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    ...according to the MoD

    BBC News - HMS Ocean squeezes through Thames Barrier

    Does Comic Ali work as an MoD as spokesman now?

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    They very nearly punted that into the side.

    You can see the tug at the stern smoking to try and get it back on.

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    Having said that I have been in the unfortunate position of having to take a few big boats through the Crinan Canal and it truly is a horrible task.
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    not bad considering it was pushing two little boats and towing another. The captain should have no problem getting a job on an Italian cruise ship when his service is up





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    He was overtaking a cyclist on the left side - apart from that it would have been fine.

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    I just hope those SAMs are more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    I just hope those SAMs are more accurate.
    The Rapier didn't exactly cover itself in glory during the Falklands War.

    Poor range, no proximity fuse and problems with it's IFF system.

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    Presumably the tug boat at the back bellowing black smoke is rigidly connected to the ramming vessel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Presumably the tug boat at the back bellowing black smoke is rigidly connected to the ramming vessel?
    I am sure the rope was pretty ridgid when the skipper was screaming "PORT, PORT, PORT"

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