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1. It did, that live stream someone posted of the guy that is narrating, showed the courst the ship took.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 05:23 AM
Mar 26

From when it left port, it did jog right before it hit.

The lights went out on the ship for about 30 seconds, about the time it seems to shift course; then they came back on.
Then the last 30 seconds, it seems the engine smoke stopped.


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2. I don't think you're OFTEN a lunatic, PC, and
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 05:27 AM
Mar 26

lunacy not likely because Moon is now Waning Gibbous, so 'only' 99% visible! (I didn't catch it.)


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5. As an aside:
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 05:49 AM
Mar 26

To show you AGAIN what a schmuck Jonathan Lemire is, he said “partial bridge collapse”. This asshole needs a new pair of glasses.


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12. The overall bridge length is over 8,600 ft
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 10:33 AM
Mar 26

the center 1,200 ft has collapsed.

So he is right, it is a "partial bridge collapse"

Think. Again.

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7. I imagine the ship would have had to have been heading for the support to hit it...
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 06:13 AM
Mar 26

...but if you're implying it was intentional, that seems like a reach.


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8. I thought the same
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 06:14 AM
Mar 26

At the start of the video, the ship is significantly more side-on to the camera, but by the collision, it's almost head-on.

I wondered if this showed the front of the ship running aground very near the support, and then the stern continuing with momentum, but this then finally drives the ship into the support. All on the ship are said to have survived, so we should get what really happened (and I'd guess there are other camera angles that will come to light, maybe from the ship itself).


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9. My mind takes me on some wild rides sometimes
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 06:29 AM
Mar 26

Immediately after seeing speculation about power loss, I wondered whether it could be sabotage - something that the crew managed to do a work-around, alas, too late. I will refrain from further speculation until details emerge. In the meantime, I expect the CT blogosphere to go ape-shit.


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11. Well, we're going to hear from the pilot(s) on board.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 10:25 AM
Mar 26

Not immediately, but they're going to know what happened and why. I suspect it's going to be some sort of issue with the ship. A failure of some kind.

But, I wasn't there. The pilot(s) were. I think there are two pilots on board for that passage.

Kid Berwyn

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15. Ship was involved in an accident in Antwerp in 2016
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 11:10 AM
Mar 26

The Guardian:

Cargo ship that hit Baltimore bridge was involved in Antwerp collision in 2016

The Dali was reportedly detained in Belgium after scraping side of quay and significantly damaging part of hull in good weather


According to Vessel Finder the weather was fine at the time, and the incident was reportedly blamed on the ship’s master and pilot on board.

It is unclear what crew were aboard the ship. Vessel Finder said at the time that the ship, which was built in South Korea in 2015 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, was owned by the Greek company Oceanbulk Maritime but was chartered by Maersk.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) confirmed on Tuesday that the Dali was registered in Singapore and had 22 crew on board, with Maersk adding in a statement that the crew were all Indian but none of them were Maersk crew or personnel.



Kid Berwyn

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17. I thought of Captain Hazelwood
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
Mar 26

While he was drunk in his cabin, the helm did the wrong thing when the radar went out. The guy had to live with what he did to Alaska.

There are reports the ship experienced an explosion and power outtage. That may mean the Dali's captain is not at fault. I'll bet anything, though, he or she will still bear a soul-searing shame.


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18. Being "Captain", a certain percentage of fault will surely find it's way to him.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 11:55 AM
Mar 26

Nature of the position. It's your ship, so you're responsible for whatever takes place, more or less.


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19. Someone dropped anchor
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 11:57 AM
Mar 26

To try to slow down ship. Heard this on local tv this morning but don’t know if it’s true or not.
If true, that would certainly have potential to swing the ship

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