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Thread: Halong Bay cruise ship Aphrodite goes up in flames

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    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Oh my god I was only there a few weeks ago, I remember seeing that ship it was a very nice boat.

    Glad no one was injured.

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    always a worry in SE asia.
    sinking and burning ferries though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    always a worry in SE asia.
    sinking and burning ferries though!
    Not just in Asia, look at that Italian guy that tried driving a ship around corners like a motor bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    always a worry in SE asia.
    sinking and burning ferries though!
    Especially wooden ones with questionable maintenance records.
    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Lucky that happened in the day, imagine the deaths if was night and they were all asleep downstairs. Dont imagine they would have smoke alarms.

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    Probably some moron throwing away a lit cigarette end.
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Probably some moron throwing away a lit cigarette end.
    The old wooden ships employ dry exhaust systems and scorching of surrounding deckheads between engine manifold and risers can be common in poorly maintained engine-rooms. Heavy pipes sag with vibration and weight + hot spots develop in the bends and can burn thru asbestos wrapping.

    I inspected the engine-room on our AU CO steel ship and it was immaculate... that company prides itself on compliance with safety and environmental rules.
    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Probably some moron throwing away a lit cigarette end.
    ..and it's been an expensive habit ... 555

    "{the passenger} said he had now learned there were three similar fires on board the ill-fated vessel in the past year, one as recent as Christmas Day."
    Life is the unexpected ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    ..and it's been an expensive habit ... 555

    "{the passenger} said he had now learned there were three similar fires on board the ill-fated vessel in the past year, one as recent as Christmas Day."

    I don't think the old girl is coming back from this one.
    Amazing how people stand there gawking. At the five minute mark "Bright spark" thinks it might be an idea to move further away...



    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Not just in Asia, look at that Italian guy that tried driving a ship around corners like a motor bike.
    So turns out they don't handle quite as well as a Ducati. Well now he knows.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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