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Easter Egg or Maritime Disaster?!

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Hi,

There was I flying out from Juneau Harbour in one of the MILVIZ DHC-2 Beavers when I spotted a strange white patch on a distant island. As I drew closer this alarming scene unfolded:

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So, I closed down the sim and reloaded afresh, took off and flew a different approach. Again, the Captain of this same cruise ship seemed intent on another Kamikazi mission:

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I landed to take a closer look:

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Like the Concordia this could be another challenging salvage job unless, of course, the hull survived unbreached.

Deary me, I would like to be a fly on the wall at this inquest?

Mike

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Heh, yeah the ships can do some peculiar things sometimes. Not that long ago, I came across on that seemed a bit specialhttps://streamable.com/yan1u

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Well, would you believe it, looks like this actually happened to a paddle wheel vessel in 2007:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18654864/ns/travel-news/t/cruise-ship-runs-aground-band-plays/

....and, if you read the article, this wasn't the first time it had been involved in a misadventure, including running aground!

Coincidence? Or perhaps there's more to this simming lark than we are being told..LOL!

Mike


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31 minutes ago, Sethos1988 said:

Heh, yeah the ships can do some peculiar things sometimes. Not that long ago, I came across on that seemed a bit specialhttps://streamable.com/yan1u

Hi Michael,

Never mind the ship, which in itself was executing a very strange manoeuvre, did you see that lightning bolt hit the sea?! Amazing stuff!

Regards,

Mike 😀


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You haven't seen the Exxon Valdez cruising around, have you? :biggrin:

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