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Old 03-04-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:15 AM   #2
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Keep them on that side !!! Hitting one of those would ruin your day and they are hard to see. Running in the dark.......scary stuff.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:35 AM   #3
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Yep, scary stuff at night. They can float with one corner a foot out of the water, and radar won't pick them up. Bad juju.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:44 AM   #4
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Like drifting logs in the PNW, only a lot less common....... Then again they will probably do more damage if you are unlucky enough to hit one!
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:47 PM   #5
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ASD they're already here. A couple years ago a friend of ours hit one coming down the inside passage. Caused a lot of damage.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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Boy that is scary porman. Saw a lot of stuff but not a container yet. Logs are hard enough to see sometimes...
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:00 PM   #7
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Hitting a container would ruin anyones running gear. I think the odds of running into a container at sea, day or night are about the same as getting hit by lightning. I worry about a lot of things at sea, containers are at the bottom of the list.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:30 AM   #8
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:41 AM   #9
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Maersk Line Addresses Loss of Containers from Ship Off U.S. East Coast – gCaptain
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:12 AM   #10
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #11
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I saw that. It doesn’t look like most them floated for very long. I like the idea of the tracking devices and the lights on the two they’ve found.
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