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    Re: Huge cruise ship runs aground off Italy
    From: James N Wilson
    Date: 2012 Jan 14, 06:06 -0800
    Been there, done that. A few years ago, we were on the Dnieper Princess in the Ukraine when the river water level was too low. In the middle of the night we heard a loud noise, and some time later we were advised that the ship had gone aground. But the amount of water in the ship wasn't consistent with merely going aground. I deduced that the captain had deliberately grounded the ship to keep it from sinking, for which action we thank him. The cruise personnel told us absolutely nothing. It was a small ship, but getting everyone off and to a hotel was a real chore.
    Once is enough.
    Jim Wilson
    On 14 Jan 2012 05:43:33 -0800 "Keith Lindsay" <kw.r.lindsay@gmail.com> writes:

    From the chart provided by Andres Ruiz it would seem probable that the vessel's position is a deliberate beaching in shallower water, probably without power.

    Had the vessel been only a very short distance to seaward she would have sunk in 30 to 40 metres of water. The hull may have been opened on an offshore isolated rock about a mile to the north and the vessel carried enough momentum to beach at the harbour.

    None of that explains why a vessel of this size is so close inshore. Could this be another case of the watchkeeper misinterpreting the radar range setting?
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