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    It didn't appear to me that there were many if any passengers top side, I don't see many folks scrambling to get off that thing, just trucks and a few people.

    That tub was doomed every time it left the dock for the past thirty seven point two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desbromilow View Post
    we all know screaming like idiots help others make quick sensible decision.
    We've seen it work in elections......
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    Quote Originally Posted by thevillageinn View Post
    That was painful to watch. Makes me wonder what it looked like as it left after being loaded. Having watched a number of videos from railroad crossings in south East Asian countries I’m guessing the unloading “process” is much the same...aka. total free for all. Not at all like the loading and unloading process of ferries stateside.
    When it left, port side looked newly rinsed off?
    More correctly in THAT water, an even coat of silt.

    Ships master certainly knew they'd been taking on water, but not much visible urgency as it approached dock. It's probable a parallel sand bar aggravated situation. If a few heavier vehicles were starboard side, once a few moved to disembark, game over.

    Depth of water alongside dock somewhat more than vessels bridge. So, might have come in at perhaps one-half it's draft. At 5:17 it appears to have capsized far as it could go. Ferry craft are mostly weatherdeck, being a river vessel, probably flat bottomed too. If salvaged, they'd have sealed hull and pumped out, the super structure probably doesn't have many watertight compartments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Given where it was being operated, your right it would be highly doubtful.
    Along with a fatalistic religious belief system that dictates it's their deities will if they live or die.

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    Should have unloaded all vehicles on the low side (port? Hard to tell with ferrys) to try to right the boat first
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeiljohnUK View Post
    Along with a fatalistic religious belief system that dictates it's their deities will if they live or die.
    Far back as I can remember, how easily large groups of people get talked into something, wholesale!
    Talk about salesmanship and marketing!



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