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Old 30 May 2006, 11:42   #1
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My mate pottered (slowly) over towards the docked QM2 in Southampton.

Without warning the QM2 fired a water canon at him and passenger swamping them. Luckly they were wearing wet gear.

Is that legal!!
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Old 30 May 2006, 11:50   #2
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Its a bit dangerous nevermind illegal!!
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Old 30 May 2006, 11:55   #3
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I think in this day and age then it is pefectly acceptable. Their is a large banner on the side of her saying keep clear, and gives a distance but cant recall what this distance is.
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I would say it was very stupid thing to do, especially without warning, I guess the pressure could have knocked someone over board, then the situation would have been far more serious.

They should have at least fired it away from your mates, then if they got too close after that then I guess they're asking for trouble.
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Old 30 May 2006, 12:19   #5
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I think in this day and age then it is pefectly acceptable. Their is a large banner on the side of her saying keep clear, and gives a distance but cant recall what this distance is.

You WHAT???

So if someone comes near YOUR boat does that give you the right to do the same???
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Old 30 May 2006, 12:20   #6
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My mate pottered (slowly) over towards the docked QM2 in Southampton.

Without warning the QM2 fired a water canon at him and passenger swamping them. Luckly they were wearing wet gear.

Is that legal!!
Sue them for emotional trauma - I am sure they will soon stop this nonsense.

A copper took a motorist to court for splashing him with water from a puddle - claimed it was assault!!!
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do they not have a loud speaker, i am sure the noise would travel edfurther than the water in the first instance to warn people off.

I suppose we all know not to go near in future
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You WHAT???

So if someone comes near YOUR boat does that give you the right to do the same???

Don't quite think they are comparable circumstances Codders. If these chaps did not see the large banner or ignored the warnings then they probably deserved what they got, like airline companies they are on a reasonable high state of alert following recent events, so why should'nt cruise ships and the like. You can't go upto a plane on a runway, but you can go near a cruise ship carrying 4-5 times more people and even bigger disaster waiting to happen.
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tel yorr mait iym sory. wee woz jus testin de bastud fing woz werkin wen dis ribb caim pewtlin alonng. mi mait sed. luk, thers symon horkins. i ad dis uncontrowlabul irge too pres de triggir. sow i didd


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Can't be legal military ship yes but a private/corporate owned vessel?
Surely there banner is only a request? Would seem the same as someone hitting you with a bat for being at their front door!
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