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(The Scottish Sun)   Tiny violin time again: £65m 235ft superyacht smashes into dock in St Maarten after 'computer malfunction'   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
    More: Fail, The Sun, Dock, Roman Abramovich, News of the World, Yachting, Wharf, Luxury yacht, Pier  
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2021-02-28 12:09:04 PM  
the owner probably will sue for the marina building a dock in his way and scratching his boat
 
2021-02-28 12:45:41 PM  
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2021-02-28 12:47:21 PM  
At least their exploitation of people allowed them to have the other three backup yachts.
 
2021-02-28 12:48:06 PM  
So Betsy DeVos is down to just 8 yachts now?
 
2021-02-28 12:50:41 PM  
Was on a crab seiner once and the skipper went full tilt to the wharf thinking he could throw the 50' bathtub into reverse and slide us in.
The throttle malfunctioned, didn't reverse, and we continued dead ahead into the wharf.
That was a bit of a bump.
 
2021-02-28 12:51:15 PM  
And here's the captain as it was happening

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2021-02-28 12:52:30 PM  
Blue sea of death error.
 
2021-02-28 12:55:12 PM  
The yacht succumbed to pier pressure and went over to the Dock Side.
 
2021-02-28 12:58:00 PM  
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2021-02-28 12:58:18 PM  

MillionDollarMo: Was on a crab seiner once and the skipper went full tilt to the wharf thinking he could throw the 50' bathtub into reverse and slide us in.
The throttle malfunctioned, didn't reverse, and we continued dead ahead into the wharf.
That was a bit of a bump.


Bet the harbor master was a bit crabby about it.
 
2021-02-28 1:02:23 PM  

bobobolinskii: And here's the captain as it was happening

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same Island even...
 
2021-02-28 1:04:48 PM  
It's the Sun, so I no longer believe in bow thrusters.
 
2021-02-28 1:05:56 PM  

Sexy Jesus: It's the Sun, so I no longer believe in bow thrusters.


Neither does the captain, apparently.
 
2021-02-28 1:08:24 PM  
I wonder if you can invoice those people for the cost of playing the tiny violin?
 
2021-02-28 1:11:18 PM  
Sail it like you stole it?
 
2021-02-28 1:14:26 PM  
That'll buff right out
 
2021-02-28 1:16:33 PM  
There was a young man from St. Maarten
Who saved all his odors from faartin.
If it passed through his crack
It went straight in a sack
And mistakes were all kept in a caarton.
 
2021-02-28 1:18:34 PM  
OMG, I read the headline and thought it might be one of mine.
 
2021-02-28 1:21:17 PM  
My aunt and uncle were in St M and witnessed this happening.

Whole lotta momentum there.
 
2021-02-28 1:24:45 PM  
It's a throwaway now.
 
2021-02-28 1:25:09 PM  
BTW: the cause was supposed to be a faulty bow thruster. Ummmmmm....that's a strange thruster failure.
 
2021-02-28 1:25:41 PM  

MillionDollarMo: Was on a crab seiner once and the skipper went full tilt to the wharf thinking he could throw the 50' bathtub into reverse and slide us in.
The throttle malfunctioned, didn't reverse, and we continued dead ahead into the wharf.
That was a bit of a bump.
---


Understatement of the island.

/ on a similar vein, if you've ever been in a vehicle whose brakes have failed, you'll never tailgate again either.
 
2021-02-28 1:26:46 PM  

BigLuca: OMG, I read the headline and thought it might be one of mine.


I watched the video and still don't know if it's one of mine. Once you own more than ten or so you can't remember all the names, so I'll have to check. I think I have a list around somewhere...
 
2021-02-28 1:32:03 PM  
Ok. ( I know this shiat)
1. the capt is fired for life.  (they usually work 1 month on 1 month off - 60K a month)
2. He farked up.....majorly......if he didnt have control 300 meters out then he should have disengaged with the auto and went full manual....That little slip was not a full auto entry.  No way.......
3. A boat of this size and cost has an annual upkeep of 10% of value - so that would be 6.5M a year just in maintenance --- this does not include crew, docking, gas, NOTHING.....just maintenance.  Its the 10% rule - sometimes its less some times its more.
4 WTAF?
5. People that charter these boats still pay for all their food and booze.  Boat of this size is like 425K+ a week plus food and booze and tips and all of your on shore activities.....sometimes they make you pay for the gas too - depending on the caliber of the luxury of the boat.

I have more deets.....work on one in the Med as an engineer for a few seasons on several boats.
 
2021-02-28 1:34:30 PM  
The rule is to never approach the dock faster than you can afford to hit it. This guy is probably within that envelope.
 
2021-02-28 1:35:32 PM  
Mega Yachat vs Lift Bridge:

 FIGHT!!!!

mega yacht azteca hitting bridge
Youtube 6quRFwpAWKk
 
2021-02-28 1:38:06 PM  

vudukungfu: MillionDollarMo: Was on a crab seiner once and the skipper went full tilt to the wharf thinking he could throw the 50' bathtub into reverse and slide us in.
The throttle malfunctioned, didn't reverse, and we continued dead ahead into the wharf.
That was a bit of a bump.

