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Cruise ship vs littoral navy ship, 1:0 #5393791 04/04/20 06:19 PM
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Involved vessels::

GC-23 Naiguat
á, a 272 ft, 1,720 t littoral patrol boat of the Venezuelan navy, built by Navantia in Spain in 2008. This was one of three ships of the same class. A fourth, the Comandante Eterno Hugo Chávez was cancelled.

RCGS Resolute, a 409 ft, 8,445 t five-star ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship, built by Rauma in Finland in 1990. Currently owned by Hapag-Lloyd.

The navy ship, after first firing upon the cruise ship, rammed the cruise ship and promptly sank. Venezuela lost one third of its Guaicamacuto class patrol ship fleet. The German-owned cruise ship suffered a small scratch.

More about the incident on March 30th:
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...g-a-cruise-liner-with-an-reinforced-hull

Re: Cruise ship vs littoral navy ship, 1:0 [Re: vavavroom] #5393798 04/04/20 06:27 PM
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Am I allowed to ram a Brinks truck with my Soul+ during the lock down?

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Re: Cruise ship vs littoral navy ship, 1:0 [Re: vavavroom] #5393826 04/04/20 06:48 PM
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Now I've never been in the navy or worked on a cruise ship, but the article said that the cruise ship stayed in the vicinity until it was clear that its help was not needed to rescue survivors from the naval vessel that rammed it. Man if I was the captain of that cruise ship, I'm not sure I would have stuck around. If I felt magnanimous I might have fired up a flare on their behalf....

Although I suppose that's SOP in international waters....

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Re: Cruise ship vs littoral navy ship, 1:0 [Re: vavavroom] #5393832 04/04/20 06:50 PM
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First reply shows where this was going, locked

Re: Cruise ship vs littoral navy ship, 1:0 [Re: vavavroom] #5393833 04/04/20 06:50 PM
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Key word, “Ice Strengthened”

Cruise ship had a reinforced bow to break the ice.....


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