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Old 29-11-2010, 09:22   #1
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Anyone Know if this (New Island Formed) Is Real ?

Just got this link showing a sailboat going through a "sea of pumice" from a volcano that apparently was an undersea one and now forming an island.

Great pictures, I don't think they are photo-shopped (me, the great skeptic), but I have not heard of this before.

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Old 29-11-2010, 09:28   #2
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Yes, it was true. Sometime back, a year or two, a volcano went off underwater in the vicinty of Tonga, I think. The volcano spewed out a bunch of ash and junk and briefly created a new Island. Believe the above water part of the volcano has subsided/eroded away and is not a hazard to navigation any longer.
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Yep, that does and has happened. I read a sailor's blog that ran across that, I think near Vanuatu.

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WOW......... thats awesome... I can believe it though...
I'm always well careful to keep an eye on my depth and the Charts when transiting S of Terciera and traveling E as thats a very active region and depths are constantly changing... an area thats charted at 100m plus has shown 12m... but it is an advisory on charts to keep a careful watch as things are changing all the time...
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If an island forms under your boat is that considered running aground?marc
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If an island forms under your boat is that considered running aground?marc
But you then get to name it .........with the first words you say upon "landing" - so be careful, wouldn't want a Country name to start with an "F"
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But then again... if he's a 'Born Again' it could begin with a 'J'.....
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I think it would be the Island "Ran a hull" yea I'd keep my day job if I had one.
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It's a long standing tradition to name uncharted land/reefs for the ship that was first wrecked on it. Don't have to worry about your language when you inadvertantly find one. Another good reason not to name your boat 'Blow Job'.
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