Has anyone been following on the South Korean Ferry sinking?

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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

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    God what a tragedy. Would hate to be going through what those parents are going through. I would be hollowed out...
     
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    It seems to me to be a captain today the first things they look for are incompetence and cowardice, all of those kids could have got away.
     
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    It is on the news here every night. It goes to show how little oversight exists. Look at the last two years and all the cruise ship problems: Royal Caribian Explorer 700 passengers crew violently ill with intestinal virus; Carnival Triumph's engineroom fire which left the ship, crew and over 3,000 passengers with no electricity, little food, few working toilets to the point where raw sewerage was sloshing through the hallways and, somewhat similiar, the Costa Concordia hitting a rock off the Italian coast and turning over. That little whoops cost 32 people their lives, except the Captian and crew who were the first off the ship.
    As far as Ferry-type ships are concerned...have your Will written and plot picked out
    Le Joola – On 26 September 2002, the overloaded ferry capsized in rough seas with an estimated death toll of more than 1,800.
    Al Salam Boccaccio 98 – On 3 February 2006, the Roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 sank in the Red Sea en route from Duba, Saudi Arabia, to Safaga in southern Egypt. The ship was carrying 1,312 passengers and 96 crew. 388 people survived.
    Princess of the Stars – On 21 June 2008, the ferry Princess of the Stars capsized and sank in Typhoon Fengshen, off the coast of San Fernando, Romblon, in the Philippines. Of the estimated 747 people aboard, 57 survived.
    Nazreen-1 – On 8 July 2003 the passenger ferry sank in the Meghna River. Of 750 people aboard, 220 were rescued
    Cahaya Bahari – On 29 June 2000 the overloaded ferry carrying refugees from the Maluku Islands sank in a storm. Of the 491 aboard, 10 were rescued
    Salahuddin-2 – On the night of 3 May 2002, the ferry sank in the Meghna River south of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 450 people.
    Senopati Nusantara – The Indonesian ferry sank in a storm on 30 December 2006. She was a scheduled passenger liner from Kumai in Central Kalimantan to Tanjung Emas port in Semarang, East Java. About 22 nautical miles (40 km) off Mandalika island, she sank in a fierce storm in the Java Sea. At least 400–500 people are thought to have died; 224 were rescued.
    SIEV X – A boat carrying over 400 asylum seekers to Australia sank on 19 October 2001. 353 people were lost. The Australian government was criticized for not doing anything to help the survivors for three days.
    Rabaul Queen – capsized on the morning of 2 February 2012, due to rough conditions in the Solomon Sea. 321 people were lost.
    St. Thomas Aquinas – On 16 August 2013, the roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry collided with the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete off the coast of Talisay, Cebu, Philippines. It was reported that 55 were dead and 65 were missing
    Shariatpur 1 – a double deck ferry that capsized on March 12, 2012, after colliding with a cargo ship on the Meghna River, Bangladesh. At least 116 people died.
     
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    I cannot imagine a hell worse than having your kids die in something as preventable as that.
     
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    Kids or adults matters not. These Ferry-boat "Captains" do the same short route over and over becoming totally complacent as does the crew. In general their "Maritime" skill set is minimal at best. Mr. ME-FIRST Captain needs to be given a SCUBA tank with 30min of air. Taken down to the Ferry. Locked in a compartment and rescued 4 hours later
     
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    A-Fricken-Men.......
     
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    The RoRo Ferry we took from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi was great.

    We see the occasional ferry disaster in the news, but need to take into consideration just how many are in service worldwide at any one given moment. So the odds of a disaster is not as high as one might imagine.

    I might mention that I am used to seeing ferries here on the west coast. But when I saw the Sorrento appear out of the darkness where we were waiting, I had no idea just how big this thing was!! When we were heading to our stateroom, I will admit I was mentally mapping out routes and located the floatation devices etc...it always pays to have situational awareness. Just in case.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan!...maybe less air....
     
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    Wayne, nope want him to think about it for a while, all alone in the cold and dark.
     
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    then give him 3 hours and 55 minutes worth of air and dont really be punctual about getting him 4 hours later....
     
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