Stories of ships and huge storms

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  1. Tug
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    On a sinking ship its always women and children first into the lifeboats..
    Is it because they attract sharks...and they are wanted as far away as possible when the ship sinks?
    Tug
     
  2. daiquiri
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    Norwegian Dream

    Hi guys, just found this story about the Norwegian Dream cruise ship:

    http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/?attachment_id=655

    The damage she has suffered due to wave slamming is really impressive! Three big waves have been enough to crush the bow of that steel beast! :eek:
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    Well Daiquiri, in university one of our oceanography textbooks was Willard Bascoms book
    " waves and beaches" . In this text book is the account of a world war II aircraft carrier captain describing " surfboarding " down the face of huge wave on the approach to the Straits of Bonifacio in a winter gale. Impressive.
     
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    read the comments - it's another ship. the text is about the norweigan dawn, while the picture is of the norweigan dream after hitting a container ship ;)
     
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  8. whitepointer23

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    i take my hat off to you, i am not brave enough to go into a sub, what do you mean by dynamic dive, did the wave push the sub down, probably a silly question but i would like to know.
     

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    Here's a story as experienced and told by Dudley Dix: South Atlantic Capsize -- Link 1 -- Link 2 -- Link 3 -- [​IMG] Link

    Dudley wrote a book about it, but also some info can be found through above links, I didn't read the book yet...
     
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