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Bet butterfingers gramps wished he could have used this as an excuse...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Never been on a cruise. Mainly because I imagine how miserable it must be to find yourself surrounded by 1000's of people like the "dude, he's gonna fuckin hit us" douche. 

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48 minutes ago, Blotto said:

Never been on a cruise. Mainly because I imagine how miserable it must be to find yourself surrounded by 1000's of people like the "dude, he's gonna fuckin hit us" douche. 

If you (or anyone else) haven't read it, David Foster Wallace wrote an outstanding essay on the awfulness of going on a cruise.

Link to PDF:

https://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf

Edited by Prepuce of Doom

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5 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Some better footage here. https://www.today.com/news/carnival-cruise-ships-collide-cozumel-mexico-least-1-injured-t170450?cid=public-rss_20191222

I bet maneuvering those things with their thrusters and fans can get tricky as hell.

They should have never had that many ships trying to maneuver at the same time. Saving 15 minutes can cost you $15m or more on your insurance.

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One of the submarines in our squadron was the old 688 type that had sail planes like this:

us_navy_051014-n-0780f-002_the_los_angel

They extend a few feet out of either side past the edge of the boat.

The boat was going out for it's reactor readiness exam and was in the narrow ship channel which had a few ships in it including an old slow sub tender that went out to see about once a year. The captain decided to pass the tender just as the channel narrowed. The guys up top said "It's close but we should make it"

The sail plane ended up hitting the tender, and rolling about 100 feet of the outer skin of the tender back like a sardine can opening. The inspectors on the boat had them turn around and head into port. The captain packed up his bag and left the boat, never to return to duty on a sub.  

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One of the submarines in our squadron was the old 688 type that had sail planes like this:
us_navy_051014-n-0780f-002_the_los_angeles-class_fast_attack_submarine_uss_philadelphia_ssn_690_arrives_in_souda_harbor_for_a_routine_port_visit_0.jpg?itok=MjHs5iMO
They extend a few feet out of either side past the edge of the boat.
The boat was going out for it's reactor readiness exam and was in the narrow ship channel which had a few ships in it including an old slow sub tender that went out to see about once a year. The captain decided to pass the tender just as the channel narrowed. The guys up top said "It's close but we should make it"
The sail plane ended up hitting the tender, and rolling about 100 feet of the outer skin of the tender back like a sardine can opening. The inspectors on the boat had them turn around and head into port. The captain packed up his bag and left the boat, never to return to duty on a sub.  
Does he captain ships for Carnival now?

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One of the submarines in our squadron was the old 688 type that had sail planes like this:
us_navy_051014-n-0780f-002_the_los_angeles-class_fast_attack_submarine_uss_philadelphia_ssn_690_arrives_in_souda_harbor_for_a_routine_port_visit_0.jpg?itok=MjHs5iMO
They extend a few feet out of either side past the edge of the boat.
The boat was going out for it's reactor readiness exam and was in the narrow ship channel which had a few ships in it including an old slow sub tender that went out to see about once a year. The captain decided to pass the tender just as the channel narrowed. The guys up top said "It's close but we should make it"
The sail plane ended up hitting the tender, and rolling about 100 feet of the outer skin of the tender back like a sardine can opening. The inspectors on the boat had them turn around and head into port. The captain packed up his bag and left the boat, never to return to duty on a sub.  

What they go out to see once a year

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1 hour ago, Parliament said:
2 hours ago, blacklab said:
One of the submarines in our squadron was the old 688 type that had sail planes like this:
us_navy_051014-n-0780f-002_the_los_angeles-class_fast_attack_submarine_uss_philadelphia_ssn_690_arrives_in_souda_harbor_for_a_routine_port_visit_0.jpg?itok=MjHs5iMO
They extend a few feet out of either side past the edge of the boat.
The boat was going out for it's reactor readiness exam and was in the narrow ship channel which had a few ships in it including an old slow sub tender that went out to see about once a year. The captain decided to pass the tender just as the channel narrowed. The guys up top said "It's close but we should make it"
The sail plane ended up hitting the tender, and rolling about 100 feet of the outer skin of the tender back like a sardine can opening. The inspectors on the boat had them turn around and head into port. The captain packed up his bag and left the boat, never to return to duty on a sub.  

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Does he captain ships for Carnival now?

He runs a ut sports online board 

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6 hours ago, LebongJames said:

Ya the sea worthy comment is gold. So they are going to just keep cruising the one ship with some painters tarp over the windows?

That’ll just buff right out.  They got ‘em working in shifts. 

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And that Sub Captain's defense?  "The Sea was angry that day my friends, like a Shaggy site owner sending back ownership at a trial."  

Edited by Lobo

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Speaking of tugs and submarines.  There is a video out on the interwebs of the USS Georgia not realizing it was still tied off to a tug when it decided to start driving off and ended snagging and sinking the tug that just did a stores load

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On 12/23/2019 at 8:05 AM, FartingMonk said:

Speaking of tugs and submarines.  There is a video out on the interwebs of the USS Georgia not realizing it was still tied off to a tug when it decided to start driving off and ended snagging and sinking the tug that just did a stores load

He can't go down with 3 barrels.... not with 3 barrels he can't.....

Edited by Onboard 2.0

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Ya the sea worthy comment is gold. So they are going to just keep cruising the one ship with some painters tarp over the windows?
yup

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They should have never had that many ships trying to maneuver at the same time. Saving 15 minutes can cost you $15m or more on your insurance.
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only one was manuvering at that time

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Some better footage here. https://www.today.com/news/carnival-cruise-ships-collide-cozumel-mexico-least-1-injured-t170450?cid=public-rss_20191222
I bet maneuvering those things with their thrusters and fans can get tricky as hell.
fans?

all that kind of manuvering is done with a 3 inch long joystick hooked up to a computer.

word is that The Glory had just had their manuvering software updated by Boeing.

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