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Ships collide in Welland canal

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Was a dock foreman for a few years and have seen some close calls and only 1 collision causing damage to the vessels. In every situation where the boat got out of control alcohol was a factor.    

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Back in my Navy days we were sailing from Halifax to Charlottetown and took a shortcut thru the Canso Causeway between Nova Scotia & Cape Breton and banged the ship right into the end of the jetty.

No real damage but pretty embarrassing with all the tourists watching us.

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13 minutes ago, lew said:

Halifax to Charlottetown and took a shortcut 

 

A bit too short Lew! 

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16 minutes ago, ketchenany said:

A bit too short Lew! 

Probably only by a few feet  LOL

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I've read this morning that it may have been intentional as the red ship had lost helm control.

 

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On 7/12/2020 at 10:21 AM, Spiel said:

I've read this morning that it may have been intentional as the red ship had lost helm control.

 

 Intentional as in to stop the stricken ship? 

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On 7/12/2020 at 7:14 PM, chrisb said:

I have been told one of the ships lost steering and they were in contact with each other.

That's correct, the red ship had lost helm control.

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The red one?

In the video it sure looks like the black ship made the turn in front of the red one.

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14 hours ago, chrisb said:

The red one?

In the video it sure looks like the black ship made the turn in front of the red one.

Exactly, that ship had helm control so it could maneuver to slow the other one down.

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