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Old 26-07-2012, 11:23   #1
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submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

Hi everyone.
just found this news on twitter. a huge floating japanese dock, 66 ft long, floated all the way, 5000 miles, till Oregon and beached there. wow! this can freak anyone out!


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Old 26-07-2012, 11:28   #2
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

Handy if you had wanted to tie up for the night when crossing the Pacific.
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

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Handy if you had wanted to tie up for the night when crossing the Pacific.
peals of laughter here. good thought.
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Old 26-07-2012, 11:37   #4
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

Yes, that's pretty old news up here. Normally I would think the odds of hitting a floating object would be less than getting struck by lightening... but now...? If I was headed from the PNW south, or from Hawaii to the PNW, I would be a bit worried for sure.... at least for the next 2-3 years.
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Old 26-07-2012, 12:06   #5
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

Wow, 65 ft of floating dock -- that's pretty spendy stuff -- I would go put a hook on that if nearby!
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

A container with an Harley Davidson landed in Canada from the japanese tsunami. A fishing boat without crew also originating from Japan devastated zone had to be sank by the Coast Guards recently since it was heading for the coast. The west coast is expecting to receive many such debris from the tsunami in the next two years at least! Sailing from the west side of Pacific Ocean to North America could be a dangerous trip for a while!
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Wow, 65 ft of floating dock -- that's pretty spendy stuff -- I would go put a hook on that if nearby!
Yeah, but it's on the beach in Oregon now. Might be an expensive hook when asked to remove it!
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

That was part of a dock system. They've located all but one of the sections so there is probably still another one floating around out there.

The powers that be were/are trying to figure how to get rid of the dock on the beach in Oregon. Dynamite was one of the options. Why don't they just leave the thing alone and not waste money?? Give it a couple hundred years and it will weather away.
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Some of the docks and barges for the "Débarquement" of the allied forces in Normandy from WW2 are still on the beaches and they never attempted to remove them.
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Unwordbelieveable! Such a chunk!

Makes one wonder how many more of such monsters are still floating around!

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Unwordbelieveable! Such a chunk!

Makes one wonder how many more of such monsters are still floating around!

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Especially made in Japan, they should float for a loooooong time!
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

The mail dock broke loose.
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

So thats where the yacht stop in the Pacific went,

No wonder I couldnt find it,
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Re: submerged objects. danger to cruisers.

We are cruising Central America right now... It is the rainny season down here and you would be supried at the stuff that gets swept out to sea...

The largest piece was a 60 foot tree with the root ball still attached... We have seen parts of docks, barrels, baby carraiges and lots of misc. garbage.

We had a scare last month when I collied with a large log at 2am, but thankfully no damage.

Such a big ocean and still we have near misses all the time... I guess Stuff Floats!
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