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Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Saturday night Queen Mary 2 diverts and rushes to the aid of a small craft that lost power and was taking on water off the coast of Maine. In cold and windy conditions Queen Mary 2 stays with vessel until 4am until Canadian Coast Guard Arrives. Happy Ending and Queen Mary 2 will arrive Halifax 6 hours late.

As Halifax was her second of 2 ports it appears The Commodore decided they could stay later and he can make up the time, which he's gotten quite good at lately.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...10/10/10/ns-queen-mary-rescue.html
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The 345-metre Queen Mary 2, which rises more than 60 metres above the waterline, was the closest ship to receive the rescue centre's general distress call and reached the pleasure craft at about 12:45 a.m. AT.
The boat eventually regained power and the Queen Mary 2 was not needed.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...een-mary-rescue.html#ixzz124b3Ugff

Kudos to Commodore Warner! He is The Man!!!
http://video.stv.tv/bc/news-091019-commodoreiv/

Go Queen Mary 2!!

  


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Imagine you´re in your little boat having trouble and suddenly the grandest ship in the world shows up close to you. Must have been an amzing moment for the skipper he´ll surely be telling his future grandchildren.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting na (Reply 1):
Imagine you´re in your little boat having trouble and suddenly the grandest ship in the world shows up close to you.

I caught that moment on video when the little children were taken near the Big QM2 for their sailing lesson on their little sailboats..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDttth7NqFs&feature=related

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Saturday night Queen Mary 2 diverts and rushes to the aid of a small craft that lost power and was taking on water off the coast of Maine. In cold and windy conditions Queen Mary 2 stays with vessel until 4am until Canadian Coast Guard Arrives. Happy Ending and Queen Mary 2 will arrive Halifax 6 hours late.

As Halifax was her second of 2 ports it appears The Commodore decided they could stay later and he can make up the time, which he's gotten quite good at lately.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...10/10/10/ns-queen-mary-rescue.html
...
The 345-metre Queen Mary 2, which rises more than 60 metres above the waterline, was the closest ship to receive the rescue centre's general distress call and reached the pleasure craft at about 12:45 a.m. AT.
The boat eventually regained power and the Queen Mary 2 was not needed.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...een-mary-rescue.html#ixzz124b3Ugff

Kudos to Commodore Warner! He is The Man!!!
http://video.stv.tv/bc/news-091019-commodoreiv/

Go Queen Mary 2!!

  

While yes, this is a great story, it is also maritime law...or at the very least best practices by far!

I have to agree, it would be spectacular sight to have the largest cruise ships in the world come to my aid if I were in distress though  



"There weren't a ton of gnats there where a ton of gnats and their families as well!"
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Quoting MarSciGuy (Reply 3):
it is also maritime law...or at the very least best practices by far!

With one like Commodore Warner you would expect that he would abide to maritime law!
40 years experience!

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):
I caught that moment on video when the little children were taken near the Big QM2 for their sailing lesson on their little sailboats..

Elefant and ants 
I remember when I saw QM2 first, on the first day she was together with QE2 in one port, in Southampton of cause. Must have been in 2003. Circling around QM2 in a small boat. Awesome.


User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
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The Commodre done what is required under international law, would you have posted this if it was a rusty old freighter? I think not.
Lets not make something out of what is a common occourence

mal787



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting mal787 (Reply 6):
Lets not make something out of what is a common occourence

So its a common occurrence for the QE2 to come to the rescue?


User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
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Quoting lhr380 (Reply 7):
So its a common occurrence for the QE2 to come to the rescue?

No its common for all types of vessels , cruise hsips, tankers etc to make these types of rescue. Just beacause it is QM2 does not in my book make it special



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