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Friday, July 01, 2005

Ahoy There! Oops!

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A ferry lost power, and destroyed 15 or 20 boats as it crashed into a marina Thursday while trying to dock at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, BC. There were no injuries.


The Captain was close to making a good landing, that is, stopping at the wharf and tying up the ferry. The bay is aptly named, since “close” only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

The owners are looking for the Captain. And for some hand grenades.


  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    UPDATE: The Captain is being praised as a hero by some for turning away from the crowded, reinforced concrete dock when both engines failed. He avoided certain death for several or many people on the dock and on the ship, in return for no deaths and a couple of million dollars in busted boats.

    Why he was going fast enough to cause either disaster remains a good question. So as a former ship's Captain I reserve praising him or condemning him until we know some more.

    (No, it WASN'T the Pinafore.)


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