Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

VIDEO: Shocking moment fishing trawler collides with Koh Chang ferry

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, GordonP said:

International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. Both are motor vessels, fishing boat is give way vessel. 

There is a reason why vessels at sea carry a red light to port and a green light to starboard. Red means stop, Green means go. So the fishing vessel would see a green light and the ferry would see a red light. Now then, which regulations are you reading ????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trawler is at fault he hit the ferry’s port side you are the stand on vessel to vessels approaching your port side to me looks like the trawler was on auto pilot lucky very lucky indeed glad no one was killed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Seismic said:

There is a reason why vessels at sea carry a red light to port and a green light to starboard. Red means stop, Green means go. So the fishing vessel would see a green light and the ferry would see a red light. Now then, which regulations are you reading ????

This incident happened in the daytime??? Rules I read are under the IALA code. 

International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)

 

The International Rules for Prevention of Accident at sea comes under that code..

Edited by Thaifish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Tug said:

Trawler is at fault he hit the ferry’s port side you are the stand on vessel to vessels approaching your port side to me looks like the trawler was on auto pilot lucky very lucky indeed glad no one was killed

Read my post #74... It is not a trawler... It is a power driven vessel... I do not know location of incident or what day shapes the passenger vessel was showing at the time but it "appears" to me that the passenger vessel is more at fault. The passenger vessel is the give way vessel.. The fishing vessel "not engaged in fishing" is the stand on vessel and has right of way being on the Starboard side.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't the more  maneuverable craft is supposed to give way?  Maybe trawler navigator and helmsman, and I use those terms loosely,  thought or judged they could make it clear without making any speed or direction changes?   Gosh just cut back on the throttle a little bit and no measurable time would have been lost.  Instead now, they came to a stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Tug said:

Trawler is at fault he hit the ferry’s port side you are the stand on vessel to vessels approaching your port side to me looks like the trawler was on auto pilot lucky very lucky indeed glad no one was killed

I agree with the autopilot (probably a stick and a piece of rope), but port side or not, the more maneuverable vessel is supposed to give way.  So either way the fishing boat should be at fault.  But not much will happen in this case.  Might be some paint scratches on one or both of the hulls.  What's the going rate for that?  I have heard 30,000 baht for jet ski hull scrapes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, gk10002000 said:

the more maneuverable vessel is supposed to give way.

Yep them's the new rules... Everyone just throw out all the other rules from IMO Solas ISGOT IALA Marine Orders and everyone can drive their boat safely now.   

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel sorry for both Vessels.. A life at sea is hard enough without an incident.... Unless you wear their shoes you do not understand what their world is.. If your occupation is or was a fellow sailor then I am sure you will grasp it.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"One foreign passenger among the tourists who witnessed the incident can be heard to swear".    Oh them terrible foreigners again........  nevermind the pratt not at the helm on the fishing boat endangering the lives on both vessels..........  Quick let's set up a panel full of generals to investigate the foul language used by the foreigner.......   And these lot fly planes as well............   La la land......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

think the ferry captain needs glasses !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ferry is a big boat !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Thaifish said:

Read my post #74... It is not a trawler... It is a power driven vessel... I do not know location of incident or what day shapes the passenger vessel was showing at the time but it "appears" to me that the passenger vessel is more at fault. The passenger vessel is the give way vessel.. The fishing vessel "not engaged in fishing" is the stand on vessel and has right of way being on the Starboard side.

 

Wrong but just be happy no one was killed 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Thaifish said:

Read my post #74... It is not a trawler... It is a power driven vessel... I do not know location of incident or what day shapes the passenger vessel was showing at the time but it "appears" to me that the passenger vessel is more at fault. The passenger vessel is the give way vessel.. The fishing vessel "not engaged in fishing" is the stand on vessel and has right of way being on the Starboard side.

 

Looking at the relative speeds and maneuvering abilities of the 2 vessels in the video, the ferry had absolutely no way to get out of the path of the fishing boat.  The fishing boat may have been on the right, but there was nothing the ferry captain could have done to avoid the collision.  

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nautical terms.....When two lights you see in front, full ahead and ram the c#@t.

Green to green or red to red perfect safety go ahead.

This guy wasn’t paying any kind of attention to the last minute and turned to port to avert more damage. It certainly wasn’t his right of way, if he even understands the term. Probably an ex US navy skipper based on their recent track record. 555

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...