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Old 07-16-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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It IS boating related.... Casino boat with 123 people aboard gets grounded on rocks overnight during its maiden voyage | Mail Online
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
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Is that forward raked windows in the pilothouse?
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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Big ooops, but a doesn't look like it will be too bad an outcome, except for the Captain I would think.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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What's all this talk about anchors?
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At least it didn't fall over.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:25 PM   #7
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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Not in anyway related to the grounding, but it sure seems like there is limited visibility from the bridge.


Wow, in the USA too. I wonder what the story is? You would think that a boat like this grounding would have to bee 100% negligence.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:57 PM   #9
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Man, I know that casino boats and cruise ships want to keep you onboard, but running aground to do it is a bit over the top!
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #10
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Maybe they just wanted it to be still so the roulette wheels will work.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #11
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #12
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What's all this talk about anchors?
A proper anchor would have given a bulls-eye for the Captain to aim through.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:29 PM   #13
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A proper anchor would have given a bulls-eye for the Captain to aim through.
Who needs a "Bulls eye"? Looks like he hit it first time up!

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Should be a piece of cake for a determined TowBoat U.S. guy to handle.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:15 PM   #15
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Isn`t the whole idea of casino boats to be outside territorial limits, and gambling laws. Not actually on land.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:26 AM   #16
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They said it was on the rocks. What rocks?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:41 AM   #17
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It's mostly a mud/sand mixture in those parts.

Hilarious quotes from the passengers as they were "rescued" off the boat.
Gambling ship passengers glad to be home after ordeal at sea | savannahnow.com
“We had to jump from the boat to a raft and then climb up a ladder onto the Coast Guard ship,” she said. “It was terrifying.

And the plot thickens:

the captain said the accident occurred because the sandbar that grounded the ship was not yet on the nautical charts.
But Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen said the 174-foot gambling ship reported its grounding to the Coast Guard shortly before midnight Tuesday, with the ship’s captain saying its chart plotter had malfunctioned, causing the vessel to veer off course.
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It's mostly a mud/sand mixture in those parts.

Hilarious quotes from the passengers as they were "rescued" off the boat.
Gambling ship passengers glad to be home after ordeal at sea | savannahnow.com
“We had to jump from the boat to a raft and then climb up a ladder onto the Coast Guard ship,” she said. “It was terrifying.

And the plot thickens:

the captain said the accident occurred because the sandbar that grounded the ship was not yet on the nautical charts.
But Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen said the 174-foot gambling ship reported its grounding to the Coast Guard shortly before midnight Tuesday, with the ship’s captain saying its chart plotter had malfunctioned, causing the vessel to veer off course.
I bet they are terrified by clowns at the circus and monkeys at the zoo!
The chartplotter made the vessel veer?
Its time for the giraffe!
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:30 PM   #19
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They should be made to watch the OLD version of the movie "Titanic" till they start drooling...then ask them again about this incident.
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They should be made to watch the OLD version of the movie "Titanic" till they start drooling...then ask them again about this incident.
Probably they DID see the "Titanic" movie, which is why they were so terrified. The icebergs off Savannah are hell this time of year, as I understand it. Plus they may have seen "Jaws." The great whites swarming all around the sand bars might well be pretending to just be a school of innocent bait fish!

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