Phnom Penh Bridge Closed After Boat Crash

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Those barges must be incredibly cheap if they can afford to be routinely careless about overloading them.
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There not built to go sideways and look how fast the water is running, should have attempted that turn way away from the bridge.
I'm standing up, so I must be straight.
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I see them daily from my room on the 7th floor, and indeed, they are all loaded like this.
the maximum payload from a ship is to load it until it just not sinks, not ?? Probably they miscalculated slightly or smoked something strange when heading to the bridge.
Oooh yes, those Bailey-bridges all wobble, if they dont wobble they brake uesally, plenty of them on the Karakoram-highway in Pakistan . . .
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atst wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:12 am There not built to go sideways and look how fast the water is running, should have attempted that turn way away from the bridge.
Looks like he didn't have the room to correct it.
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Username Taken wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:11 am ^^^^ All the sand barges sit at almost water level like that.

Perhaps they might consider using tugs to pilot through that narrow opening in future.

I hope they saved the dog too.
My thoughts exactly...
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Owner of sand barge that hits bridge ‘liable’ for damage
Khouth Sophak Chakrya | Publication date 23 November 2022 | 10:31 ICT
Phnom Penh authorities are still suspending traffic on the Bailey bridge across the Tonle Sap River which connects the Chroy Changvar peninsula to Russey Keo district, as a large sand barge that overturned after crashing into the bridge supports on the night of November 20 remains stuck.

Sam Piseth, director of the municipal Department of Public Works and Transport, said the sand barge had not been towed from the base of the bridge.

However, according to a report by maritime experts seen by The Post on November 21, the sand ferry belonged to Ly Khy, 67, from Phnom Penh. The vessel, heavily loaded and traveling north to a sand depot in Russey Keo, was piloted by Nhok Mak, 41.

“When it arrived at the scene, there was a problem with the port engine, which caused it to drift with the water current and strike the bridge. The vessel took on a severe list and rolled onto its side. None of the crew members were injured,” said the report.

Sok Touch, president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said that legally, the owner of the sand ferry must accept responsibility for any actions which caused damage or affected the public interest. He said that the names of such owners should be made public as a warning to other businesses to maintain vigilance and pay close attention to public safety.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... ble-damage
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I wonder if he had any insurance.
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Doc67 wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:48 pm I wonder if he had any insurance.
I just had a vision of @Brody posting a meme in reply.
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Username Taken wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:06 pm
Doc67 wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:48 pm I wonder if he had any insurance.
I just had a vision of @Brody posting a meme in reply.
This one?
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And you left out this little nugget of information from that news report:

On September 10, 2019, the same bridge was hit by an oil tanker belonging to locally-owned firm Savimex.
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Surely I can't be the only one have noticed that it's owned by a Mr Ly Khy
Seems pretty standard boat driving looking at this channel https://www.youtube.com/@NCL88
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