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Old 04-09-2017, 04:01 AM
xichyu xichyu is offline
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what is the difference between capsize and keel over for a ship?

what is the difference between capsize and keel over for a ship?
They are have the same meaning in Chinese
For example:The Baccalieu Endeavour had been tied up in the harbour when a strong storms struck the northeast coast of Newfoundland. During the storm the fishing vessel “keeled over” and “capsized” onto its port side.
Do you think that it is not safe for the vessel’s owner to upright the ship?
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:21 PM
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In English to "keel over" is the actual act of listing or falling over. To "capsize" is the final state of a vessel being stable a some inverted angle. A vessel could be said to be "knocked down" and "keeled over" but not "capsized" if it righted itself.
A vessel is nothing but a bunch of opinions and compromises held together by the faith of the builders and engineers that they did it correctly. Therefor the only thing a Naval Architect has to sell is his experiences.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:02 PM
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They are synonyms
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