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16. Looking at the video....
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 03:59 PM
Mar 2024

They lost power several times. It could have been running the bow thruster before getting an extra generator on line caused the second blackout. In any case, there was a smoke plume just before the allision, presumably the emergency full astern bell on the main engine.

I think an escort tug would not have had time to avoid this accident.

In the Puget Sound tankers are required to take escort tugs.

What are you talking about? getagrip_already Mar 2024 #1
Standard policy there. Not everywhere. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #3
Probably some changes, maybe not that specifically getagrip_already Mar 2024 #6
One thing is consistent, ships break down and cause disasters. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #9
Cheap? Lol.... getagrip_already Mar 2024 #12
Ocean going? Marcus IM Mar 2024 #13
Last time i checked... getagrip_already Mar 2024 #18
Not to mention that at some point you will have made the port too expensive to use.. EX500rider Mar 2024 #20
Maybe for large ships that go under bridges. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #23
I was thinking that from baltimore to the end of the channels it must be about that getagrip_already Mar 2024 #25
How many bridges between this bridge and the harbor entrance? Marcus IM Mar 2024 #28
There is at least one more conventional bridge getagrip_already Mar 2024 #29
Generally the Harbor Pilot comes out on the Pilot Boat and the tugs come later EX500rider Mar 2024 #17
I am well aware of how harbor pilots work. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #19
Depends on the cargo and vessel type getagrip_already Mar 2024 #21
Bloomberg radio reporters seemed to suggest that Maersk spooky3 Mar 2024 #2
Maersk is the charterer, not the owner or operator. cloudbase Mar 2024 #5
I presume the analyst was aware of that and is also spooky3 Mar 2024 #27
The bigger question is why more States didn't add bridge support protection after the Sunshine Skyway event in 1980 EX500rider Mar 2024 #4
Or require tugboats until they reach the harbor exit. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #7
That would be up to the US Coast Guard & local Harbor Masters EX500rider Mar 2024 #8
Ships with power have radar. Fog isn't an issue for avoiding bridges Marcus IM Mar 2024 #10
Radar does not always work either EX500rider Mar 2024 #14
You make my case. TY Marcus IM Mar 2024 #24
Are those things out in the water bollards to stop a huge freight vessel? pinkstarburst Mar 2024 #11
Yes EX500rider Mar 2024 #15
Looking at the video.... Turbineguy Mar 2024 #16
It's not obvious that a tug could have stopped the forward motion of a cargo carrier brooklynite Mar 2024 #22
Tugs don't push from behind or pull from the bow. Marcus IM Mar 2024 #26
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