Accident between two vessels in suez canal 29/09/2014 in portsaid

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  1. Насколько я знаю, есть ограничения по массе и расстоянию между расходящимся кораблями . Иначе они притягиваются друг к другу независимо от изначального направления движения. Как магниты

  2. This is why checking your blind spot before merging into the other lane is important!
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    It is interesting that there is no final Investigation report that I can find on the internet concerning the event. Most posted (a few weeks/months) after the incident suggest that the MV Colombo Express suffered a failing in its hydraulic steering system. This failure, combined with the suction (banking) effect of the passing MV Maersk Tanjong (blue ship) caused the Colombo to be steered/pulled into the Tanjong.

    The Tanjong was travelling 14knots (fast for the Canal), while the Colombo was at 10knots. The shallow water would cause a suction effect as water flows into the "void" behind the ships—with the Tanjong travelling a few miles per hour faster, this suction (banking, I believe it is called) could have pulled the Colombo. If it was a steering failure, that same suction could have had a negative effect on the rudder, which could have contributed to the failure in the steering mechanics.

    This is speculation—as noted, I am having a hard time finding anything beyond preliminary accident reports, with no final report stating what the cause of the accident was.

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    The suction type event, by the way, almost caused a collision between the RMS Titanic and the SS City of New York, when the passing Titanic pulled the New York off her moorings while she (Titanic) was leaving port.

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