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Title: Pride of Calais; Grand exit
Post by: Kelvin Davies on February 01, 2014, 05:51:24 am
I don't know if any of you have seen this but a video has emerged of the Pride of Calais making a dramatic arrival at the breakers yard in Turkey:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25993771
Nice!
Kelvin


Title: Re: Pride of Calais; Grand exit
Post by: manzanares on February 01, 2014, 10:59:31 am
I don't know if any of you have seen this but a video has emerged of the Pride of Calais making a dramatic arrival at the breakers yard in Turkey:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25993771
Nice!
Kelvin
That was her second go, on the first attempt the local pilot reduced the pitch on the centre engine which had the effect of the ship losing steerage, and she ended up in the wrong position  ::)my mate who was on the wheel took some stick !!


Title: Re: Pride of Calais; Grand exit
Post by: Fred Vloo on February 01, 2014, 05:07:21 pm

Ostend Spirit,

Here a HD version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYltdonj2iE  and another version made from the bridge: first attempt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKeZTycClLc
second attempt: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=55d_1384816686

In the end of the second attempt, you can see the cameraman who made the first video on the crawler track of the dragline walking away when he sees the water coming his way :-)

Cheers Fred