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Old 28 May 2010, 16:48   #1
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The Incredible Disapearing RIB Trick!

I was just browsing and found this. I thought you guys might get a chuckle (or a groan) out of it.



As they say out here... Africa is a tough country :-)

The ship, as far as I can determine, appears to be the MSC Melody. But I have not been able to confirm that.
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Old 28 May 2010, 17:43   #2
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Now that's rough water!!
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Old 29 May 2010, 02:20   #3
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scary stuff dude
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hmmm. Bad weather certainly but that's an odd place to store ribs. I'd say she's not used to meeting much other than calm seas...
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hmmm. Bad weather certainly but that's an odd place to store ribs.
Idiotic, enough water under those ribs was always going to rip the fixings out or wreck the boats.
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I would guess the bow of the ship is 30 or 40 feet (or more) above normal water line. Given that passenger comfort is (hopefully) a priority, I'd think they were never expecting to be in that kind of sea state.

Makes for a pretty impressive video, though.

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Yeah .. those boats were blown clean off
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I think more ships should store their Ribs up front like that...it would increase my odds of finding a new boat next time i'm beachcombing
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