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Old July 10 2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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Re: Inevitable future spectacular catastrophe in the making seen here.

publiusr wrote: View Post

Then too, folks who only want their spouses insurance policies have probably already thought of that. It takes a lot to turn a liner:
http://thenauticalsite.com/NauticalN...TurnCircle.htm
Modern cruise ships have asipods and thrusters that give them the ability to turn in place if needed. If you ever visit Miami, go to the harbor one morning (very early) and watch the cruise ships arrive. They have to stop and do a 180 before they can pull up to the dock. And forget that tugboat stuff. Tugboats haven't been used for normal operations for 20 years.
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