The RNR manned minesweeper HMS Fittleton sank with the loss of twelve men in 1976 following a collision with the frigate Mermaid.
Maiden voyage 2017. It should still be under warranty .
I do question the sanity of people who book cruises in places that are known to have honking weather.
If the onboard cinema had been showing Poseidon Adventure there may have been a few trying to make their way to the engine room in readiness for the thing turning turtle....
Not really. If you leave the passengers to their own devices, they’ll inevitably wander round the ship, move shit around and be a danger to themselves.Much greater chance of injury though.
Commemorated in London Division with a stained glass window. Both the killick bunting and the RS on my first sea fortnight had been aboard when it happened....The RNR manned minesweeper HMS Fittleton sank with the loss of twelve men in 1976 following a collision with the frigate Mermaid.
That's the fault of the designers and crew.
The first for not ensuring tables are fixed and chairs can be secured, the second for neglecting to make ready for weather.
Holy shit ! Now that is hardcore .
Of course the fly boys have it rough as well. Imagine you are in the middle of the ocean and no divert.
This one is the RCAF who operate on the Canadian Navy ships. The aim is to get close to the centre of the flight deck and fire in the bear trap (a harpoon that sticks the grid and then you can winch yourself on deck). I take the piss out of the pilots but they are quite good at what they do.
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