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Offline Matt Ruscher

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Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:14:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,
Just curious if anyone has a recent pic of the vessel or even a full view shot of the ship involved? At the bottom of the article there is a link to the chilling radio conversation between the pilot and the US Coast Guard.
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SS_Summit_Venture
Here is her equasis info:
IMO number :   7518915
Name of ship :   KS HARMONY
Call Sign :   3FXS6
Gross tonnage :   20444
Type of ship :   Bulk Carrier
Year of build :   1976
Flag :   Panama
Status of ship :In Service
Last update :   2006-11-20
Here is a link to the story and an incredible picture:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Skyway_Bridge
I have checked the web numerous times and have not been able to find a photograph of her except for wreckage shots. Thank you very much for any help,
Best Regards,
Matt
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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 05:34:04 PM »
That radio passage was somewhat chilling.
The way the topic was set, i thought it was a recent event!

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 09:56:10 PM »
I am speechless

that radio message on the bottom of the wikipedia page is............unreal.............


Cawky


ps i dont have a recent pic, but I think I will have nightmares tonight !!!!!!!!! :-D  :-D  :-D

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 10:22:54 PM »
Yeah sorry i can't help but that message is totally scary.
Shame he got MS soon after that crash. That coastguard sounded quite young!!

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 01:59:38 PM »
Hi Matt
here you can see the ship. taken some months before that horrible accident.
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=514904&cid=5
regards, Markus

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 02:57:53 PM »
Listen this it is unbelievabable

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
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Offline Matt Ruscher

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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 04:03:45 PM »
Thank you Marcus, this is the only clear full shot view I have seen.
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Re: Bulker Crashed Into Tampa Bay Sky Bridge, Killing 35
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2007, 05:42:53 AM »
Here is the radio conversation with a video slideshow and written transcript of the mayday call. Also an interesting drawing showing just how it happened.

http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/may-9-1980-tampa-skyway-bridge-disaster/
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