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Old 02-11-2015, 16:14   #1
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El Faro

There are reports today that they found the El Faro upright on the bottom .
I believe that there are some merchant seaman on the forum who seem to have a lot of experience . My Question is , does the fact that the ship appears to be intact and upright mean any thing?

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Old 02-11-2015, 22:13   #2
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Re: El Faro

Actually, admiraslater, sir, I felt surprised that it had settled upright when they had reported 15 deg. list. I will wait here, sir, and see what those more knowledgeable than I will tell us.


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Well once she has totally flooded she will be 'stable' again.... full of water and lacking buoyancy but stable enough....mind you lots of stuff can happen when you fall 15,000 feet.
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Re: El Faro

I think..... 'Upright on the bottom'..,. is a relative term
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I thought 'upright' could mean stern on the bottom, bow up?
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Re: El Faro

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jacek.

Your hypothesis would be consistent with the definition of upright (vertical etc).
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The stern is not on the bottom, it is under the bottom....30 feet deep is the last report.

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