Well I reckon the best and safest place for this ship is ( if it can make it ) Gibraltar where it can be sealed/ boxed in its own harbour alongside MV Sunborn. ( see my article last April " To sail No More " ) and compete for the £12.50 a throw small bowls of soup the visitors to Gib seem to enjoy so much on the ship. Advantages? Saving lives/ minimum dredging required ( flat bottomed ) no more embarrassing top secret failures, no more clutch plate overheads, plug all the surplus MW fed into Gibs Generator system and sell them the excess, big reductions in insurance all round, more waiters and no ship management, only hotel wise. Plus more people could learn to play happy families etc as now apparently it's a big gambling area now on Sunborn. Flog off the lifeboats/ life rafts Epirbs / flares SSB sets etc and then flog off all your shares in ABB. Ref BP's write up and Rolls Royce they headed the going wrong Anzipods claims big time and each time settled out of court with a no talking clause attached so we all never really knew what the " minor " faults were. But now ABB got to be catching them up big time ref claims wise. To cancel several trips/ dry dock/ongoing full wages/ loss of reputation must be tens and tens of millions pounds for those Tupperware Dishes.However , all is not lost, just image Six thousand plus bowls of soup in one hit served in Gibraltar on board. Got to be a winner. No problem with well done steaks either with all that buckshee MW going. Plus there could be more corks for wine bottles instead of for clutch inserts (as it used to be in the old days.) Can't find out on line what the inserts are made of no matter how I try. Top secret technology here. Or maybe ABB got the f= NF.n calculation wrong? You know, you remember it well. To conclude I am trying to work out the angle of max heel attained in a blow here but have to confess that my old slide rule doesn't seem long enough, but on reflection maybe it's because it's in pounds, shillings and pence or to you MM folk feet and inches. Bit like Calculus, input factors viz: f=NF.n ( re the clutches ) a force tenner gusting eleven,very low millibars, flat bottom, shallow seas, lazy team hand cranking the slew ringear manually ( my patent applied for here ) around down below, definitely a case of the bigger the gin the bigger the waves here jobby methinks. How far up the balcony decks would the water kiss be and what's the angle of heel max involved ? Don't say 90 degrees. On the other hand you could allways think of the person you hate most in your life and send them a mystery FOC ticket for a top deck cabin ( moments about a point calculation here ) but what came first in the chicken and the egg scenario? Did the briny do the clutches in or was it a cockup job with the clutch designer/ manufacturer? Bet the RR secret agent working for ABB knows.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.