Is anyone reading this knowledgeable in ship propeller issues? I'm no expert, but it seems to me these 'life threatening' claims are nonsense. Assuming that the damage to these boats' propeller shafts is progressive and would have caused the shafts to break after a few hundred thousand rotations, all that would have happened is that the propeller would have fallen off and sunk. Further, the lack of propulsion and vibration from the unbalanced shafts would have been obvious long before they reached the breaking point and would have forced the boat captains to stop their engines. Life threatening? Someone tell these people to stop their whining.
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from the article: With multiple ships disabled, Gaza flotilla organizers regroup in Greece