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Old 08 October 2010, 12:19   #11
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There is an image from Solent news showing the ocean liner with what looks like a RIB as a bow thruster! Its on Daily Mail news pages which I cant paste, it could be the angle but it looks bl**dy close on starboard bow
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If it had been a WAFI (sorry, I'll get my coat) & not a RIB the WAFI would have expected the powered vessel to give way surely
That's where the I part comes in.

Any possibility the RIB was a press boat
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Old 09 October 2010, 11:02   #13
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There is an image from Solent news showing the ocean liner with what looks like a RIB as a bow thruster! Its on Daily Mail news pages which I cant paste, it could be the angle but it looks bl**dy close on starboard bow
This article, the 4th piccy down..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...high-seas.html

even in the second piccy down, it seems a bit close to me.

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It's probably not as close as it looks, more to do with relative sizes, perspective & camera angle. Nobody died!
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I dunno

The last time a cunard ship came in for it's maiden voyage I do believe it grounded on the Brambles, with a Southampton Pilot on Board. I would think on this occasion The Southampton Harbourmaster would be looking for a good solid professional docking.

I can't see the Pilot putting up with any waif and stray cuddling up to such a high priority vessel.
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This article, the 4th piccy down..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...high-seas.html

even in the second piccy down, it seems a bit close to me.

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Old 09 October 2010, 16:35   #17
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There is an image from Solent news showing the ocean liner with what looks like a RIB as a bow thruster! Its on Daily Mail news pages which I cant paste, it could be the angle but it looks bl**dy close on starboard bow
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Yeah, that one. The pic where the hard boat is pushing her midships with it's bow...

Get some Perspective guys
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Old 10 October 2010, 04:32   #19
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Being a ship driver...

Basically we are not goign to stop.. The whole idea that the cruiseliner is going to do something is in vain really when they have over 2000 people to look after versus a small boat who by common sense if you sit in front of big ship you are asking for trouble. I have had yachts tack 50m from the ship's side on the basis power gives way to sail, but in a narrow channel they got no chance!
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Old 10 October 2010, 05:10   #20
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When is close too close?

Mmm, looks pretty close to me, but I'm very confused: lots of folks talking about 50m and 100m etc. What does "m" stand for? Do they mean "Yds"? Is it Eurospeak? I mean, how many kilometres are there in a pint?
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