Toppling lorries on a ferry

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  1. Clip

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    Doesn tlook like it was much fuin on that crossing. Had some rough ones over from Dover but nothing that sent anything flying

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-46604175

    There is a video in there too
     
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  3. Ken H

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    When its rough they tie the vehicles down with chains, so they should not topple over. So how did this happen?
     
  4. Cowley

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    Although it shouldn’t happen there is a limit to what the chains can take, perhaps the storm strengthened unexpectedly during the crossing? It’s a fierce sea the Irish Sea.
    I’ve been on a ferry crossing when vehicles (and stomachs) have shifted resulting in damage.
    Although it does sound bad (and was obviously extremely unpleasant for the passengers).
     
  5. GrimShady

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    Cargo shift is quite common on Ro-Ro vessels in heavy seas. Trailers/Drops are the worst for shifting.
     

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