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Search: Posts Made By: Gollywobbler
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 14:57
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Posted By Gollywobbler
Hehehehehe! Presumably nowadays, the owner...

Hehehehehe!

Presumably nowadays, the owner can pester the Old Man every five minutes and anyone else who wants to can do so as well?!

Cheers

Gill
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 14:38
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Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi McC I only have one question, please. ...

Hi McC

I only have one question, please. These days, anything involving any sort of digital technology can be hacked into. I've no idea how cyber-espionage works but there seems to be a lot of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 13:56
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Andrew You've edited the last paragraph...

Hi Andrew

You've edited the last paragraph out of your public post so I've edited it out of this reply too.

I agree with you 100%. The Judge doesn't say anything about any of this bit in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 13:39
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Split [/QUOTE] You are sooooo correct. ...

Hi Split

[/QUOTE]
You are sooooo correct. What is more, all these organisations are very hierarchical about who gets told what and who gets told first.

Part of that is the fear that anyone...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 13:01
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hello McC On another forum, I've seen people...

Hello McC

On another forum, I've seen people referring to "Carnivore Cruises" and saying that Carnivore's CEO is a "cockroach" from Wall St. Apparently Carnivore is very highly geared (or...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 11:55
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Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Cicso The LL report says the ship was...

Hi Cicso

The LL report says the ship was 230m from the shore in August 2011. The Judge last week said that the ship was 0.28nm from the shore on 13th Jan. The police divers found paint and metal...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 10:52
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
G'day You made the comment, cobber. In what...

G'day

You made the comment, cobber. In what way is it anything less than a personal insult to both Jaguar06 and I? You said it, so please enlighten me.

Gill
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 10:39
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hello Steve There is no reason why anyone...

Hello Steve

There is no reason why anyone should pay for the privilege of receiving personal insults from the other members of this thing. You might well think that refusing to pay to put up with...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 10:28
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Good Underwater Footage of Wreck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O5jKC2gISg

Morning, All

The Italian Police seem to have released some really clear pictures of the underwater parts of the ship.

At one stage, the divers...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 09:42
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
If you actually took the trouble to READ some of...

If you actually took the trouble to READ some of the links that everyone has been posting, you would actually find both threads very interesting. But if you only post in order to moan about how sorry...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 08:38
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Derek Roger Gravity alone will drop an...

Hi Derek Roger

Gravity alone will drop an anchor. Even I know that. However gravity alone can't be trusted to get it to dig in. In my experience with yachts, you need to drop the anchor and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 08:32
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Ferry Man Have you read last week's...

Hi Ferry Man

Have you read last week's Judgement? If not, the link is below:
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 08:25
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hey, Jaguar06 Don't let this nonsense get...

Hey, Jaguar06

Don't let this nonsense get under your skin, my friend.

Like you, I'm astonished by the amount of immature spite levelled at me on this forum at times. However, immature spite...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 22:09
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Andrew C-B Thanks for this link, which...

Hi Andrew C-B

Thanks for this link, which I've now read.

Questions, please:

1. What happens if a cruise ship is due to go to sea but her VDR is not working? Does SOLAS say that she...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 21:01
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Boatman Criminal trials are incredibly...

Hi Boatman

Criminal trials are incredibly boring. I went to several when I was a trainee solicitor - apparently convention demands that Instructing Solicitors must be seen to attend their...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 20:49
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Alfred Ford I had been going to ask many...

Hi Alfred Ford

I had been going to ask many of the same questions as you before I got distracted by the claim that Concordia's VDR was allegedly not working on the fateful night.

I was going...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 20:16
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
According to both the DT and the DM, the media...

According to both the DT and the DM, the media have obtained a transcript of the preliminary proceedings held before Judge Valeria Montesarchio.

The DM's version is more detailed than the DT's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 19:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Boatman25 Do you believe that the MCA/the...

Hi Boatman25

Do you believe that the MCA/the Government has made the right decisions about what to do about HMCG? Would you have preferred it if nobody except other HMCG Officers had offered...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 15:33
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi again I'm nipping out in a minute so I...

Hi again

I'm nipping out in a minute so I will shut up for a bit after this reply!

Is it possible to do much with the anchors on these ships if the main power has failed? Also, Andrew C-B said...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 15:16
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Jaguar06 EXACTLY. Why don't they...

Hi Jaguar06


EXACTLY. Why don't they already have a system in which the "Captain's Authority" is clearly visible and audible even if people cannot see the man himself?

How come it takes a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 15:05
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Hi Piero I'm sorry to keep picking your...

Hi Piero

I'm sorry to keep picking your brains!

However the YouTube film that you posted shows a large shoal of small fish swimming along near the bottom. They are small fish - about the size...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 14:45
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
The Harbour Master's log is the authority for the...

The Harbour Master's log is the authority for the proposition. It says, in full:

22.06 Carabinieri (police) at Prato contact the Harbour Master’s office. A woman has called to say her mother is...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 14:30
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Yes, I agree with everything you have said. ...

Yes, I agree with everything you have said.

I think that the Captain's intention was probably to get all the people ready, get them into or at least close to the lifeboats but NOT to encourage...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 14:18
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
Art'noon, Jaguar06 I'm fascinated by what...

Art'noon, Jaguar06

I'm fascinated by what you have said above.

I'm the exact opposite of you! Like most women, I don't give a monkeys about the marine hardware as long as the people aboard...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 13:50
Replies: 4,191
Views: 801,999
Posted By Gollywobbler
I'm wondering whether the sequence of events was...

I'm wondering whether the sequence of events was as follows:-

1. After hitting Le Scole, Capt Schettino decided (possibly with the private approval of Costa) to turn the ship around and let her...
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