Recent upsets to smooth running...like sinking.

Looking at the distribution of flags I fear your speech bubbles are misplaced.
I was hoping that nobody would check that - I needed a left speech bubble to trigger a right speech bubble :)
 
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...
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.
 
The Quoted twitter has a map.

ETA The quoted article for the Twitter averse. LINK

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...
 
A closer look at the farce as it takes place.

followed by that awful ‘sinking’ feeling as they realise that they have f*cked up... big time!!!
 
A German ship? Plying its business in South American waters? Sinking other nations’ ships?

Langsdorff... is that you...?
Everyone knows that was an anglo-american plot to infiltrate the socialist workers paradise Venezuela.
Why do you think there is an "Resolute desk" in the Oblong Oval Office?
 
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!!!” :oops:
 

bob231

War Hero
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 Venezuelans' actions foolish rather than entirely insane, mind.

Edited to correct stupidity
 
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TamH70

MIA
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.
Venezuelans, bud.
 

philc

LE
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.
 
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!!!” :oops:
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.
 
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.
Of course it was.
Like much of the West African Navies, they seize the vessel and it won't be released until you give them fuel/supplies cash for some trumped up misdemeanor. When the government can't provide support, the navy/police etc seek other methods to eak out existence. The Nigerians have a 'dash' down to a fine art and I am sure the Venezuelans are learning to be good little socialists communists
 
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Nemesis44UK

LE
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You have to laugh though, taking on an icebreaker type-hull. Some of Emperor Mong's finest work.
 

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