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I understand based on news reports one passenger on the Glory was injured.  Thoughts and prayers for that individual. Here is the video I shot from my balcony on Oasis. Despite the collision

Of COURSE @twangster would have a balcony cabin on the correct side of the ship to catch this! Thanks for sharing! 

The Legend about an hour before the assault occurred. Glory's original approach from a distance. Right after the crash the Legend had to reset some lines. This was a

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I understand based on news reports one passenger on the Glory was injured.  Thoughts and prayers for that individual.

Here is the video I shot from my balcony on Oasis.

Despite the collision with the Legend, the bridge crew on the Glory did a pretty spectacular job avoiding a collision with the Oasis.  When I first saw the bow of the Glory come into view it was close.  Too close.  It occured to me a collision was highly possible. 

As I was shooting the video I was keeping an eye on the stern of Glory.  It was getting closer.  I knew they couldn't apply a lot of stern thrust to keep the stern off us without driving the bow into the bow of Oasis.  As the bow of Glory began to clear the bow of Oasis I could see them apply stern thrust to avoid impact.  It was a tight near miss and excellent seamanship on their part to avoid a second collision.  

 

The wide angle lens is misleading.  The people on Glory were close.  I could have tossed them a bottle of water.  

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For context, the NCL Sun aborted her approach an hour before and skipped Cozumel.

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She got pretty close to the shallow water nearly running over the anchor buoys used by local excursion boats.

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The anchor buoys were in her prop wash.  She collected herself and decided to move on.

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MarineTraffic.com shows her track.

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The Legend about an hour before the assault occurred.

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Glory's original approach from a distance.

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Right after the crash the Legend had to reset some lines.

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This was after the crash and near miss as she circled around for a second try.

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She did a nice turn to expose her stern to us.

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If at first you don't succeed, try again.

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Round two the Captain's girlfriend wasn't at the helm so it went a little better.  Practice makes perfect.

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Don't you scratch our shiny Oasis!

She's docked and minding her own business with precious cargo on board ( @twangster )!

Yet another problem involving Carnival... never mind all of the rusty hulls... add this collision to the multiple engine and plumbing fires/failures, multiple failed health department inspections (https://www.newsweek.com/carnival-cruise-ship-fails-health-inspection-report-dead-flies-1453497), and even a recent murder (https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-pleads-guilty-murdering-girlfriend-carnival-cruise-ship/story?id=67845968)... jeez!

 

 

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In all seriousness these events are never good for the cruise industry.  Any cruise line in the news with bad news has a negative impact on the industry for everyone.   

I waited to post my stuff.  I figured the new media would run with the first pictures and video to hit the surface as they desperately try to beat each other to market.  

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3 hours ago, twangster said:

For context, the NCL Sun aborted her approach an hour before and skipped Cozumel.

 

She got pretty close to the shallow water nearly running over the anchor buoys used by local excursion boats.

 

The anchor buoys were in her prop wash.  She collected herself and decided to move on.

 

So, I'm missing something that is probably very obvious. Why did the NCL Sun abort her approach an hour before? Was something else going on that she new to move on that Carvinal Legend and Glory (and Oasis) didn't know about?

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31 minutes ago, Baked Alaska said:

So, I'm missing something that is probably very obvious. Why did the NCL Sun abort her approach an hour before? Was something else going on that she new to move on that Carvinal Legend and Glory (and Oasis) didn't know about?

The Sun may have been tendering.  She may have decided it was too rough for tenders.  

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I question what went wrong that this ship was out of control?

 

RCCL has used dynamic positioning for 10 years since voyager class.  Push a button and the ship stays put.

 

This Carnival ship depends on two screws, rudder and bow thrusters ... A much less accurate control system.

17 mph winds probably played a part but it does not excuse poor seamanship.

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23 hours ago, Cez said:

who's responsible for that ? Captain or pilot ?

Apparently some lawyer in the US has said that its carnivals own fault and they should be held accountable, as both captain and pilot used to do this type of thing when they were children playing in the bathtub with rubber boats. 

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3 hours ago, Flacruiser99 said:

The Captain is the Master of the vessel. He is the only one responsible.

That may not not quite true...at least not in the US.  I'll have to look it up but I believe maritime law on this is the same everywhere.

The captain is always in command of and responsible for his vessel.  However, the captain turns over navigation duties, and thus the responsibility, to the pilot.  And, there's a very good reason for that.  The Harbor/Docking Pilot is the expert in local navigation; navigation that can change based on time of year, weather, traffic, etc.  When on board the navigation crew must follow the commands of the Pilot.  This is why the Harbor or Docking Pilot is legally liable/responsible for any mishaps or injuries that result as a result of their duties.  The captain can relieve the pilot for being impaired or incompetent but he had better be absolutely sure prior to doing so.

When I was in the Navy the Harbor Pilot came on board from a tug and had navigational control of our submarine.  I can't see how that would be different today.  Of course, I've been wrong before. 😁

Mike

 

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