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TOPIC: That Baltimore bridge
#242410
That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
My God - as appalling as the one in Genoa (except I'd driven across the Genoa one a hundred times - and a couple of times now, over the new one). Luckily not many people on it, it seems. But very clear footage. Horrifying.
 
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#242426
Toronto

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
Seemingly mechanical failure - propulsion and/or navigation systems.

If there can be anything fortuitous about the incident, to be said.

The timing was fortuitous - 01.30, when traffic was at a low level.
 
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#242449
Historian

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Toronto wrote, "The timing was fortuitous - 01.30, when traffic was at a low level."

Soon after the boozed up crew returned from Baltimore's well known late bars and brothels. Then unfit to properly operate the ship's complex power plant?
 
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#242457
Toronto

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Perhaps you'd tell us where these crew activities were reported?
 
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#242460
Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
I have to say whoever packed the containers on the boat deserves a better job. How a collision like that could not have shifted one container more than a few inches is incredible.
 
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#242462
Wyot

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Whoever designed the bridge should consider re-training in another profession...
 
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#242465
Historian

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Toronto enquired, "Perhaps you'd tell us where these crew activities were reported?"

Perhaps Toronto can re-read my informed speculative enquiry? "Soon after the boozed up crew returned from Baltimore's well known late bars and brothels. Then unfit to properly operate the ship's complex power plant?"

The current uninformed Fake Media speculation is focused on the Baltimore bridge structure, the captain's powerless drifting and prompt 'May Day' to the authorities, also recorded on the ship's Black Box.

But NO speculation on WHY the power failed TWICE?

eu.usatoday.com/story/news/investigation...ip-dali/73105394007/
 
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#242470
Wyot

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Historian wrote:


The current uninformed Fake Media speculation is focused on the Baltimore bridge structure


To be fair it didn't look too robust in the clips I've seen...
 
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#242480
Historian

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Wyot wrote, "To be fair it didn't look too robust in the clips I've seen.."

To be fair, from 1960 to 2015, there were 35 major bridge collapses worldwide due to ship or barge collision, with a total of 342 people killed, according to a 2018 report from the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. Eighteen of those collapses happened in the United States.

apnews.com/article/bridge-collapses-barg...ddc625aaaf3b32c626bc
 
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#242484
Toronto

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Considering there's around 620,000 bridges in the US (China has c1m; Hamburg, by far, has the EU city record) - bridge collisions/accidents aren't really a major issue, overall.
 
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#242485
Wyot

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Historian wrote:
Wyot wrote, "To be fair it didn't look too robust in the clips I've seen.."

To be fair, from 1960 to 2015, there were 35 major bridge collapses worldwide due to ship or barge collision, with a total of 342 people killed, according to a 2018 report from the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. Eighteen of those collapses happened in the United States.

apnews.com/article/bridge-collapses-barg...ddc625aaaf3b32c626bc


A reasonable and informative response had my post read that the Baltimore bridge structure looks uniquely dodgy for bridges.

But it didn't.
 
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#242496
Historian

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
Wyot wrote, "A reasonable and informative response had my post read that the Baltimore bridge structure looks uniquely dodgy for bridges. But it didn't."

A uniquely defensive and dodgy response to a reasonable and informative reply.

And STILL no reasonable information on WHY the ship's power failed TWICE!!
 
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#242510
Wyot

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
Historian wrote:
Wyot wrote, "A reasonable and informative response had my post read that the Baltimore bridge structure looks uniquely dodgy for bridges. But it didn't."

A uniquely defensive and dodgy response to a reasonable and informative reply.

And STILL no reasonable information on WHY the ship's power failed TWICE!!


I would DEFINITELY be VERY frightened to meet YOU in real life "Historian"...

Absolutely no idea what you are banging on about most of the time either...
 
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#242546
Historian

Re:That Baltimore bridge 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
NOT in the BLOODY FAKE MEDIA.

Not uncommon - DIRTY FUEL?

The MV Dali had sailed for an hour along the Patapsco River when an officer onboard reported that lights began flickering, followed by the smell of burning fuel permeating the engine room.

knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dirty-f...dge-collapse-tragedy

maritime-executive.com/article/investiga...ssible-contamination
 
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