Ship returns hail


#1

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#2

This video upset my dog.


#3

Scared the crap out’a that little kid.


#4

I only ever did this to trucks and scared the beejeezus out of my parents.


#5

I can very much understand your dog… dang, that was loud!


#6

You just know that the bridge crew was watching through the binos and pissing themselves laughing.


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#8

She expected it to say “tuut tuut” back in a cute voice.


#9

Probably the most entertaining thing to happen on the entire voyage.


#10

I choose to believe the ship was indeed responding to the little girl pumping her fist, and not sounding its horn for other, more legitimate signaling purposes such as navigation in a restricted waterway.


#11

That reaction: “Oh God what have I done?!”


#12

You say that, but I think that might actually be the case - They gave four blasts. Three blasts is going astern, five(or more) blasts is danger/get the fuck out of my way idiot or you will die, but four blasts IIRC doesn’t really have any particular meaning, and is the first in the progression(1-2-3-4-5) that doesn’t have any meaning so that you won’t confuse it for an actual navigation signal.


#13

Good for her! When I was little I discovered that I could do this standing on an overpass and tractor trailers would honk. It was one of those magical moments as a kid.


#14

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