MadameConcorde
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Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:50 pm

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!!

  
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na
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:01 pm

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.
 
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:27 pm

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

     
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:19 pm

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  
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:40 pm

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!

  
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:37 pm

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.
 
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:18 pm

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

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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:35 pm

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?
(The views on this site are my own and no one elses)
 
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RE: Queen Mary 2 To The Rescue!

Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:30 pm

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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