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  1. #21
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    Default Re: cruise ships flags

    Quote Originally Posted by peggyt1243 View Post
    I see them frequently flying below the bow of passenger ships moored where small craft such as launches come and go frequently during the day. These small craft are entering and departing a basin and must go under the mooring lines of cruise ships. The flags and bow lines could not ever be used for tugs because there are no tugs in the port. None.

    We are obviously referring to different bow lines and you sir are doubling down on "fire wires" which are ridiculous for cruise ships; simply not relevant and incorrect. Let us end this discussion.

    Listen to the CATAIN! They are messsenger lines to pass the tow line with in an emergency- unless you can throw a 4" line to a tug by hand?

    It's pure conicidence that cruise ships are popular LEISURE boating areas And if they cannot see a SHIP alongside in. a port thesy have no right to be on the water.

    Just for the record although not an MM I AM a Captain of commercial vessels with both UK and USA licenses. I have been working as a Captain and Mate on various ships and boats for over 13 years since returning to the sea after condsiderring a career change ashore. I started on commercial fishing boats at the age of 14 as a weekend job. Doesn't compare to a 'MM career but is a good few years experience considering I'm over 50 now

    PW.
    Last edited by PilotWolf; 17-10-19 at 03:30.
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  2. #22
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    Default Re: cruise ships flags

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    I can't zoom in enough to see what that is hanging there, I think it's probably a rat shield that has fallen of the bow line, but if you need a red flag to warn you not or sail in front of this Carnival ship.... And they hang them I spent 6 1/2 years sailing past here and their ship were in 2-3 times a week.

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  3. #23
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    Default Re: cruise ships flags

    The photos at the link is not a "fire wire". It is a red warning flag for small craft to be aware of the bulbous bow below the water and the large overhang above the water.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...71439463889472

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    Default Re: cruise ships flags

    Quote Originally Posted by peggyt1243 View Post
    The photos at the link is not a "fire wire". It is a red warning flag for small craft to be aware of the bulbous bow below the water and the large overhang above the water.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...71439463889472
    You have NO idea what you're talking about. You have been to,d you are WRONG by at least 2 very experienced captains who actually work in the industry. The picture you link to is a fire wire pure and simple.

    Who would need a warning not to sail under the bow in the picture I posted or the one you posted?

    Beginning to think you are nothing but a troll.

    PW
    Last edited by PilotWolf; 19-10-19 at 00:49.
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  5. #25
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    Default Re: cruise ships flags

    The red flag you see off the bow is a sign that firewire is present. Mostly, big ships have these flags. A firewire is useful to pull the ship away from the harbor in case something goes wrong like a fire on the ship. It ensures that other ships on the harbor don't get burned out, etc.

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