#1 By: Xeni Jardin, September 25th, 2013 10:27
#2 By: Kevin Kibbe, September 25th, 2013 10:38
Calling him the "Captain" is an insult to the long history of the word "Captain". "Skipper" or perhaps Skippy seams more appropriate.
#3 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, September 25th, 2013 10:52
Do ships have an equivalent to the 'black box' systems that aircraft have, to establish the state of all input/control devices, and the status of steering, propulsion, etc. systems across time?
That seems like it would be a useful thing for not turning this into a game of he said/he said. (Of course, regardless, I'd want to ask Captain Competence exactly WTF he was thinking executing any manouvers where sub-minute response times from crew were vital to not hitting the rocks and sinking, in a gigantic passenger ship. It's like trying to do a barrel roll in a 747, then claiming that your copilot was sloppy...)
#4 By: John Thoeming, September 25th, 2013 11:52
What happened to closing the bulkheads when the hull is breached?
#5 By: Roger Lambert, September 26th, 2013 16:00
Them Indonesian helmsmen is the worstest kind of helmsmen.
#6 By: nonofyrpenguins, September 26th, 2013 20:05
Skippy is grabbing at straws in blaming the helmsman. As fuzzyfungus noted, you have to ask: What was the ship doing so close to land as to end up "touching bottom" in the first place? There should always be enough seaway as to allow for minor goofs on the helmsman's part. Even back in Homer's day, Prudence was a known virtue for a mariner--such was the description of Odysseus in word and deed.
#7 By: Arrow Of Sine, September 27th, 2013 20:10
Indonesian helmsman issue and not one Sulu reference?
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#8 By: Xeni Jardin, September 30th, 2013 10:27
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