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  1. #11
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple agencies are responding after car carrier became disabled and capsized with a fire on board Sunday morning in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    It is not hard to imagine how deck-fulls of vehicles might break their restraints in a cascade effect and all slump to one side of the vessel after a certain angle of heel rather like the free-surface effect.

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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post

    Scary sight, particularly as the Solent one showed how dangerous steel decks become at 70 degrees of heel
    Don't mention steel, or you will start b..dy Brent Swain off, with a diatribe about designers charging £ 400-00 per hour and how he could have built that in a field for £ 40K
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  4. #14
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Quote Originally Posted by prv View Post
    Is that a fire on the side of it?

    No mention of fire in the linked article, but there's certainly smoke and what looks like an orange glow.
    <polite cough>

    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  5. #15
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
    Scary sight, particularly as the Solent one showed how dangerous steel decks become at 70 degrees of heel
    What sort of deck isn't dangerous at 70 degrees? One made of ice so you can use crampons and ice-axes to scale them?

  6. #16
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Apparently I can't read today

    Pete

  7. #17
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Is that fire the cause or result of the accident?
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Three of the last four trapped crew members apparently now rescued. Work ongoing to free the last one.
    Graham. Bavaria 42 Vision, "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    Quote Originally Posted by Scala View Post
    Three of the last four trapped crew members apparently now rescued. Work ongoing to free the last one.
    He's out. Thirty six hours trapped in the engine control room without food or water.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/rescue-tea...ry?id=65483916
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  10. #20
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    Default Re: And another Car transporter falls over

    I rarely have a good word for the USCG, but this was a terrific effort that needed skill, expert knowledge (not the same thing) courage and determination.

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