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March 9, 2014 6:49 PM   Subscribe

So, your boat - the MS Pride of Calais or Ostend Spirit - is off to be scrapped. How do you park it at the scrap yard; delicately and gently? Maybe not.
posted by Wordshore (34 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Alternative FPP title: That'll buff out.
posted by Wordshore at 6:56 PM on March 9 [3 favorites]


That was a lot of fun to watch. Thank you.
posted by Jernau at 6:57 PM on March 9


I'd like to buy a beer for whoever it was at the helm. That was magnificent.
posted by CincyBlues at 7:06 PM on March 9


First Officer: That's never going to fit.
Captain: Sure it will.

I sailed on this boat on a school trip to Belgium, brings back a few memories.
posted by arcticseal at 7:06 PM on March 9 [4 favorites]


Ha! liberation from the cycle of rebirth - On 13th November she was beached at Aliaga, her A. I. S. transponder indicating her destination as "Nirvana".
posted by unliteral at 7:10 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]


Double of this post's "bonus content".
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:24 PM on March 9


Double of this post's "bonus content".

Dammit! Did search MetaFilter on both names of the ship before posting.
posted by Wordshore at 7:27 PM on March 9


Remember the City of Columbus!
posted by vrakatar at 7:30 PM on March 9


When they pull into port, they really pull in to port.
posted by jiawen at 7:33 PM on March 9 [3 favorites]


What is the burning crap in the foreground that the ship runs over?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:39 PM on March 9


What is the burning crap in the foreground that the ship runs over?

On watching a few similar videos, they all have this. Appears to be some positioned small fire with flame and smoke that the captain of the ship aims for.

Missed opportunity: an FPP of lots of videos of ships being beached for scrap.
posted by Wordshore at 7:45 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]


Just showed this to my wife. She said, "you could get a job doing that."
posted by valkane at 7:52 PM on March 9 [15 favorites]


Definitely the world's most satisfying job.
posted by ob1quixote at 7:59 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]


At least they put that fire out.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:16 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]


Today is the day that I learned the Turkish word for tsunami, which appears to be, more or less, "tsunami".
posted by maryr at 8:35 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]


In the last 30 seconds or so, I kept waiting for someone to drop the anchor. You know, to hold it in place.
posted by indubitable at 8:47 PM on March 9


Now you're John Hammond.
posted by scalefree at 8:58 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]


In the last 30 seconds or so, I kept waiting for someone to drop the anchor. You know, to hold it in place.

If you look at the smoke pouring out of the exhaust/smokestack, it appears they're doing what they do with passenger ferries in my area, which is simply keep the engine cranked up a good portion of the way to just push the ship into the dock... or in this case the beach.

The other boats were chained down, so it seems like they maybe just run the engines until it's tied down? doesn't seem all that stupid.
posted by emptythought at 9:05 PM on March 9


If they're wrecking it, they don't want it to be lifted by tides or storms, so they need to get it solidly on the beach. That seems to have been the most straightforward way of doing so.
posted by sweet mister at 9:07 PM on March 9


That type of ship is known as a beach destroyer.
posted by three blind mice at 9:40 PM on March 9


I realize how tired the phrase is at this point, but surely...this is exactly the sort of behavior that originally inspired someone to coin "LIKE A BOSS." ^_^
posted by trackofalljades at 12:02 AM on March 10


Oh neat, I didn't know YouTube started supporting direct video streaming from actual nightmares I have had. Cool bit of technology!
posted by jake at 1:24 AM on March 10 [2 favorites]


You'd think they could maybe sell the footage to film makers for use as special effects.
posted by lollusc at 1:37 AM on March 10


It was Earl's turn to scrape off the barnacles.
posted by dirigibleman at 2:16 AM on March 10 [3 favorites]


That looks like fun. I'm suprised at the maneuverability.

I hate to be that guy but Gah, fuck, that is the first step in Shipbreaking - which is exported to really poor countries where there is no protection for the laborer and zero for the environment.
posted by vapidave at 2:28 AM on March 10 [3 favorites]


Needs to be intercut with footage of starship Enterprise crew at the bridge
posted by ardgedee at 3:36 AM on March 10 [4 favorites]


Needs to be intercut with footage of starship Enterprise crew at the bridge

Enterprise? Defiant, surely...
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:52 AM on March 10


oddly, it was the lack of being able to execute a three-point turn that made the captain not get his license.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:35 AM on March 10 [1 favorite]


Whenever I go somewhere with my oldest brother driving, he always heads straight for the front door and looks for a spot there. He calls it "Doris Day parking," and it still surprises me how often it works.

My oldest brother needs to see this video.
posted by wenestvedt at 10:26 AM on March 10


This is staggering to watch.

Mark Knopfler had a song about the beaching yards on his album Get Lucky: So Far From the Clyde.
posted by helpthebear at 10:34 AM on March 10


Uh, I gotta go. My ship just came in.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 12:47 PM on March 10


I hate to be that guy but Gah, fuck, that is the first step in Shipbreaking - which is exported to really poor countries where there is no protection for the laborer and zero for the environment.

This is in Turkey, which isn't a really poor country and has rather better labour and environmental protections than Bangladesh or India (where a lot of shipbreaking is done).
posted by atrazine at 1:25 PM on March 10


Needs more "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
posted by chrominance at 4:25 PM on March 10


Missing tag: LEEEROOOOY JENNNNKINNNSSSSS
posted by a halcyon day at 8:49 PM on March 10


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