The Race to Save the Cougar Ace

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by ChrisR, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Awesome read thanks for that
  2. Proper "Boys Own" stuff.
    Thanks for sharing it.
  3. Fascinating read. Cheers.
  4. Great read. It may be of interest to some that Rich Habib was himself killed last year in a skiing accident.
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  5. Goatman

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    Interesting stuff.

    I have been aboard a lot of car carriers.....wouldn't want to go to sea on one .
  6. 'kin 'ell, great read , thanks.
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  7. Stirling stuff, some don't sit around office and factory.

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  8. similar to the one in SOTON a couple of years back
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  9. Thought everybody was exaggerating until I started reading. Cracking tale.
  10. This is why I stay on dry land.
  11. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Hoeg Osaka


    Initially I thought the Pilot had done a sterling job ,deliberately grounding the vessel on the Bramble Bank.


    Turns out he had no option.

    Ship had a list on when she left the quay. Stupid auto ballast system supposed to correct . It didn't.

    Listing, flooding and grounding of vehicle carrier Hoegh Osaka Marine Accident Investigation Branch report - GOV.UK


    This bastard thing is 20,000 tonnes....
    World's Largest Car Carrier Ship In Southampton - Heart Hampshire News
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017