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Old 01-31-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
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Stricken cargo ship Modern Express heading for French coast

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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Damn, 300 tons of lumber and ditch witches?
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:19 PM   #3
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Damn, 300 tons of lumber and ditch witches?
Actually the 300 tonnes number is fuel!

Its 3600 tonnes of cargo.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:26 PM   #5
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:23 AM   #6
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Somebody shoulda shifted some ballast. This might get ugly.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:30 AM   #7
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Several attempts to tow it have failed, why is that, not enough tugs, half hearted attempts?
Modern Express: Stricken ship drifts towards French coast - BBC News

And another from Jan7, a common thing to have your cargo ship heeled over when what happens?
Stranded cargo ship being towed after refloating itself - CBBC Newsround

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The Hoegh Osaka car transporter was deliberately grounded on a sandbank to prevent it from completely overturning.
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Sounds like they have a line of her now. I wouldn't mind that salvage fee.

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With that angle of heel it would appear the cargo was not adequately secured.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:24 PM   #10
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Sounds like they have a line of her now. I wouldn't mind that salvage fee.

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Me too, but I sure would hate to have to earn it. Very dangerous work.
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