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Old 17 March 2014, 09:21   #1
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ouch - Princess V57 gets stuck on Richmond Bridge

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/lu...r-9196548.html
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Just paying my insurance bet his premium will be a bit more
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Old 17 March 2014, 09:37   #3
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"The incident is being blamed on strong currents".

Yeah, that and somebody screwing up really badly
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"The incident is being blamed on strong currents".

Yeah, that and somebody screwing up really badly
Currents on a river, you're kidding???

Here's the video....

The Victoria crashes into Victoria Bridge on The Thames - Mirror Online
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Currents on a river, you're kidding???
Why?
Rivers flow. Times like these when they are in flood they can flow very fast.

I am with John though, someone messed up really bad!!
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I was joking!!!!!!!!

Looked like he was worried about not fitting through the hole and and tried to turn back, once he went sideways he was doomed.
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Ow ow ow ... I think the bridge legs, have a sharp angled section to them to split the water flow, bet thats made a right mess of the hull too
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Yes, looks like he was worried about air draft. If he only would have reversed further upstream....would have saved him a lot of troubles and damages.
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7 ft of extra water should have told him something. Bloody awful boat handling when you look at it.
The sickening crunch of thousands of pounds worth of damage must have really made them feel very ill.....
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