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    Hi Guys found this on the web looks to be bad


    German efficiency undermined as boat hits the rocks on 21st February 2007

    The Germans are usually known for their efficiency but when a 42-strong crew on minesweeper FGS Gromitz failed to notice they were fast approaching a jutting rock in Norwegian waters they were left a little red-faced.


    The crew were intent on spotting mines off the coast of western Norway - evidently at the expense of less explosive obstacles.







    Brian McGrath
    Private 3*
    Last edited by Brian McGrath; 23 February 2007, 20:23.

  • #2
    Ouch......
    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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    • #3
      And this is what it should look like in the water(sister ship)



      http://www.marine.de/01DB07000000000...99J4C562INFOEN

      The Nato Standing mine countermeasures force were involved in a massive ex in the area. Polish and British Vessels were also involved. They must have been giving it welly to get that far up the rock.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        what do you reckon the lads in the crows nest were doing

        water v land
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.

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        • #5
          Maybe they were taking a leaf out of the americans book.

          "Unidentified vessel! this is FGS Gromitz, alter your course at once!" Too bad there wasn't a vhf station there saying it was a rock.
          "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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          • #6
            Perhaps the Captain should now consider another career, this incident will not look good on his CV.

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            • #7
              Ouch that is very nasty, dont know much about ships but surely they should have seen that lump of rock.
              Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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              • #8
                Hanging from the mast are two signal balls.

                This usually means "not under command"

                Three black balls would mean "aground"


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  Hanging from the mast are two signal balls

                  would the owner of the balls

                  be the lad who was supposed to be on look out
                  Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                  The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                  The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                  Are full of passionate intensity.

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                  • #10
                    looking slightly healthier
                    front view
                    Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
                    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
                    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
                    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bosco View Post
                      Ouch that is very nasty, dont know much about ships but surely they should have seen that lump of rock.
                      Could have been a low-tide grounding but a high tide photograph?

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                      • #12
                        I tend to agree with Marius...but historically the Germans have had some bad experiences with ships in Norway..battle of Narvik comes to mind.lol
                        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                          I tend to agree with Marius...but historically the Germans have had some bad experiences with ships in Norway..battle of Narvik comes to mind.lol
                          Don't forget Drøbak sound. Poor old Blucher!
                          Meh.

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                          • #14
                            Visky, Herr Kapitan?

                            On ze rocks, bitte, Number Vun.

                            Jawohl, Herr Kapitan.

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                            • #15
                              Nice photos in Ships Monthly Brian, by the way.


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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