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Offline tomahawk6

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Indian Navy Ship Betwa Flips OVer in Dry Dock
« on: December 06, 2016, 09:02:06 »
You know you are having a bad day when your expensive warship flips over in dry dock. :o

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ins-betwa-guided-missile-frigate-tips-over-during-undocking-at-mumbai-dockyard-navy-1634186

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Re: Indian Navy Ship Betwa Flips OVer in Dry Dock
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 10:21:15 »
Nasty accident, RIP to the sailors.

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Re: Indian Navy Ship Betwa Flips OVer in Dry Dock
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 10:32:40 »
RIP, Seamen.

Most people don't realize that docking/undocking a ship is one of the most dangerous moment in the life of  ships. As water flows in or out, the actual balance of the ship constantly varies and must be counteracted with application of counter forces throughout. It only takes small slip or snag for a catastrophe to occur.