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Videos Show Disney Dream Coming Within Feet Of Another Ship
WFTV 9 Orlando ^ | January 27, 2011

Posted on 01/27/2011 8:15:54 AM PST by greatdefender

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Dream, came within feet of striking another ship in Port Canaveral last week. But, on Wednesday the cruise line insisted that there was never a safety concern.

A YouTube video captured by a passenger shows the the Dream drifting close to the Royal Caribbean ship the Monarch of the Seas just two days before the Dream was christened on January 17.

In the video, a Royal Caribbean worker is heard saying, “Close!” Witnesses said the dream came within feet of the Monarch.

At one point, a Royal Caribbean worker told the person shooting the video to put the camera away


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: collision; cruise; disney; port

1 posted on 01/27/2011 8:15:57 AM PST by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

No harm, no foul.


2 posted on 01/27/2011 8:20:31 AM PST by MeganC (If stupidity HURT we'd have a better country!)
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To: greatdefender

Goofy at the helm.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 8:21:02 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: greatdefender

Close!.. within a 1000 yards?.. 100 yards?.. 10 yards?.. 30 feet!.. 10 feet?... What!..


4 posted on 01/27/2011 8:21:18 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: greatdefender

Maybe they were playing pirates or something?


5 posted on 01/27/2011 8:23:42 AM PST by momtothree
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To: greatdefender

"RAMMING SPEED!"

6 posted on 01/27/2011 8:24:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: greatdefender

When 128,000 tons of ship bumps into 74,000 tons of ship it isn’t going to be fun. Even at very low speeds that is gonna leave a mark.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 8:24:10 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: greatdefender
At one point, a Royal Caribbean worker told the person shooting the video to put the camera away

Hah! I get video of two ships crashing, it's a payday! You want me to put it away, pay me 10 grand otherwise Go pee up a rope.

8 posted on 01/27/2011 8:24:52 AM PST by Malsua
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To: greatdefender
At one point, a Royal Caribbean worker told the person shooting the video to put the camera away

To which my reply would be to inform that man that he should go forth and multiply.

I reservet he right to document, in any means that is available, a case where I fear for my personal safety. If my video record helps establish the cause of the accident, or close call - that record NEEDS to be preserved.

9 posted on 01/27/2011 8:25:44 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: momtothree
Maybe they were playing pirates or something?

If the pirates were from Pittsburgh, they probably won.

10 posted on 01/27/2011 8:25:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: greatdefender
Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Dream, came within feet of striking another ship

Feet is plural for Foot. Just how many feet are we talking about here? 1500?

11 posted on 01/27/2011 8:26:27 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: hosepipe
Close!.. within a 1000 yards?.. 100 yards?.. 10 yards?.. 30 feet!.. 10 feet?... What!..

I would also like to know. With asteroids, something like 250,000 miles is considered "close".

12 posted on 01/27/2011 8:26:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("Borrowing a trillion is compassionate, cutting a billion is heartless." -- VDH)
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To: greatdefender

Saw a tour of the ship yesterday. Looks great for a family cruise.


13 posted on 01/27/2011 8:27:14 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: greatdefender; Constitution Day

YARRRRRRRRRRRR DISNEY WAS PLANNIN' T'BOARD HER! YAAAARRRRRR

14 posted on 01/27/2011 8:27:28 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Saw a tour of the ship yesterday. Looks great for a family cruise.

The problem is you end up having to stand in line half the time.

15 posted on 01/27/2011 8:28:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: greatdefender

I dunno...maybe the angle made it look closer than it really was. Sure it could happen, but I doubt the capt would be negligent in noticing the RC boat.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 8:28:59 AM PST by HonkyTonkMan
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To: greatdefender
Close only counts in shuffleboard.

Leni

17 posted on 01/27/2011 8:30:42 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: martin_fierro

Video of the boarding available at:

www.PiratesoftheCarribeanCruiseLines.arrrgggghhh


18 posted on 01/27/2011 8:31:02 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: greatdefender

19 posted on 01/27/2011 8:32:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: greatdefender
Disney World has Gay Days in theme park, perhaps the pilot was “busy” participating in a Gay Days Cruise.
20 posted on 01/27/2011 8:32:30 AM PST by TYVets
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To: greatdefender

Two scum companies. RC is Obama’s pals the Pritzker’s. Disney is an Obama and Prince Al Waleed company.


21 posted on 01/27/2011 8:32:45 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Frantzie
Been in that port many times and it is one of the safest.
Port Pilot screw up somewhere.
22 posted on 01/27/2011 8:36:22 AM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: greatdefender

The skipper must’ve been too busy during the ship’s “Gay Day” activities to keep track of the route.


23 posted on 01/27/2011 8:38:30 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: JoeProBono

What is the Deductible for that kind of a fender bender..


24 posted on 01/27/2011 8:39:49 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: TYVets
Disney World has Gay Days in theme park, perhaps the pilot was “busy” participating in a Gay Days Cruise

Ya beat me to it.

25 posted on 01/27/2011 8:40:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: JoeProBono

Floating mall and a casino. Nice marvel of engineering but who wants to spend time with 4,000 other people and give your money to friends of Obama.


26 posted on 01/27/2011 8:42:03 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: greatdefender

Not news... and not even that close. It’s a port. This is normal.


27 posted on 01/27/2011 8:42:19 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: greatdefender

Didn’t look that dangerous to me.
Doesn’t the physics of the displacement of water with these big cruise ships tend to aid in keeping them away from each other when they get too close? Not a scientist, but did well in JR. HIgh. Almost a 3 pt.


28 posted on 01/27/2011 9:12:35 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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Doesn’t the physics of the displacement of water with these big cruise ships tend to aid in keeping them away from each other when they get too close?

I've heard that naval vessels, transferring fuel, have to be piloted very carefully, because hydrodynamic effects tend to "suck" them together. I don't know if this is really true. Any experts here?

29 posted on 01/27/2011 9:34:37 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: greatdefender

A miss is good as a mile.


30 posted on 01/27/2011 1:18:21 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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