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Old 20-06-2013, 19:34   #31
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Sheeshh.... the lengths some owners will go to in an attempt to save on dockage fees..
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So, what do people do if they find one of these containers floating closeby? Is there a recovery vessel of sorts? If you are in the middle of the ocean, do you sink it?
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Old 20-06-2013, 19:54   #33
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Old 20-06-2013, 21:09   #34
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If ya have stuff to sink one of these containers, it would be a good idea, but I would not brag about it !! ya never know, some smart law dog might try to make ya pay for it !! I don't know, but then Im not a very trusting person ! LOL
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Old 20-06-2013, 21:39   #35
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Dunno how you figure that because
Containers loaded : 4,382 units (7,041 TEU)
i.e. 4382 containers some 40 foot, some 20 foot on board.
and only a few fell off. Number to be calucluated/confirmed etc.
2659 - fourty footers
1723 - twenty footers

Engineering degree automatically kicked in and I couldn't help myself.
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Old 20-06-2013, 22:05   #36
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Seafarers : 26 (11 Russians, 1 Ukrainian, 14 Filipinos)
Flag : Bahamas
Built : 2008


In the words of Mark Twain, or should I say Huck Finn: "No one was hurt..."

Newish ship too...
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The seas don't look that bad ...

Anyone know what the actual weather conditions were?
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There are containers as long as 53 feet.
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Darn, I wonder which end has the Galley? and the focasles? Hate to be stuck on the end without the mess room LOL I just hope the crew and officers are OK
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So, what do people do if they find one of these containers floating closeby? Is there a recovery vessel of sorts? If you are in the middle of the ocean, do you sink it?
No, you do not sink it, you get sunk by it.

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Most sink by themselves. A small amount filled with very light stuff will float around for ever.

We know most sink because we can't see that many washed ashore, can we.

When you find one, you just stay well clear of it. You can report it to the CG, they will disseminate the info.

And, unfortunately, they do not get picked up, neither do they become a target for 'our navy boys'.

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Re: Containership Breaks in Half - Update and Images

What are the legal ramifications of putting one or two 30-6 holes in a container so that it will sink?
Inquiring minds want to know!
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The ship is now due to arrive in Jeddah on June 24
and June 26.

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The ship is now due to arrive in Jeddah on June 24
and June 26.

The things owners get up to just to save on berthing fees...
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1st pic shows two wave crests to hold the ship up while the end support comes and goes as the waves move through. Fatigue and only 8 years old.
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Google "tanker World Glory ". This thing about VLCC and ULCC breaking up really started being investigated after the war which closed Suez, what 63 or 71.
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