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Topic # 165690 17-Feb-2015 15:19
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Most probably heard already, The devo ferry got in bit of a punch up with the wharf and the wharf won.
Few hurt but nothing major.
Just a freshly refurbished ferry back to the dry dock.








 


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  Reply # 1240927 17-Feb-2015 15:38
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Lead item I guess on the news tonite..wink




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  Reply # 1240932 17-Feb-2015 15:42
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So that's not a good place to sit.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1240956 17-Feb-2015 15:58
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gzt: So that's not a good place to sit.


The pole across that seat sliced someones head open. Police cleaned blood but yeah. 




 


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  Reply # 1240960 17-Feb-2015 16:03
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"devo"?!





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  Reply # 1240966 17-Feb-2015 16:08
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That boat has just (within the last few months) got back from a major refit/repower. The news reports are saying this was a malfunction, rather than skipper error.

IMO, there are serious issues with Fullers Maintenance - I use Fullers ferries twice daily, and it is obvious they are suffering from underinvestment.

Their (overseas) owner seems to be taking money from the business and not plowing very much back in. They got one brand new boat late last year (which is very nice) and a new second (or third or fourth) hand boat, which is average. Their two big boats (Quickcat - going on 30 years old, and SuperFlyte - going on 20) desperately need replacing, they break down at least once a month (SuperFlyte seems more unreliable, but Quickcat was broken this morning I think). They now have competition on the Waiheke run, which is an unsubsidized run where they do not need to report their profits or costings - hopefully this causes their owner to cough up a bit.

I hope everyone injured in this accident recovers well. I also hope Fullers does something about their maintenance.

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  Reply # 1241013 17-Feb-2015 18:02
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Geektastic: "devo"?!

Yep they wear funny hats over there. ; )

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  Reply # 1241017 17-Feb-2015 18:08
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TimA too heavy?




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  Reply # 1241018 17-Feb-2015 18:08
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Geektastic: "devo"?!


Common name for Devonport, not the band who sung whip it.




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  Reply # 1241032 17-Feb-2015 18:27
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trig42: That boat has just (within the last few months) got back from a major refit/repower. The news reports are saying this was a malfunction, rather than skipper error.

IMO, there are serious issues with Fullers Maintenance - I use Fullers ferries twice daily, and it is obvious they are suffering from underinvestment.

Their (overseas) owner seems to be taking money from the business and not plowing very much back in. They got one brand new boat late last year (which is very nice) and a new second (or third or fourth) hand boat, which is average. Their two big boats (Quickcat - going on 30 years old, and SuperFlyte - going on 20) desperately need replacing, they break down at least once a month (SuperFlyte seems more unreliable, but Quickcat was broken this morning I think). They now have competition on the Waiheke run, which is an unsubsidized run where they do not need to report their profits or costings - hopefully this causes their owner to cough up a bit.

I hope everyone injured in this accident recovers well. I also hope Fullers does something about their maintenance.


I saw it maneuver itself back out and then dock where it normally does as you can see in the pictures. It definitely was able to move itself normally after the hit.
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Cycle Auckland shop assistant Leon Greenhalf saw the Kea collide with the wharf.

 

"I was busy with a customer, I saw the ferry swing a bit wide when it went in, I looked a bit closer and saw this massive hole top-side," Greenhalf said.

 

"I've just seen two people getting taken away on stretchers."

 

Greenhalf, who also worked in the marine industry, had heard the Kea recently got a new engine and steering system."

Thats my mate who i saw a little while after, He said the same thing about the boat being fine. The news actually twisted what he said and suggested he saw it happen.
When really from the bike shop you cant see where it hit.





 


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  Reply # 1241073 17-Feb-2015 19:30
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old3eyes: Lead item I guess on the news tonite..wink


Was it the lead? I missed the nooz.




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  Reply # 1241090 17-Feb-2015 20:17
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p = mv

when m is very large even small values of v mean a hell of a lot of p.

Container ships are another victim of that.

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  Reply # 1241102 17-Feb-2015 20:51
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gzt: So that's not a good place to sit.


So that's not a safety feature then?  Only it looks like the bar that keeps you in your seat on a fairground ride.  Definitely not something you want hitting you on the head. The things you can get with a Gold Card!

The thing that caught my attention, on the TV1 news, were reports of passengers saying the crew acted defensive and were not at all apologetic.  I can imagine embarrassment having that affect on a person, but at that stage, I'd have thought most of the crew would be as much in the dark about the cause as the passengers. 







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  Reply # 1241143 17-Feb-2015 21:28
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TimA: Most probably heard already...


I get my news from geekzone, so this is the first i'm hearing about it :)

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  Reply # 1241183 17-Feb-2015 23:20
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gzt:
Geektastic: "devo"?!

Yep they wear funny hats over there. ; )


Apparently you can shorten any word and add 'o' on the end, or 'ie"

Sounds like bollo**o to me...!





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  Reply # 1241212 18-Feb-2015 01:36
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Devie would sound Australian so nah don't think that's correct usage. ; )

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