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(YouTube) Video How to properly dock a ship. And by 'properly' we mean 'spectacularly'   ( divider line
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2010-01-30 07:26:17 PM  
Just another example of putting something to big where it doesn't fit. Giggity
2010-01-30 07:32:52 PM  
Well, beach it at any rate...
2010-01-30 07:41:21 PM  
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My soul is prepared Doctor Jones... how's yours
2010-01-30 07:46:20 PM  
I was hoping for something along the lines of "The Lost World" dock failure. Almost...
2010-01-30 07:52:21 PM  
As the comments on youtube indicate (as well as simply watching the video), it's a scrap yard, so it's hardly a fail, and more a "entirely intentional."
2010-01-30 08:03:11 PM  
Like it says, this is one of the places in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan where they break apart old ships for the scrap metal. They basically ram the ships full speed ahead as far up the beach as possible. The other times I've seen it the beaches were empty though. I guess with the recession they have a lot more business now.

60 Minutes report

2010-01-30 08:03:32 PM  
Only one thing to do with it now...

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2010-01-30 08:06:24 PM  
Am I the only one who thought the ship looked little fake? Im not sure what I think but im getting this itch that its not real.
2010-01-30 08:11:59 PM  
Since the construction workers were shouting and running away in great fear, I'm certain that this was a real accident. That captain must've been drunk or crazy.. The pixels all remained on the correct frequency and everything.
2010-01-30 08:13:59 PM  
phyrkrakr: Only one thing to do with it now...

Sorry. heh.
2010-01-30 08:16:34 PM  
This is video from a shipbreakers yard in Pakistan. At 1:05 you can see the ship already docked is in the process of being cut up.

// Last Watch for the Midland anyone ?
2010-01-30 08:29:00 PM  
I did like the part where the camera pans away for a second to the one guy and he goes, "heh"....
2010-01-30 08:31:45 PM  
What is wrong with youtube bandwidth?
2010-01-30 08:52:38 PM  

This is standard practice. Nobody drunk there. Just poor and barefoot. I'm impressed they have hardhats, usually those guys are wearing shorts and carrying a blowtorch.

Great movie to watch, BTW
2010-01-30 08:53:26 PM  
Hey, You scratched my anchor!
2010-01-30 09:28:06 PM  
God damn, can you shake the camera a little more? I could almost see what was going on...
2010-01-30 09:55:51 PM  
Probably Alang (new window)
2010-01-30 10:18:39 PM  
Nowhere near as spectacular, but I was doing some IT work for a bunkering company a few years back when a very agitated manager came in and asked the techs to revoke one of the tug captains' prox card.

We knew what that meant... As soon as he left we were playing back the security camera logs.

Turned out the guy had rammed a tug into the dock under full steam.

KABONNNG!!!! Crunched the front end of the tug, took the steel coping off of the dock, and the tug actually *bounced* back half it's length.

Yes, alcohol was involved.
2010-01-30 10:21:02 PM  
"Like a glove!!"
2010-01-30 10:37:26 PM  
Still no match for Belladonna.
2010-01-30 10:41:46 PM  
Okay, who was on the ship, Dracula or dinosaurs?
2010-01-30 10:51:18 PM  
How do you f*ck up that bad?
2010-01-30 11:03:34 PM  
That'll buff right out.
2010-01-30 11:15:45 PM  
Was hard to get a scale on the sheer size of the incoming ship until it pretty much dwarfed the other beached tear downs it slid between.

/loves the people who think this was an accidental beaching :P
2010-01-30 11:56:23 PM  
There was an excellent article in the Atlantic Monthly several years ago about this practice. Good read.
2010-01-31 12:08:24 AM  
They'll get out of the way, they always do. Learned that driving the Saratoga
2010-01-31 02:11:52 AM  
Captain Slow:
That'll buff right out.

OK, that made me laugh.
2010-01-31 02:40:11 AM  
It's easy to grin
when your ship comes in
and you've got the stock market beat.
But the man worthwhile
is the man who can smile
when his shorts are too tight in the seat
2010-01-31 03:35:50 AM  
That was a neat bit of parking. Of course this was deliberate - the ship was being beached for scrap and the guy at the wheel put it exactly where he wanted it.
2010-01-31 04:10:25 AM  

Hack Patooey: Probably Alang (new window)

you may be right. the one in the ship breakers video is in Bangladesh (new window)
2010-01-31 06:14:55 AM  
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2010-01-31 11:32:33 AM  
2010-01-31 11:52:20 AM  
His dad has an ultimate set of tools. He can fix it.
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2010-01-31 12:35:11 PM  

thesloppy: It's easy to grin
when your ship comes in
and you've got the stock market beat.
But the man worthwhile
is the man who can smile
when his shorts are too tight in the seat

How 'bout a Fresca?
2010-01-31 12:46:13 PM  

studebaker hoch: Hey, You scratched my anchor!

+1 nice!
2010-01-31 02:06:14 PM  
intentional, obviously. You can see the ships that are there already are beached and almost entirely dismantled already.
2010-01-31 05:31:12 PM  
Tucker did it!
2010-01-31 05:42:50 PM  
Another vote for breakers yard.

You just saw the last inch that ship will ever move under it's own power.
2010-01-31 09:34:05 PM  
Lieutenant Dan!!!

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2010-02-01 11:49:35 PM  

Captain Slow: That'll buff right out.

I like the cut of your jib.
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