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Old 12-06-2017, 04:44 AM
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:30 AM
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How the hell is that even possible????
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:38 AM
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Gives ya a warm and fuzzy about having those LNG ships in the area.....
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:42 AM
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I KNEW I shoulda tied that rope a little tighter!
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:03 AM
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I'm wondering how the hell you snap TWELVE lines.
Have you seen those lines? I have. I'm having trouble seeing how you snap 3 never mind 12.
Something stinks. And nobody noticed this ship drifting through Boston harbor into broad sound?!
For those that don't know the area, we're talking miles here. Depending on where in broad sound they finally figured it out, we could be talking many miles.
Boston harbor has no less than 5-6 law enforcement agencys, countless law enforcement vessels.
Nobody figured this out before the thing almost ended up on a path to Portugal ?? Ha ha

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Old 12-06-2017, 07:14 AM
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This story has now changed.
This is not the story I originally posted.
The original story said they finally figured it out and caught up with it in broad sound.
Also said nothing about dock workers able to get off safely.
Good ole channel 5 reporting sharp, precise, stellar journalism.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:26 AM
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Doesn't Maritime Law say something about if a vessel is loose and in danger, the rescue vessel gains possession? Something like that?

If so, if I went out in my boat and was able to secure a line to it would I own the container ship? I might have a little difficulty returning her to the slip, of course, but theoretically?
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:18 AM
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I feel like this has happened in Portsmouth NH a couple times

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Originally Posted by Cobalt 25 View Post
Doesn't Maritime Law say something about if a vessel is loose and in danger, the rescue vessel gains possession? Something like that?

If so, if I went out in my boat and was able to secure a line to it would I own the container ship? I might have a little difficulty returning her to the slip, of course, but theoretically?
That's why you need a diesel. Or two.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Good ole channel 5 reporting sharp, precise, stellar journalism.
its sad how often they have mistakes in their articles and miss spelled headlines

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Should have sprung for the 5/8" line.
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its sad how often they have mistakes in their articles and miss spelled headlines
They're all in such a hurry to break the story. Then find out the facts later.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Cobalt 25 View Post
Doesn't Maritime Law say something about if a vessel is loose and in danger, the rescue vessel gains possession? Something like that?

If so, if I went out in my boat and was able to secure a line to it would I own the container ship? I might have a little difficulty returning her to the slip, of course, but theoretically?
That’d be like a gnat trying to move a buffalo.
In fact once tied off your boat might end up as part of the salvage for a real tug(s).
These things always make me wonder how their seaworthy.
There was one a mile from me last time I was out. I couldn’t stop staring at it. It looked like a mountain of containers stacked up and in no way resembled a ship, but it was moving.
Of course I knew it was a ship but a big part of my head was saying WTF is that???
They just don’t look right.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:17 AM
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Its amazing it did not go aground on governor's flats or hit lower middle or dear island light on the way out, there are so may obstacles to avoid heading out of Boston inner harbor,
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I live right there within sight of the Conley Terminal. Wish i knew this was happening at the time it did, I would've had front row seats. It didn't drift out of the Conley terminal all the way to Broad Sound. The odds of a 1,000ft container ship drifting out of the harbor that far and not hitting anything are... well... non-existent. What happened was it drifted from the Conley Terminal on the South side of the Reserve Channel in a northwest direction and crashed into the Black Falcon pier on the North side of the channel. On my way to work the following morning you could see the damage it made to the Black Falcon pier.

Honestly the way the wind was whipping that night I can see how a fully laden container ship with containers stacked high into the sky would catch wind and make for a sketchy situation. If it hadn't been fully loaded it may have been a different story. But that ship was basically a floating wall just getting blasted directly by the wind. They should've realized the weather forecast and just anchored for the night. As much as they love to tout Conley Terminal and its capabilities I think it still has a long way to go to being able to fully accommodate these bigger and bigger container ships.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:48 AM
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Honestly the way the wind was whipping that night
Huge tide as well.
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Still no response to the question about salvage rights according to maritime law? Surely we must have some THTers with a little bit of knowledge that would like to share their expertise? What if one of these bad boys pops loose again? Just theoretically, of course...

Ethan?
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I was a boarding agent for a couple months in Boston. Been on that ship a couple times. and been on a 600ft drill ship on watch when it got whipping and i can tell you once it gets surging back and forth all bets a off. Add the increase tides and the angels of the lines to the bollards and hang on for the ride.
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Originally Posted by Asaltweapon22 View Post
I was a boarding agent for a couple months in Boston. Been on that ship a couple times. and been on a 600ft drill ship on watch when it got whipping and i can tell you once it gets surging back and forth all bets a off. Add the increase tides and the angels of the lines to the bollards and hang on for the ride.
My line angels never pull funny on any bollards.
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Originally Posted by Cobalt 25 View Post
Still no response to the question about salvage rights according to maritime law? Surely we must have some THTers with a little bit of knowledge that would like to share their expertise? What if one of these bad boys pops loose again? Just theoretically, of course...

Ethan?
Crew was onboard, it says they dropped anchor. I doubt you would get the captain to sign a salvage contract
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