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NTSB: Pilot Blamed for Houston Ship Channel Collision

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first_imgThe pilot’s difficulty in controlling the bulk carrier Conti Peridot’s heading was identified as the probable cause of the collision between the bulker and the tanker Carla Maersk in the Houston Ship Channel in March 2015, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).Besides the inability of the pilot on the Conti Peridot to respond appropriately to hydrodynamic forces after meeting another vessel during restricted visibility, other factors are believed to have led to the collision, among which is the lack of communication with other vessels about the handling difficulty.Contributing to the circumstances was the inadequate bridge resource management between the master and the pilot on the Conti Peridot, as they did not work together to solve the problem.Furthermore, lack of predetermined ship movement strategies during restricted visibility in the Houston Ship Channel also played a role in the collision.“On the day of the accident, local pilot associations determined that the increasing fog was significant enough to suspend pilot boardings of inbound ships. However, piloted vessels already under way continued the transit in the fog,” NTSB said, adding that the Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston did not effectively monitor vessel traffic to identify the developing risk of collision during restricted visibility.Image Courtesy: USCGAs a result of this accident, the NTSB issued safety recommendations to Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft mbH & Co., the Conti Peridot’s operating company, the Houston Pilots Association, and the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee.The two vessels collided in restricted visibility on March 9, 2015, near Morgan’s Point, Texas, when the bulker crossed the channel into the path of the Carla Maersk.There were no injuries in the collision, but an estimated 88,200 gallons of methyl tert-butyl ether spilled from the Carla Maersk, and the two vessels sustained about USD 8.2 million in total damage.last_img read more

Mike Tyson puffs on joint with B-Real in throwback pic as Cypress Hill star says pair smoked weed together a few times

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first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan BOXING legend Mike Tyson has enjoyed a “fat one” on a couple of occasions with Cypress Hill star B-Real – and there’s pictures to prove it.The musician – behind smokers’ favourites such as Hits from the bong and I wanna get high – posted a throwback snap on Instagram of the two of them smoking weed.Cypress Hill rapper B-Real posted this thrownback snap of him smoking a joint with Mike TysonCredit: InstagramSince retiring from boxing Tyson has built up a cannabis empire, selling products through his Tyson Holistic label.The 53-year-old is believed to earn around £500,000-per-month through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.And B-Real is just one of the famous people to have lit up a joint with the former heavyweight champion of the world.Mike Tyson has moved into the cultivation of cannabis after retiring from boxingCredit: InstagramIron Mike’s next plan is to build a gigantic weed-themed theme parkCredit: Refer to CaptionSpeaking about their smoke sessions, the 49-year-old rapper told the Joe Rogan podcast: “I’ve smoked with him before. I’ve smoked with him on a couple of occasions.“One of the places where I smoked with him was at that Lyoto Machida versus Rashad Evans fight [2009].“When we all left after the fight, we were all getting into our cars, and he ran into me and my partner there and we were smoking a fat one. “I was like ‘f*** champ’. We always knew he smoked.”WEED THEME PARK NEXTAfter years of substance abuse with drugs including cocaine, Tyson found comfort in marijuana, which is legal in California.It made him, as he’s the first to admit, a much calmer person.He recently claimed to be smoking around £33,000-worth of weed A MONTH at his 40-acre cannabis farm in southern California.Check out Mike Tyson’s extravagant 52-room mansion he sold to 50 Cent for £3.3m‘Iron Mike’ is building a 418 weed-themed holiday resort that he hopes will be home to a music festival to rival Coachella, as well as the world’s longest lazy river.And aside from a luxury hotel and the lure of ‘glamping’ tents, there will be a Tyson University on site.This will aim to teach cannabis cultivation tips to wannabe farmers.Mike Tyson sells his own weed through his Tyson Holistic labelCredit: InstagramThe retired boxer admits smoking weed has calmed him downCredit: InstagramHeavyweight boxer turned marijuana entrepreneur Mike Tyson presents Tyson Ranch Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Funny Moments Of Football Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4center_img Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more