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Old 10-14-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Tight Fit for a cruise ship!

A friend of mine sent this link to me and I thought it was cool how the cruise ship appears to have made it through the Corinth canal. They said "it would be a memorable cruise" but what would have happened had they hit something below the waterline. At least it wouldn't capsize...

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #2
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I don't feel like being towed thru there should really count. But hey... what do I know?

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:24 AM   #3
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I would imagine they have bow and stern thrusters to keep off the walls. Still very impressive!

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Old 10-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #4
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The ships engines are also used, the tug & towing bridle is used to keep the bow centered.

Also the hydraulic pressure that forms on either side of the hull helps
keep the vessel centered.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:39 AM   #5
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Almost as impressive as a 700' Laker going through the locks on the Welland Canal with 1' on ea. side.
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