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ANCHOR AMIDSHIPS?

ANCHOR AMIDSHIPS?

A new way to store an anchor? One could think so. However, it just happened by accident. The ship is the MARINELLA (flag Costa Rica, grt 4701), the anchor belongs to the British UNION PIONEER (grt 3818). The ships collided just 2 miles off Hook of Holland on 24th December 1954.

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[COLOR="Navy"]A 'tap' rather than a 'thump' is my opinion; I've seen, close hand, the effect when two vessels of any size collide at speed. Check the photo and the area surrounding the anchor, can you see any serious damage because I can't.

Having said that the old peepers ain't what they used to be but not to worry, back to 20/20 next year. [/COLOR]
 

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Well apart from the damage to the hull and deck, that lifeboat davit looks to be a write off, and the boat itself doesnt look too healthy.
Who knows what internal damage has been inflicted as well.
I experienced a similar collision between Jason,(moored) and Circassia which was underway, and Jason was in drydock for several weeks as a result.
 

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