel and landed in the Amazon, but before it went down the pilote managed to make contact with other Varig flights in the vicinity and provided them with his coordinates;

    Some 100 metres of Amazon forest were decimated while the 737 aircraft glided/crash-landed; 12 people on board perished from the impact, although the other 40 occupants were rescued later by AirForce helicopter.

    Bunga-bunga...football game..... stock exchange....whatever.

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