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Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working #211456
12/15/2019 04:17 PM
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Okemos, Michigan
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The Dutch bridge was hit by a big boat at about 1600 15 DEC 19. The bridge is damaged and can not be closed.

Video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/621379588028148/?fref=nf

More video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=595542377863810

John

UPDATE: The bridge is working now

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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211468
12/15/2019 05:38 PM
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Wow, glad it is working now.. Someone has some 'splainin to do!!! duh


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211469
12/15/2019 05:50 PM
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There is video of the incident on Facebook. Search for Simpson Bay Bridge

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Bahston] #211470
12/15/2019 05:58 PM
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Uhmn, the original post has a link...


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211471
12/15/2019 06:02 PM
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The original post has a link to the damaged bridge.


There is also video of the damage being done.

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211473
12/15/2019 06:37 PM
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The Captain had to be new because he had a lot of space on the other side . But the boat is not new to the area.

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Kennys] #211475
12/15/2019 06:57 PM
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Lesley--I think the captain will be unemployed after today!!!!


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Carol_Hill] #211477
12/15/2019 07:28 PM
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It is more like " Can we have your Amex number?"

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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Carol_Hill] #211478
12/15/2019 08:34 PM
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Yes Dear !

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211479
12/15/2019 08:58 PM
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History of boat.
The Yacht Ecstasea was built at Feadship for Roman Abramovich. In 2009 Abramovich sold the yacht Ecstasea to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi: HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is the son of Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi. The yacht is now owned by Pakistani billionaire Alshair Fiyaz.Jul 10, 2018
Looks like a hatch was left open and hit the Guard outpost. Hope he was Ok.

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211481
12/15/2019 09:13 PM
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If you find the FB video which I referenced above (Sorry, I can’t copy the URL using the FB iPhone app) you’ll see that he jumped out of the door, and is safe. If he had stayed at his post he would likely not have survived.

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Bahston] #211485
12/15/2019 10:36 PM
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Sam is fine, he scrambled out in time. All that is left of the control house is the console....lol


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"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: BeachKitten] #211489
12/15/2019 11:09 PM
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Good news.

Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211494
12/16/2019 09:34 AM
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Here is a picture of the control panel from the other side. Hopefully it doesn’t rain too much and short things out!


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: sxmfantoo] #211497
12/16/2019 09:54 AM
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Yikes!! Safe travels home, sxmfan!


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211498
12/16/2019 10:15 AM
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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: Carol_Hill] #211499
12/16/2019 10:53 AM
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“We have taken the necessary measures to protect the equipment from rain. SLAC has not had contact with the mega yacht concerned, but government, police, Coast Guard and Shipping Inspectorate have been in touch and they are putting a report together which they will share with us to combine with our report.”

Ok, two take-aways....yes it is protected from rain. And YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN TOUCH YET?! lol....I would've thought someone should have followed them to their berth right away. lol

There is a video from someone in a car on the bridge which plainly shows something was open on the yacht....and a crew member dashes inside but not quick enough to raise it.
Another video shows Sam barely escaping and running down the stairs! Good thing he was paying attention!


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: BeachKitten] #211503
12/16/2019 11:39 AM
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The ships agent was immediately in touch with the relevant authorities and investigation is underway.


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Re: Simpson Bay Bridge damaged but is working [Re: NumberCruncher] #211587
12/16/2019 10:53 PM
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No problem ......that will buff out......... groovin


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