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(BBC)   ...This is a seaport control tower. Your callAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 46
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2013-05-08 09:01:38 AM
This is a lighthouse control tower. Your call.
 
2013-05-08 09:24:17 AM
Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?
 
2013-05-08 09:35:51 AM
Link

Last position noted...Genoa IN YOUR FARKING LAP.


Link
 
2013-05-08 09:52:41 AM
Yeah, but you wouldn't WRITE AAAAAAGGGHHH, you'd just say it.
 
2013-05-08 09:54:03 AM

impaler: Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?


I laughed.
 
2013-05-08 09:55:57 AM
static.guim.co.uk
"Hey baby, check this maneuver out..."
 
2013-05-08 09:57:49 AM

impaler: Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?


It's about 3 Rhode Islands
 
2013-05-08 09:57:50 AM
www.bondmovies.com
Harbour pilot went crazy.

/obscure?
 
2013-05-08 09:58:18 AM
Now arriving at dock 6 ... dock 7 ... dock 8 ...
 
2013-05-08 10:05:41 AM

PsyLord: [www.bondmovies.com image 200x200]
Harbour pilot went crazy.

/obscure?


Bond flicks are never obscure.
 
2013-05-08 10:11:01 AM
Atleast it wasn't
FARTKONTROLfartkontrol.com
FARTKONTROL
 
2013-05-08 10:11:31 AM
At least the front didn't fall off.
 
2013-05-08 10:14:19 AM
The captain is under arrest.

Which makes sense, until you get to the part where a pilot was on board at the time of the incident. Pilots are government mandated vessel operators. Their use is required in certain ports/rivers/shallows. If a pilot is on board, he's onboard because the vessel is mandated to have him on board to pilot the vessel.
 
2013-05-08 10:18:33 AM

Maneck: The captain is under arrest.

Which makes sense, until you get to the part where a pilot was on board at the time of the incident. Pilots are government mandated vessel operators. Their use is required in certain ports/rivers/shallows. If a pilot is on board, he's onboard because the vessel is mandated to have him on board to pilot the vessel.


Well this is Italy after all. Do they ever get the right person?
 
2013-05-08 10:18:54 AM
Genoa? Are the salamis ok?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 10:19:14 AM
I am of Italian derivation.
Italians are notoriously POOR navigators.
Just ask this guy.....
upload.wikimedia.org
"Sooooo, this is India, right? You guys are Indians?"

/i'll take "wrong continents for $500 Alex
 
2013-05-08 10:20:17 AM

Maneck: The captain is under arrest.

Which makes sense, until you get to the part where a pilot was on board at the time of the incident. Pilots are government mandated vessel operators. Their use is required in certain ports/rivers/shallows. If a pilot is on board, he's onboard because the vessel is mandated to have him on board to pilot the vessel.


I was wondering about this too.  I'm not a sailor, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I thought that if you had a pilot on board the pilot essentially became the acting Captain and the Captain is obligated to do what they say.  Add to that the presence of two harbor tugs, and the Captain would seem to be about 4th on the responsibility ladder.
 
2013-05-08 10:21:55 AM
I chuckled at the ship name. The "Jolly Nero". That thing was named by a serious troll.
 
2013-05-08 10:24:18 AM

Sybarite: This is a lighthouse control tower. Your call.


impaler: Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?


bighairyguy: Now arriving at dock 6 ... dock 7 ... dock 8 ...


This is why I love Fark.  Office is looking at me funny.

/Of course, they always look at me funny...
 
2013-05-08 10:30:26 AM

Jim.Casy: impaler: Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?

It's about 3 Rhode Islands


22.4 Adeles
 
2013-05-08 10:32:49 AM

SpdrJay: Jim.Casy: impaler: Italy deaths as Genoa ship hits control tower

How many are in an italy? Is it more than a brazilian?

It's about 3 Rhode Islands

22.4 Adeles


0.6 YourMoms
 
2013-05-08 10:35:07 AM

bdub77: Well this is Italy after all. Do they ever get the right person?


Three scientists from L'Aquila have just been arrested for failing to predict this collision.
 
2013-05-08 10:37:11 AM
www.mercuryrapids.co.uk

Anakin Skywalker unavailable for comment.
 
2013-05-08 10:37:29 AM
Arrrr
 
2013-05-08 10:41:06 AM
He wouldnt take the time to write the word arrrghhh
 
2013-05-08 10:46:51 AM
that is a farking retarded place to put a structure containing live people
code enforcement committed manslaughter, not the captain of the boat.
you DO NOT BUILD shiat WHERE BOATS CAN HIT IT... that's what the farking docks are FOR to keep boats from hitting shiat!
 
2013-05-08 10:46:52 AM

Steebin: He wouldnt take the time to write the word arrrghhh


Siri
 
2013-05-08 10:51:12 AM

Mr Guy: Yeah, but you wouldn't WRITE AAAAAAGGGHHH, you'd just say it.


Maybe he was dictating.
 
