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Old 18-03-2011, 14:53   #1
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Post tsunami pics of boats and ships swept ashore

Some (tragic) yet amazing photos of ships and even a couple of sailboats that were washed up on shore.

I was most amazed at the seeming lack of structural damage of the sailboats. I wonder if anyone was aboard, and if they were if they would have survived.

Image 12 is a sailboat on a bridge.. Image 13 appears to be the same sailboat, different angle.

Image 16 appears to be a different sailboat on a roof.

Image 19 is called a fishing boat, but looks like a sailboat to me.

Again I am surprised also by the seeming lack of major damage to the sailboats....

link to photos from telegraph
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Old 18-03-2011, 15:29   #2
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We all know how it got there but even so....
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Re: 30 photos of boats and ships swept ashore by tsunami

Oh wow. These images are, indeed, powerful.
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Another poor owner has lost his yacht...

this is a photo of a yacht on a bridge... not a bridge on a yacht...





tragic... yet it looks like it is in one piece....
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Re: 30 photos of boats and ships swept ashore by tsunami

I think the old adage still holds true: you should only abandon ship when you have to step up to get into the liferaft. In most of these cases if someone had stayed onboard they would have been better off riding out the tsunami than if they had tried to escape.
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Re: 30 photos of boats and ships swept ashore by tsunami

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I think the old adage still holds true: you should only abandon ship when you have to step up to get into the liferaft. In most of these cases if someone had stayed onboard they would have been better off riding out the tsunami than if they had tried to escape.
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First thought that crossed my mind too.

We're just selling the house to live the sea gypsy life for a few years and we're copping the usual ignorant, landlubber family and friends' comments and concerns. It was pirates, sharks and the 'perfect storm' before... now it will be tsunamis no doubt.
From these pics it sure looks like on board a boat would have been frightening but surviving.

Could be a long wait for the next high tide for the guy on the bridge...
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wow--impressive......
(i want some of that pink bottom paint.....) thaT IS A FAR DISTANCE FOR A SHIP TO BE BROUGHT... IS INDEED IMPRESSIVE. i think it would have been most impressively scary to ride that surf, as well.


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We're just selling the house to live the sea gypsy life for a few years and we're copping the usual ignorant, landlubber family and friends' comments and concerns.
Yes, the most dangerous thing you'll be doing is taking that final drive down to the boat with all your gear. After that it's a piece of cake! Have fun.
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Re: 30 photos of boats and ships swept ashore by tsunami

Even those that appear to be relatively intact are probably going to have to be cut up for scrap. They're just to goldarn big to move. Those poor folks are going to be cleaning up for years.

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The pic that tells its all is the ferry parked on top of one of the few buildings left. Amazing. It would be interesting to know how many, if any, lives were lost on boats ferries ships etc. By the looks of most of those vessels, if the crew and passengers had stayed aboard, they would most likely have survived.
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I know of this event, I have a look at the news, the Japanese often tsunami I feel the people there really poor, oh! God bless, thanks to I not Japanese
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