Saturday, November 19, 2011

Caption Contest!

OK - look at the wake .... and tell me what the bridge transcript would read....



Get the details over at gCaptain.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome ship handling! I think the bridge crew will need a relief for skivvie change...

Outlaw Mike said...

The wake suggests the propellers are mounted on an extension that can actually be rotated. In this case that extension would have rotated starboard so that the tanker's stern could get out of the way just in time with the bow staying about in the same place. Is this possible? I'm an absolute layman in naval terms.

Anonymous said...

Of course you cannot tell much from the limited scope of the photo....but why is the tanker in question travelling 90 degrees to the direction of travel of the other 3 tankers?

Is someone playing "Frogger"??!!?

steveeas said...

"Bridge, Combat, Skunk Foxtrot past CPA & opening".

Dave said...

The other three tankers are at anchor.

Had one cut across my bow at about 100 yards in a fog so thick you couldn't see 10 feet in the same harbor..  I was underway entering the anchorage.  Never saw him visually but we heard him.

Yup, changed skivvies.

 Dave

Outlaw Mike said...

Uh, well, maybe I was a bit too modest re my being a naval layman. I did cross the Semois river a couple of weeks back. In the pic below you see the stern of my vessel, the Graf Spee II. (or is it the bow?)

Byron said...

"Shit, I'm going to be Number 23 this year, dammit!"

Actually, if you go to the gCaptain link, you'll see that the ship actually steered a Z shaped course from the time the intruding vessel was found until (by the skin of their teeth" they slipped by each other. And I seriously doubt if the large tanker had a Z drive...

Tom Goering said...

<span>Hey Skipper, if you thought that was cool, watch me get this sucker up on a plane, hold on!</span>

Former 3364 said...

"Nice job advoiding that collision Captian, however, we to discuss your diversity record."

Andy said...

"There, that ought to do it.  What do you think, Skipper? Skipper?"

Grandpa Bluewater said...

Looks like a conventional single screw, single rudder to me, and a very nice piece of emergency shiphandling while in extremis. "A close run thing" indeed.  G-captain has all the best photos.

The Usual Suspect said...

ARCO Capt. Dave from Maine?

DeltaBravo said...

Old Yellowstain blinked.  Another near miss.  Out of dye markers.

ewok40k said...

gotta shake that 650mm wake homer from my tail...

Grandpa Bluewater said...

Caption Entry:

"Oh Hi, Captain...I was just about to call you..."

James said...

It was then Jerry realised today was a bad day to quit drinking...

Vigilis said...

No harm, no caning.

Wonderduck said...

"Yeoman, bring me my brown pants."

Or...

"PEE IS COMING OUT!"

UltimaRatioRegis said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 

SWO said...

Captain to the bridge, please!!

MR T's Haircut said...

One more reason why Texting and Boating is bad...

Captain: "OMG!  Wut U doin BFF?"
OOD: "For Reals Drivin this TugBoat Gilligan"
Captain: "OMG, BFF, you almost had to go to Earl Shives to repaint the Boat"
OOD: "Easy Ahab, I got this fo sho, I saw this on Punk'd"
Captain: "lol, you so good... um you hit the bouy"
OOD: "don't me hata playa!  TTYL 

AOD said...

"And that, MIDN, is how you execute a twist under extreme durress.  No if anyone needs me, I'll be in Ship's Laundry."

DeltaBravo said...

Win!

LT B said...

Too Close for a MoBoard!

sid said...

Alll about "Seaman's Eye"...

Which definitely wasn't happening ont he bridge of the red hulled boat!

Smaller scale...but the propspects of money spent on damage are much more personal...

So I do my best to not be a part of this menagerie...

Cupojoe said...

COSR:  "Captain"
Bridge:  Bark! Bark!
COSR:  Be right up.

LBG said...

When I say "shoot her stern, it is so you can fall in behind, not ram her behind!"