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Old 09-09-2011, 07:04 AM
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Default Sapphire Princess Swamps Small Boat
Oops! Wake from the Sapphire swamps a small boat in Alaska: Wake from Princess Cruises ship swamps small boat in Alaska - USATODAY.com
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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Somebody wasn't watching the rear-view mirrors.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:25 PM
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I saw that too and thought it was a strange thing to happen. They need one of those rear view cams that the new cars have.

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Old 09-10-2011, 03:24 PM
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In all fairness, it was probably the only choice they had; it was either increase power or slam into the pier. The original Island Princess was slammed into the pier in Skagway while trying to dock in high winds and tore a hole in the side that affected several cabins.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:01 AM
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I'm surprised that a dock would be positioned like that in a space where a cruise ship ties up, and I'm also surprised that a small boat like that would be allowed to dock there.
those little scrawny pilings must be pulled up every week.

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:58 AM
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So true; it's not like this is the first time it was ever windy there.
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