Collision of Ships on River Crossing

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“Wec van Ruysdael” crashes into “Paula” on starboard side and steering to hard to port..

Watch the collision in the bolbous bow.  The collision lasted for about  0:05 secs.  The yaw of the WEC Line ship sez so.  For all their really low speed these ship probably pack more inertia than a train moving at 10 times the speed.

Perceptions :

Twentsekoffieleut 1 year ago

Based on the surrounding (for a brief moment you can see the industrial area of Moerdijk) and the titel of the movie; the accident happened at the river crossing of ‘Hollands Diep’ and the ‘Dordtsche Kil’.  I assume that the ship came from the east and had to go to the north. For this, ‘Wec van Ruysdael’ had to take a sharp turn to the right, but the ship (probably) moved to fast and ended up on the wrong side of the river ‘Dordtsche Kil’

RSBSTEADICAM 3 years ago in reply to Everett Cox

The Federal Rules of the Road mandate the turn to Starboard.  As a MC myself I always envision a courtroom but somehow rule #3 is always the first violated!  

Robert Chetwynd 3 years ago

The green ship was at fault.

arvind soorada 2 years ago in reply to ondaquadra

when you know the collision cannot be avoided the best thing to do is take it it on the bow because the bow is a collision bulkhead it is much thicker than any part of the ship and is strengthened for the same purpose !

Source: Ronald Verkerk on YouTube

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