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    Re: Rhode Island Tall Ship Incident
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2017 Oct 20, 10:58 -0700

    Here's another article:
    Boston Globe: Tall Ship Loses Power

    ...which suggests that they did drop anchor but too late. In the videos you can see the ship's stern crunch against a small yacht and then almost immediately pull off. So perhaps they were pulling on the anchor chains already at that point. This article also mentions one other key detail: this vessel has powerful bow and stern thrusters. It can maneuver without its main engines. I suspect poor planning and amateurish seamanship. And how the heck did they get their propellers fouled in a mooring line in the first place?! As I understand it, this was their own line.

    Frank Reed
    Conanicut Island USA,
    across the East Passage from Fort Adams and Newport Harbor...

       
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