Another one for Howard

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  1. glojo

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    I don't care who the captain is, he can't park his ship there!

    This is the helicopter the reporter is talking about.

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    It's going to take a large roll of duck tape to fix the Fedra.

    Although it could be a good time to stretch it a little.
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    That's had it hasn't it ..... ;)
     
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    The remains of the Napoli are still resting on the sea bed just off the beach at Branscombe ;) I guess that thing will very quickly break up.

    Rumour has it the ship was on its way up to Teddington Lock! :) :devil:

    Definitely more than a CAT D write off :)

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    stretching ships is normal, been reading up on it since I had a cruise a few weeks back, apparently the ships are built in a modular fashion, so to increase its berths is as simple as uprating then engines to take the extra weight and slotting another section in, obviously in practice its harder than that but in theory thats what happens, this ship is not fooked yet, unless it sinks in a difficult position and bringing it back to the surface prooves more costly than its worth,
     
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    I'm no engineer ( not a salesman either ;) ) but the stresses involved on that ship to break its back and separate the front from the back on the rocks will have twisted the whole keel i would have thought ...

    It'll be towed to Bombay and chopped up ( if it doesn't sink first )
     
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    Your not serious are you?

    The ship has clearly broken in two, but its whole keel will have been destroyed, the engine room would have been flooded.... It's over. It's dead but thankfully no one was injured.

    Large modern ships are usually built in sections and as Janner has posted, it is becoming quite common to extend vessels mid life.

    John
     
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