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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TomS View Post
Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more serious one.

The ship was 4 nm off course and was making a bee-line for the harbour until the rocks got in the way. Sounds like they had a problem with the voyage management system (the auto pilot).
My theory is that the problems started before they hit the rocks. The navigation system went out or was severely compromised and they had limited control of the vessel. Pure speculation on my part but it explains why they would put the ship where they did.

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