Sandbanks ferry running again - two days after chain snapped as Barfluer passed

Sandbanks ferry running again - two days after chain snapped at same time Barfluer passed

Sandbanks ferry running again - two days after chain snapped at same time Barfluer passed

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THE Sandbanks Ferry is operating normally again this morning, two days after one of its guiding chains snapped.

Wednesday morning’s incident happened as Brittany Ferries’ cross-channel Barfleur vessel passed by the chain ferry into Poole Harbour at low tide.

However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is investigating.

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1:05pm Fri 18 Jul 14

born2bongo says...

And what did your spell-checker say when you typed Barfluer?
And what did your spell-checker say when you typed Barfluer? born2bongo
  • Score: 6

1:15pm Fri 18 Jul 14

nobull says...

James Durkin. You are priceless . Hope your work experience goes well.
James Durkin. You are priceless . Hope your work experience goes well. nobull
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Fri 18 Jul 14

retry69 says...

nobull wrote:
James Durkin. You are priceless . Hope your work experience goes well.
Did he fix the chain then ?
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: James Durkin. You are priceless . Hope your work experience goes well.[/p][/quote]Did he fix the chain then ? retry69
  • Score: 4

2:49pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

.However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull

.....

Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.
.However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull ..... Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 12

3:22pm Fri 18 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull.


Ahh well....bang goes the compo claim.
However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull. Ahh well....bang goes the compo claim. BIGTONE
  • Score: 9

5:18pm Fri 18 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

Lets bulid a Twin Sales bridge ,and get fid of that old ferry,
OOPs.Sorry.O I dont know thoe.
Lets bulid a Twin Sales bridge ,and get fid of that old ferry, OOPs.Sorry.O I dont know thoe. cromwell9
  • Score: 2

7:42pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Peroni says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
.However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull

.....

Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.
Have you seen the size of that chain lol
Iam amazed that's it's ever snapped ,it's massive !
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: .However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull ..... Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.[/p][/quote]Have you seen the size of that chain lol Iam amazed that's it's ever snapped ,it's massive ! Peroni
  • Score: 3

8:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Peroni wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
.However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull

.....

Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.
Have you seen the size of that chain lol
Iam amazed that's it's ever snapped ,it's massive !
It is large as chains go, i'll grant you that.

Have you any recommendations as to where I may be able to get my bicycle chain fixed. 43 years just leant against the Pigeon loft seems rather a long time, according to my Pigeon Loft manageress, Ko Kwum Sook.
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: .However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull ..... Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.[/p][/quote]Have you seen the size of that chain lol Iam amazed that's it's ever snapped ,it's massive ![/p][/quote]It is large as chains go, i'll grant you that. Have you any recommendations as to where I may be able to get my bicycle chain fixed. 43 years just leant against the Pigeon loft seems rather a long time, according to my Pigeon Loft manageress, Ko Kwum Sook. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

7:35am Sat 19 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
.However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull

.....

Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.
Is the missing link still to be found.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: .However, a subsequent investigation by divers found no sign of any collision on the 20,000 tonne Barfleur’s hull ..... Perhaps it just snapped on its own. The same think happened to my bicycle chain in 1970. It remains a mystery to this day.[/p][/quote]Is the missing link still to be found. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

charlotteerika says...

Don't always believe what you read or hear!

"No sign of collision"! Ie that what Brittany Ferries wants everyone to think for their Insurance Liability. My dad was on the ferry at the time of the collision and he said it was the scariest thing he has ever experienced because the ferry swayed like a 'rollacoaster' due to the impact the chain ferry had when the passenger ferry hit and broke it's chain!
Don't always believe what you read or hear! "No sign of collision"! Ie that what Brittany Ferries wants everyone to think for their Insurance Liability. My dad was on the ferry at the time of the collision and he said it was the scariest thing he has ever experienced because the ferry swayed like a 'rollacoaster' due to the impact the chain ferry had when the passenger ferry hit and broke it's chain! charlotteerika
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

They'll just need to upgrade to a chain like this..


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They'll just need to upgrade to a chain like this.. http://upload.wikime dia.org/wikipedia/co mmons/4/43/IKBrunelC hains.jpg Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

7:53am Sun 20 Jul 14

skydriver says...

charlotteerika wrote:
Don't always believe what you read or hear!

"No sign of collision"! Ie that what Brittany Ferries wants everyone to think for their Insurance Liability. My dad was on the ferry at the time of the collision and he said it was the scariest thing he has ever experienced because the ferry swayed like a 'rollacoaster' due to the impact the chain ferry had when the passenger ferry hit and broke it's chain!
So your an armchair expert, for sure the chain ferry stayed when the ferry passed it's 20,000 tons. What a load of rubbish folk write in these comments .
[quote][p][bold]charlotteerika[/bold] wrote: Don't always believe what you read or hear! "No sign of collision"! Ie that what Brittany Ferries wants everyone to think for their Insurance Liability. My dad was on the ferry at the time of the collision and he said it was the scariest thing he has ever experienced because the ferry swayed like a 'rollacoaster' due to the impact the chain ferry had when the passenger ferry hit and broke it's chain![/p][/quote]So your an armchair expert, for sure the chain ferry stayed when the ferry passed it's 20,000 tons. What a load of rubbish folk write in these comments . skydriver
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Thu 24 Jul 14

charlotteerika says...

Dear skydriver,

One could say the same for you with your comments!

My father has worked on the ferry 20 plus years, he has been an engineer and now is a captain-yes he is an 'armchair expert'!

He was on the ferry when the collision happened, oh that's right he only 'armchair expert'!

I have also worked on the ferry between 1997 and 2001 so yes I am an 'armchair expert' also as you state!

Maybe find out the facts first before considering yourself to be the fountain of all knowledge and being a down right nasty piece of work. Respect to all, learn that for next time.

By the way skydriver,what's your qualification to being the 'expert'?
Dear skydriver, One could say the same for you with your comments! My father has worked on the ferry 20 plus years, he has been an engineer and now is a captain-yes he is an 'armchair expert'! He was on the ferry when the collision happened, oh that's right he only 'armchair expert'! I have also worked on the ferry between 1997 and 2001 so yes I am an 'armchair expert' also as you state! Maybe find out the facts first before considering yourself to be the fountain of all knowledge and being a down right nasty piece of work. Respect to all, learn that for next time. By the way skydriver,what's your qualification to being the 'expert'? charlotteerika
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

charlotteerika says...

Oh and by the way I have insider knowledge that Poole Harbour Commissions has it all recorded that the Barfleur was going too fast through the Harbour Entrance due to the especially high tides as everything is recorded on AIS tracking systems nowadays. Barfleur are supposed to slow down when the high tides appear but they did not this night causing them to break the chains.

This is all 'armchair expert' stuff!
Oh and by the way I have insider knowledge that Poole Harbour Commissions has it all recorded that the Barfleur was going too fast through the Harbour Entrance due to the especially high tides as everything is recorded on AIS tracking systems nowadays. Barfleur are supposed to slow down when the high tides appear but they did not this night causing them to break the chains. This is all 'armchair expert' stuff! charlotteerika
  • Score: 0

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