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Old 08-23-2007, 08:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by norwestsailer View Post
The stabilsers were a bit tongue in cheek I know that on the croos Channell ferries they use them a lot.

The weather in the Cook St does get up a bit I was reading somewhere today about a Russian Cruise Liner taken a wrong turn thro a small chanel and running aground. Also a ferry getting washed up on the rocks near Wellingtonsaid it was something to do with 2 weather fronts meeting at Wellington.
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From The Cargo Letter - Tues. Oct. 15 2002

"Full Speed Ahead! >> 41,570dwt, 2,987 TEU container M/V Alva Star (ex- Norasia Star, ex- MSC Jasmine, ex- Norasia Malta), Haifa for Kepec, Croatia -- ran into a 100 meter high cliff at full cruising speed! The "short cut" was not optimal.

"In other words, M/V Alva Star rammed the Souh East corner of Zakinthos Island, Greece -- burying its bulbous bow in rocks & 25 meters of vessel on Oct. 3, 2002.

"The cause was reportedly human error. Oh, geeez, do you think? Perhaps the "ex's" of this vessel show some bad luck. A ship will rebel after so many names!

"Greek officials report an intention to install stop lights off their Islands.


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Old 08-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #16
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No doubt his next waypoint was just over the hill, down the cliff face, around the headland and just beyond the wharf.

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Old 08-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #17
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Those waves look awesome wouldnt want to be out in them on my 35 footer

How often do you get storms that bad?

Are they becoming more frequent with Global Warming?

Those videos of the planes are a bit wobbly. I think Ill land at Aukland and take the train/car down when I visit


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