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    Default Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    I’m guessing that the MSC Opera didn’t intend to dock that way:





    Last edited by FlowerPower; 02-06-19 at 10:24.

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    Not good. I hope none of the injuries reported are serious.

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    looks like some people fell in escaping the smaller ship

    https://www.facebook.com/msccruisesf...6797807078098/

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    I'm guessing propulsion control failure rather than "The dickhead steering the boat didn't steer it right" - only the Aussies!

    Hope everyone's ok.
    It's not my fault if people choose to take me seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Philosopher View Post
    I'm guessing propulsion control failure rather than "The dickhead steering the boat didn't steer it right" - only the Aussies!

    Hope everyone's ok.
    power blackout according to early reports though whether on the Opera or tug there is some uncertainty

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    All of the many cruise ships that I've seen in VE lagoon, bar none, were always tied to two big tugs, one astern and one at the bow.
    So, I suppose that is a mandatory requirement, and rightly so.
    I can't for the life of me understand how BOTH the ship and the stern tug (albeit not visible in the video) seem to have lost control together.
    Unless there was no tug for some reason, of course.
    Regardless, the fact that these things are allowed in the VE lagoon is the living proof that our world is ruled by money no matter what, even when that clashes with common sense.

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    I still think it’s a shame that these large cruise vessels are allowed in the lagoon.

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    People who take videos in portrait mode should be pushed into the water!

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    Default Re: Venice Cruise Ship Oops

    Quote Originally Posted by Davy_S View Post
    People who take videos in portrait mode should be pushed into the water!
    +1 to that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praxinoscope View Post
    I still think it’s a shame that these large cruise vessels are allowed in the lagoon.
    Leaving the lagoon sitting on the balcony of a cruise ship is an amazing experience, and one I will never forget.
    It would be good if this could continue in a more sustainable way, maybe by limiting the numbers, or ship size.

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