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Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Manic Mondays, US, Video | 1 comment

Manic Monday Videos: Container Ship Destroys Marina

Hopefully your boat wasn't tied up in this marina.

We all know large ships are restricted in their ability to maneuver, but how do you avoid one that backs into your marina dock? Watch what happened when the bulk carrier Cyprus Cement tries to turn near this Norwegian marina. It smashes into boat after boat as it reverses and then tries to move forwards, causing yet more damage.

Apparently Cyprus Cement encountered some sort of propulsion issue when she left port. Whatever the cause, the result is a real mess, as the huge ship ends up destroying most of the boats in Trondheim’s Levanger Marina.

Was it the tug that had a problem?  Was the ship’s rudder stuck? Maybe the captain should’ve watched our video explaining How to Dock a Powerboat.


Have a theory about what caused this, or even some inside scoop? Let us know what you think happened in the comments below.

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  1. It appears that the containersip captain got himself in a situation, and did not respond accordingly.
    The tug can be seen initially with thrust wake behind it ( he was backing the ship). The of the container ship did not have a rudder issue, ( seen by way of prop thrust on a right rudder). The container ship was thrusting the stern to port by way of right rudder (into the docks), then had engine in reverse (prop cavitation). He then realized his error and subsequently corrected with the correct response.
    The correct response should have been 1/2 to 3/4 power forward with hard left rudder ( the tug can respond by pulling the bow into the channel) until the
    stern is clear. The tug appeared to have given up assistance. After the ship lost controll, the tug gave up.