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Montevideo, June 27th 2017 - 08:42 UTC

What happens when a cruise ship visits your back yard ?

Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 22:16 UTC
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Winds and strong currents brought a cruise ship unusually close to homes on the water near Port Everglades, in Florida said a spokeswoman for the union of harbor pilots, who guide ships in and out of the port. As the 16-deck, 122,000-ton Celebrity Equinox cruise ship loomed over Bill and Yasmine Todhunter’s back patio on March 3, the alarmed couple recorded video of the scene, which they posted online. Read full article

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  • Jack Bauer

    “...that the Equinox was under control despite its close proximity to land.”.....I've heard this before...usually things are in control until they aren't ; I have personally witnessed two ships that were supposedly under control, until one rammed the quay, head on, with its bulb (or bulbous bow) lifting and destroying the quay, and the other, being dragged by the current, sideways against the dock....minor damage for the ships, but on land, quite the opposite. Reminds me of the Costa Concordia....

    Mar 10th, 2017 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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