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Old 03-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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As we crossed Puget Sound, I got this photo. There is a white box just above the rail with a red dot on it. I am not used to seeing sensors anywhere on a ship but on the bridge. Any ideas? Pirate detector?[img]download.spark?ID=885786&aBID=115492[/img][img]download.spark?ID=885787&aBID=115492[/img]
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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What might this be?

Could there be a WHITE box on the Stb'd side with a GREEN dot in it?

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Old 03-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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I cannot find any better photos, but it looks like there is a white box on the starboard side.

A google search on zim djiboute-images finds lots of photos.



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Old 03-06-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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Nav Lights???
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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My guess would be nav lights. This ship is 1145 ft long by 150 ft wide. The running lights are aft up on the bridge and might not be visible from the water with in a mile or so. Here is another photo. The starboard white box is visible.




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My guess would be nav lights. This ship is 1145 ft long by 150 ft wide. The running lights are aft up on the bridge and might not be visible from the water with in a mile or so. Here is another photo. The starboard white box is visible.
I don't have a copy of the Nav Rules here, but my guess is that a ship of this size must have either her only set of Red/Green lights or a second set, forward of amidship. Rick?

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Check your sidelights from dead ahead. You should see both red and green. However, by moving toward one side just 1-3 you should then see only one light. If you still see two lights, an approaching vessel won't be able to tell which direction your are going.

My take is that these are the sidelights. I was looking for something that showed a rule as to length and maybe an additional set of sidelights required. I didn't find it, and it's my bedtime, so I'll leave it up to the team.*


I would add that if the sidelights were much further aft, it would be very difficult to see both from dead ahead.


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Bad day for these guys.

Cause?* Poor seamanship.



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RE: What might this be?

is that the same MSC ship?
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is that the same MSC ship?
The MSC Chitra collided with MV Khalijia on August 7, 2010, *and has been grounded in the Arabian Sea since then off the Mumbai coast.******* KJ



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Old 03-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #11
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Well, I wish I had reflected a bit more on the original question. must have to have a couple of sets of lights on very big boats. Thanks to all for your gentle input...
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