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    Re: Collisions at sea
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2017 Aug 24, 23:41 -0400
    I must relate a recent event on an ordinary car ferry.  Then ask a question.

    It was daytime , windy, rough, routine small car ferry crossing. I've been on this ferry many times. The ship was "crabbing" in too fast.  I realized the problem because I like standing at the bow. The helmsman also realized the angle and speed problems 20-30 seconds before the ferry hit the guiding-in piles.  The helmsman or  someone sounded his horn, yelled " hold-on", rapid reverse, and the vessel safely bounced off the piles.  How can these USN sailors be asleep in their beds? No alarm 10-15 seconds before impact.  Seconds really matter!!! Just don't understand the apparent lack of warning? Or was there warning and just not mentioned? 

    Bruce

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    From: "Jackson McDonald"
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    Sent: 24-Aug-2017 18:50:44 +0000
    Subject: [NavList] Collisions at sea

    The following article by a former USN surface warfare officer seems to "tell it like it is."  

    https://jdanyc.com/why-ships-collide/

    I have a hypothesis about an additional possible contributing factor to these tragic incidents that I will write about soon.  

    JMcD


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