Bet the harbor master was a bit crabby about it.


Funny thing is they skipjack up like that all the time just for the halibut.
But for the the love of cod, that time they foundered.
 
2021-02-28 1:38:42 PM  
Woops wrong video posted above...

This is the main event:

Superyacht Ecstasea wrecks the Simpson Bay Bridge Operator's shack!
Youtube vRVWr4sIyCs
 
2021-02-28 1:40:34 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Mega Yachat vs Lift Bridge:

FIGHT!!!!

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Crew man on the fender farked up....FIRED.
 
2021-02-28 1:43:09 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Woops wrong video posted above...

This is the main event:

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Oooooooopsie......could have been worse.  that seems like a difficult maneuver based on the last video - Oh well......tiny violins.....etc.
 
2021-02-28 1:43:17 PM  
Computers are farking stupid, I don't know why you idiots use them
 
2021-02-28 1:45:25 PM  

jefferator: TotallyRealNotFake: Woops wrong video posted above...

This is the main event:

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Oooooooopsie......could have been worse.  that seems like a difficult maneuver based on the last video - Oh well......tiny violins.....etc.


Still very impressive how that ship took the bridge console like a champ with only their (anchor door?)
Well whatever that door is made of, cars should be made that tough.
 
2021-02-28 1:45:33 PM  

nanim: MillionDollarMo: Was on a crab seiner once and the skipper went full tilt to the wharf thinking he could throw the 50' bathtub into reverse and slide us in.
The throttle malfunctioned, didn't reverse, and we continued dead ahead into the wharf.
That was a bit of a bump.
---

Understatement of the island.

/ on a similar vein, if you've ever been in a vehicle whose brakes have failed, you'll never tailgate again either.


No shiat. I gave a friend a ride home from college one night. In a blizzard. Had a brake line burst. Had to take dad back to the scene the next day, to show him the purple puddle in the road, before he would believe my story. It was a learning moment for both of us.
 
2021-02-28 1:48:22 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: That'll buff right out


Probably will. The dock is what took all the damage.
 
2021-02-28 1:51:51 PM  
Those are pretty much one time use though right? I mean, who would want to be seen on the same yacht twice?
 
2021-02-28 1:58:06 PM  

nanim: on a similar vein, if you've ever been in a vehicle whose brakes have failed, you'll never tailgate again either.


I've lived through it twice and had to hit reverse gear both times to survive.
There's nothing like dabbing the brake pedal and hearing pssshhht as it travels all the way to the floor.

/ the pssshhht may have been me
 
2021-02-28 1:58:34 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Petit_Merdeux: That'll buff right out

Probably will. The dock is what took all the damage.


Yeah, the boat looks pretty good at the end of this version.  TW: douchebags.

https://www.boatinternational.com/yac​h​ts/news/go-superyacht-collides-with-si​nt-maarten-dock q
 
2021-02-28 2:00:21 PM  
"Computer error" always means ID-10T error.
 
2021-02-28 2:03:23 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Mega Yachat vs Lift Bridge:

FIGHT!!!!

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Comment from the videographer is great: "Aw..."
 
2021-02-28 2:07:36 PM  
Wishing for a DeVos family cruise to the Bermuda Triangle.
 
2021-02-28 2:12:45 PM  
We were sailing down to Marco Island a couple of weeks ago and heard a "pan pan" on the radio. An 85' yacht had run aground in Marco channel and was taking on water. Fortunately, it was only in about 4-6' feet of water, so no lives were in immediate danger. It sat there for a couple of days before they could pump out the water and float it out of there. The captain was coming in at low tide and probably following his Navionics/charts rather than either his eyes or getting some local knowledge before transiting.

The most important instrument on any boat sits between the captain's ears. If that one's not working, you're in a heap of shiat.

/I feel more sorry for that dock than the boat.
 
2021-02-28 2:15:42 PM  
Came for Speed 2: Cruise Control references
/leaving disappointed.
 
2021-02-28 2:21:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Petit_Merdeux: That'll buff right out

Probably will. The dock is what took all the damage.


Crushed the dock like an icebreaker.
 
2021-02-28 2:25:22 PM  
Nice boat.
 
2021-02-28 2:26:42 PM  
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2021-02-28 2:30:17 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: BigLuca: OMG, I read the headline and thought it might be one of mine.

I watched the video and still don't know if it's one of mine. Once you own more than ten or so you can't remember all the names, so I'll have to check. I think I have a list around somewhere...


Gunther? Is that you? It's Javier! We met at Al Grimaldi's birthday party last year!
 
2021-02-28 2:44:53 PM  

grimlock1972: Came for Speed 2: Cruise Control references
/leaving disappointed.


You missed both of them then.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2021-02-28 2:46:10 PM  
It was probably a computer malfunction like this...

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2021-02-28 2:46:52 PM  
That shiat'll buff right out.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2021-02-28 2:47:55 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Woops wrong video posted above...

This is the main event:

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There is probably a yacht inside that yacht.  It'll was probably ok.
 
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