Originally Posted by norwestsailer
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.
Thought this was funny...
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.