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  • Carel

    Captain Haddock from Tintin would have done better after the third bottle of whisky!

    July 10, 2013 at 9:15 am
  • MalcF

    Just because it says “Cyprus” on the back of the boat doesn’t meant that’s where it is. It isn’t a destination indicator like on a bus.
    It was probably the Norwegian tug boat that cocked it up.

    July 10, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • Onlylittleme

    Doesn’t matter where it is, the captain (and if they had one, the pilot) are crap!

    July 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm
  • Lizzythepink

    It was a Norwegian ship – There could well have been people on those boats – so don’t laugh so hard.

    July 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm
  • Brian

    The incident was in Norway. The ship’s name is Cyprus Cement. And it’s registered in the Bahamas. And the tugboat captain might be looking for work.

    July 11, 2013 at 12:06 am
  • deadstick

    Good thing he had a tugboat…otherwise there might have been an accident.

    July 11, 2013 at 12:49 am
  • worcspaul

    To be fair, it appears there may have been a malfunction with the ship, rather than human error

    July 11, 2013 at 7:59 am
  • theMink

    I can hear a lot of crunching yet no shouts of warning or help…

    July 11, 2013 at 10:56 am
  • Ian "Essex" Godfrey

    If the harbour needed a pilot then he is in charge, if not the Captain is in charge, not the tugboat. There should have been at least 2 people watching off the stern, one port the other starboard. The tugboat should have taken a rope around the stern to pull the stern off the mooring while the bow thruster motor pulls the boat off the mooring.
    The small cruiser should have stood off and wait for the vessel to move away from the mooring, “from a professional skipper”, lessons to be learnt!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm
  • Bob

    I am guessing the ship suffered a propeller pitch failure. Looking at the prop wash it appears the propeller is constantly turning but does not get ahead thrust until well into the incident and doesn’t achieve full thrust until close to the blue vessel. The tug appears to tow over its stern with only a light head rope up. It is in completely the wrong position to assist the ship, however it’s position was probably arranged to best assist earlier in the man-oeuvre before it all went wrong.

    July 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm