It wasn't a personal dig at you Tam I was merely pointing out the medias way of pointing blame elsewhere even when they didn't need to.Well, the Venezuelan government under its illegitimate (in pretty much all the meanings of that word) president, are allies of those theocratic shitheads in Tehran, so I don't see your problem, frankly. Besides, it was either that article or I would be giving clicks to the Beeb or the Daily Mail, so...
Apparently a German cruise ship is taking tips from loopy US train drivers (with more success)
Mind you, what shitty luck, trying to intercept/block a ship in the Caribbean and finding out the hard way, it is an icebreaker...
Everyone knows that was an anglo-american plot to infiltrate the socialist workers paradise Venezuela.A German ship? Plying its business in South American waters? Sinking other nations’ ships?
Langsdorff... is that you...?
Venezuelans, bud.You're correct, but this does require both ships to be making way (i.e. driving themselves through the water); RCGS Resolute was drifting at the time and wouldn't have had the varying pressure zones along her hull.
It makes the Argentines' actions foolish rather than entirely insane, mind.
I wonder if the incident your friend was describing was the tragic loss of the minesweeper HMS Fittleton during an attempted transfer with the frigate HMS Mermaid ( not a Leander, though) in 1976.There are known hydrostatic forces that can act on vessels steaming side by side...as explained to me by a friend while observing a transfer of supplies on a Leander class/Cleopatra many moons ago.
This can result in a smaller ship being sucked in closer, or more rapidly, than anticipated with some unintended consequences.
"I realllly didn’t mean to do that Guv/(El Presidente)...Honest!!!”
Of course it was.Just been reading this else where and some Venezuelans are saying it was most likely an attempted robbery by the Navy, not unknown it seems.