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Old 25-03-2014, 11:55   #16
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Anybody ever seen one floating in the ocean? I don't think floaters are very common.
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Old 25-03-2014, 12:00   #17
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You don't... till you hit one...
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You don't... till you hit one...
Ugh. Not THAT movie again

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Speaking of movie....I wonder if a shipping container full of running shoes would keep the container afloat?
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Thank you Mottseng for being a good sport.

As Boaty mentioned, they would be unlikely to float like an iceberg, more like barely awash, although I have zero science behind that comment. Probably just hear the crunch. That's when you want one of those heavy BW cruisers.

Gotta wonder what they'll find when they retrieve the "debris" in the Southern Ocean vis--vis the airliner mystery. Could simply be a container(s).

I have had a couple of incidents of hard things bumping in the night without damage thankfully but one piling and maybe yer outta here.
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I think a better question might be, have you ever seen a shipping container in the water?

I thought "luted" might be slipping it a "lude" as in a sedative? I had no idea what the question was.
If Robert Redford ran into one, certainly thousands of others have seen them
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Speaking of movie....I wonder if a shipping container full of running shoes would keep the container afloat?
I dunno, but if a FedEx cardboard box with ice skates can float for Tom Hanks, I guess anything is possible.

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Old 25-03-2014, 12:39   #23
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On top of the chances it is floating doors up. The locking bolt on the doors is extremely tough with long handled bolt cutters. I suppose a hack saw to cut the seal. Do you really want to be standing on the doors to see what it has?

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Haha theres some funny replies here. Ooops looted! Im writing this on a galaxy s 1 so uh yeh. Oh and yeh I am paid by the russians to spy on CF. lol Jk
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Re: containers

Quite a few containers and contents sweep up on the Oregon/ Washigton State shoreline. A few years ago one hit the Oregon coast around Newport some where. It was full of running shoes and some enterprising young guy set up an exchange on the beach where you could bring in several left foot shoes of various sizes and swap them for similar right foot shoes and try and match up the sizes. Great fun for a couple of weeks as each tide change brought in another bunch to match up. Cheers, Phil
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Then there was the car carrier that went aground on the west coast of Vancouver Island back in the 60's, I believe. Filled with Hondas or Toyotas... it took the fisherman in the area about 1 week to get aboard, pull the engines out of the brand new vehicles and get them ashore. Almost every small commercial Canadian fishing boat on the west coast between Prince Rupert and the US border sported a brand new gas engine that was simple to marinize and had replaced old easthopes, greys and other worn out powerplants. I was aboard several that fished the west coast and the Rivers inlet area back in the day. The engines were brand new and ran superbly well... one man's nightmare turned into a dream for many poor fishermen. Phil
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Wow thats a cool story!
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This is the most notable one that I can remember:

If you go down to the beach today ... you're bound to find something to steal | Environment | The Guardian
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I don't think floaters are very common.
Only if you eat lots and lots of bran.

I've seen lots of logs n stuff but haven't seen a floating container... maybe they only come out at night... I once ran into a palm tree and on another occasion saw one in Bass Strait... hardly palm tree country.

I do know of two (empty) lifeboats turning up in 'Straya after having been abandoned of S Africa ( ex Heythrop , they reckon it had done maybe 3 circumnavigations) and Tristan da Cunha ( ex Oliva a cupla years back).

Lots of stuff out there that goes bump in the night..

Re the OP if its on the beach it isn't yours to help yourself to, check what happened to them as helped 'emselves to MSC Napoli's cargo.
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Wikipedia says between 2,000 and 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year.
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