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In The Balance

In The Balance

Without power and seriously damaged the Wahine rides out tropical cyclone Giselle with 735 souls onboard with only anchors and chain between them a complete loss. All links and the hull held up, only the anchors slowly dragged across the shallow seabed.

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I like your unusual and thought provoking viewpoint, Martin. It certainly leaves oneself free to imagine what is happening in the wild seas above.
regards, Donald
 

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I like your originality, an extremely well considered painting. Thought provoking certainly as Harris Donald says, I like too the fact that it takes our Maritime Art along a new channel and out of our comfort zones.
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Thanks guys, It was an idea that I had on one of my visits to the Seatoun anchor memorial. Also I approached it as if it was a movie stil with some artistic licence as in reality the storm would cloud the water with sand so little if anything would have been visible. Donald I plan to consider what was above the waves in due course.
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Martin
 

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The dark area on the ships starboard midships is where she contacted Outer Rock denting the hull plates. The first point of contact is aft where the prop is missing and the rudder bent inwards and shunted up into the ships' hull. This happened when the ship hit the Pinnacle while being blown sideways and under full power astern.
 

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I agree with what Harris Donald and Edgar have said - completely. See my comments on Reg's picture, made before I had looked at this one, Martin. Well done - and bravely and interestingly done. Donald.
 

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