View Full Version : There is dumb and then this...

12-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Not even sure how this happened...too many bikini clad girls on deck?

12-18-2008, 12:28 PM
You would think that the guy operating the video camera might have said something...

12-18-2008, 01:45 PM
too late at that point..... too big of a boat to do anything by then.

12-18-2008, 02:06 PM

The bad part, the one with the camera was in the wrong

12-18-2008, 03:34 PM
a little fuzzy, but does not the starboard vessel have the right of way in open waters meaning the camera man's vessel was required to give way?

12-18-2008, 03:51 PM
a little fuzzy, but does not the starboard vessel have the right of way in open waters meaning the camera man's vessel was required to give way?

Yes, you are right

12-18-2008, 03:51 PM
When two vessels approach each other head on both must alter course and go to the right and give each vessel plenty of space. If two vessels approached each other at a right angle then the vessel on the right always has right of way.

Easy to remember as it is the same with cars. At a 4-way stop person to your right always has right of way.

12-18-2008, 04:04 PM
Is this real? I watched this at least 20 times in slow-mo and noticed that no one gets thrown down at impact. Seems as if there was enough speed to throw someone down. Also notice that there is a guy on the stern deck within 1 foot of the edge that never seems to be interested in the impact or even move from impact. What does anyone else think?

12-18-2008, 04:26 PM
The guy in the corner fell, and you can see all the people move when the boats hit.

12-18-2008, 04:42 PM
seriously..... with the background of absolutely nothing around for miles and they hit each other in the open ocean??? The big boat with the camera must be huge as it just kept going and the smaller boat did almost a 180 when it got hit.

12-18-2008, 04:57 PM
The guy throwing his arm up on bow of the yacht is yelling out, that's what you get for hitting me :rolleyes:

12-18-2008, 05:26 PM
I hope no one was sitting on the toilet in either one of the boats!

12-18-2008, 05:49 PM
any chance the smaller boat is a ferry. With the big open top, it kinda looks that way. we have a small ferry/taxi that crosses the channel i use every 10 min. in the summer. he constantly takes advantage of his "ferry" right of way (rules over the standard right of way) to the point of almost hitting boats that are trying to dock. just a thought.

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12-18-2008, 06:04 PM
I'd imagine no one was actually piloting the larger craft. They just had it set on course towards where there are clearly no boat. Then the smaller one came into its pathway.

While the larger boat should have let the smaller one pass technically the smaller boat should be fearful operating around such larger vessels.