2013-05-08 10:55:20 AM

prjindigo: that is a farking retarded place to put a structure containing live people
code enforcement committed manslaughter, not the captain of the boat.
you DO NOT BUILD shiat WHERE BOATS CAN HIT IT... that's what the farking docks are FOR to keep boats from hitting shiat!


Code enforcement?  This is Italy.  They scoff at code enforcement.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-08 11:37:15 AM
Judge Smails unavailable for comment.
 
2013-05-08 11:40:05 AM
geez, I guess the Jolly Nero ain't so happy about that little picadillio
 
2013-05-08 12:09:26 PM
WTF, The Happy Nero?  Was the captain playing a violin as it crashed?   Seriously wtf...  cap'n and helmsman should be strung up.
 
2013-05-08 12:22:46 PM
Genoa Italy! Where disco lives forev
 
2013-05-08 12:23:26 PM
He was following this ship through the tricky channels ...

www.latitude38.com
 
2013-05-08 12:50:48 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

/"Lieutenant Dan!!"
 
2013-05-08 12:53:37 PM
While this is a giant nautical clusterfark, I did laugh at the headline, Subby.

Obligatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4roXEY8hk
 
2013-05-08 12:59:01 PM
For what it's worth - We had an issue with an oil tanker and the Bay Bridge here recently -- the pilot was held responsible for the collision, but the news reports state that the captain is ultimately responsible for the ship.
 
2013-05-08 12:59:45 PM

Warthog: Maneck: The captain is under arrest.

Which makes sense, until you get to the part where a pilot was on board at the time of the incident. Pilots are government mandated vessel operators. Their use is required in certain ports/rivers/shallows. If a pilot is on board, he's onboard because the vessel is mandated to have him on board to pilot the vessel.

I was wondering about this too.  I'm not a sailor, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I thought that if you had a pilot on board the pilot essentially became the acting Captain and the Captain is obligated to do what they say.  Add to that the presence of two harbor tugs, and the Captain would seem to be about 4th on the responsibility ladder.


The captain is still the ultimate master of the vessel regardless of the pilot. He can tell the pilot not to do something, though they rarely do. The pilot acts as a local expert to keep ships out of the local trouble spots (weird currents, traffic separation problems, things like that). Some ports are so busy or have such strange things going on (San Francisco and its currents, the Columbia River and sand bars) that ships are required to use them. And if you have a large ship, virtually every port requires a pilot on board to help.

I worked a while in the port of Genoa years ago, and it was incredibly busy. Dock space was almost always full with cargo ships coming and going, not to mention the constant long-distance ferry traffic and hundreds of yachts. Even if you didn't have a pilot on board, you still had to call port control when making a movement. It was a very controlled port, far more than pretty much any other I've been to, including New York.

CSB time:
The captain of our ship needed to move from one dock to the other, and tried to hail port control on the VHF. We had just spent some time in Nice, so he hailed "Nice Port Control, Nice Port Control, this is Motor Vessel GenericName" a few times without any response. We sort of looked at each other wondering why they didn't answer, then a light when on. He hailed "Genoa Port Control, this is Motor Vessel GenericName" and got an immediate response: "Yes! Go ahead, MV GenericName, this is GENOA Port Control!" You could hear the amusement in the radio guy's voice.
 
2013-05-08 01:14:16 PM
From all those ancient boat wreck till now. One thing is certain. Italians suck at shipping!
 
2013-05-08 01:23:46 PM
This is bizzare and I fail to see how this could happen barring something extremely unusual.  There were two tugboats and a pilot present so even if the engines failed, you would think they could nudge the ship away from danger. Manuevering in the harbor is done at relatively slow speeds (although the mass of the ship makes things difficult to get going and to stop) but there was tug assistance right there.  Maybe if the engines stopped responding and were jammed at full power the tugs wouldn't be able to move it out of harms way, but I haven't heard that happening in an incident before. Hopefully the black boxes will tell them something.  The only way I can see the captain being held liable (even if he is ultimately responsible) is if he went nuts and went for the ram, or perhaps he skimped on maintenance which led to a mechanical failure causing the incident.
 
2013-05-08 02:04:07 PM
So no word on if the T-Rex escaped or not?
 
2013-05-08 05:07:40 PM
Q: How does an Italian admiral review his fleet?
A: With a glass bottom boat
 
2013-05-08 05:13:01 PM
Someone onboard was obviously fiddling around.
 
2013-05-08 06:26:13 PM
It sounds like a red over red type situation. If so the only liability will be if there was a failure of maintenance or in communications between the bridge and the engine room causing the engines to go to, and stay at, full power. 2 tugs is normally more than enough to control a ship of that size.

Also, while I can understand why you might want a control tower to be as close as possible to the water in order to facilitate coordinating ships movements, you need to make sure that there's no way for it to get hit in the event that something goes wrong. Even if it's just some fenders like most bridges have around their columns.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 08:23:10 PM
Fark: Desensitizing the world to tragedy since 1999.
 
2013-05-08 08:24:44 PM
huzzah on the headline: one of my favorite clean jokes.
 
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