Undertoad Sunday Feb 5 09:24 AM
2/5/2006: Ice ship
Kitsune Sunday Feb 5 11:16 AM
Freezing salt water spray? I'd hate to be a deckhand on that ship. That's a bit chilly!
axlrosen Sunday Feb 5 11:44 AM
richlevy Sunday Feb 5 12:13 PM
If you notice that the entire keel is out of water and that the ship is sitting on dry ground/ice, then it appears the only visible thing in the picture keeping it from capsizing is the ropes to the dock. There must be some other support.
tulzscha Sunday Feb 5 12:22 PM
It's not out of the water, it just has a very odd (compared to normal ships) bow.
Cyclefrance Sunday Feb 5 02:13 PM
Was sent these by a shipping pal a few weeks ago - aboard the Coastguard vessel 'Sir William Alexander' taken a few weeks previous when on a search mission for missing fishing vessel 'El Loda Cash' - never found - the weight of the build-up of ice on fishing vessels changes the whole centre of gravity and they can then more easily capsize...
Cyclefrance Sunday Feb 5 02:14 PM
A few more
Cyclefrance Sunday Feb 5 02:15 PM
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zippyt Sunday Feb 5 05:10 PM
it looks like cake frosting !!!
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Feb 5 05:32 PM
Ice ship? That's not an ice ship. This is an Ice Ship.
Nice pics, CF. That's the stuff that killed the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Cyclefrance Sunday Feb 5 07:00 PM
See what you do Bruce? - start showing pictures of V1s and V2s from WW2 and you get me starting on about a cycle trip two years ago to north France around the St Omer region to visit the two V1 and V2 launching sites, Blockhaus (which was soundly bombed for 300 days with little effect as you will see from the pictures) and La Coupole which now houses one of the finest active museums on WW2.
fargon Sunday Feb 5 10:52 PM
Iceing is a very dangerous condition, ships have foundered from this. In 76-77 when stationed abord the CGC Confidence every time we went on a winter patrol in the Bering sea, we would ice up like this. It was all hands officers included to remove the Ice before the top hamper caused us to founder.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 6 12:00 AM
limey Monday Feb 6 05:09 PM
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 6 06:46 PM
Yeah, that looks like a pinko church in the background.
limey Tuesday Feb 7 02:15 PM