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Old 08-06-2012, 03:18   #1
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Tsunami Debris

Anybody else see this?

Tsunami debris: Huge dock washes up on Oregon coast - latimes.com

A 66'x 19' x 7' section of concrete floating dock-washed ashore near Newport, OR. Good thing no cruiser ran into that?

Wonder what else is on the way?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:02   #2
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Re: Tsunami Debris

Will it take a mast or engine? Could be a nice project for someone.

Anyone for ferro?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:41   #3
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Tsunami debris: Huge dock washes up on Oregon coast - latimes.com

A 66'x 19' x 7' section of concrete floating dock-washed ashore near Newport, OR. Good thing no cruiser ran into that?

Wonder what else is on the way?
How'd you like to stare that down in the middle of the night on watch. I don't see nav lights anywhere.
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Old 08-06-2012, 19:34   #4
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Re: Tsunami Debris

BBC News - Japan's tsunami dock washed up in US state of Oregon

Look at the picture that shows the bulk of the debris in the Pacific.
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Old 08-06-2012, 20:29   #5
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Re: Tsunami Debris

There were four sections in this dock system. One washed up fairly close to the original location, this one in Oregun. That means there are possibly 2 more of them out there somewhere. Glad I decided next year would be better to head for the PNW.
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Old 08-06-2012, 22:03   #6
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No nav lights, no safety gear, i would think some States may have had a field day with citations.......
Were the early settlers of Oregon carried there from Asia now there's a theory!!!!!
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Next year has more debris north of Hawaii,not less,according to NOAA.Then in 2014 most it is between California and Hawaii.
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Here's an odd thought my wife had as I am about to make a Seattle to San Diego run; if a vessel is heavily damaged or sunk due to the debris field from Japan, can the Japanese government be held accountable?
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Ther frigging lawyers and those who use them are going to kill this country. Every body wants to blame someone else for anything that happens to them that they don't like. Go sailing, don't waste your time trying to figure out who you are going to sue.
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Here's an odd thought my wife had as I am about to make a Seattle to San Diego run; if a vessel is heavily damaged or sunk due to the debris field from Japan, can the Japanese government be held accountable?
You're not serious, are you? If you are, you lack the common sense required to be on a boat.
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Ther frigging lawyers and those who use them are going to kill this country. Every body wants to blame someone else for anything that happens to them that they don't like. Go sailing, don't waste your time trying to figure out who you are going to sue.
Any good lawyer will tell you blame requires fault. Did the government of Japan cause the earthquake or tsunami? Were they negligent in failing to use super magical powers to instantly hoover up debris--when they could not even locate entire towns and tens of thousands of people? Only a court of morons would hold them responsible--and that assumes the hurdles of international law could be cleared.
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Here's an odd thought my wife had as I am about to make a Seattle to San Diego run; if a vessel is heavily damaged or sunk due to the debris field from Japan, can the Japanese government be held accountable?
My neighbor's house is on fire, but I was thinking of going over for a couple hour visit to chew the fat.
Do you think I could sue him for smoke inhalation?

Geesh.
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Well, if you just had machine guns mounted to your Rocna Ancor and you were accompanied by the Bumfuzzles and some democratic republicans and a few Muslims for Jesus, you wouldn't need any lawyers.
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me I hate lawyers for all the reasons you can think of, it was just a weird question that came up so I thought, what the heck, toss it out there for s&g's and see what come from it. I've already seen some of the garbage last year on the way back Hawaii but I have yet to see a floating container! Outside of San Diego at night in the fog, subs used to be fun pre-911.
Personally, I have other things to be concerned about, like weather, inexperienced crew, breaking bars, and psycho tankers! But wifey asked so if you're married you'll understand why I posted the question.
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My neighbor's house is on fire, but I was thinking of going over for a couple hour visit to chew the fat.
Do you think I could sue him for smoke inhalation?

Geesh.
No, it's more like this:

An asteroid falls from the sky and lands in your driveway. The blast shoves your car through the garage and out the back of your house. It continues through three neighbors' houses and lands in a swimming pool a block away. Somebody dives into the pool without looking and they sprain their neck on your car. Meanwhile, you believed your car was vaporized in the blast. Are you at fault?
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