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Old 01-23-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wonder When This Will Hit The West Coast?

The Coast Guard has received a report of fifty-eight (58) shipping containers adrift approximately 650NM SSE of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in approximate position 4318.3N, 16227.3W. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. Questions/concerns can be directed to the Coast Guard District Seventeen Command Center at (907) 463-2000.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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I wonder whats in them?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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And are they radio active?
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It would be cool to salvage them somehow and find out!
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
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Jukesy -

I really like your boat.


OK, thread hijack over.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #6
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Yeah, someone should attach a spot gps device on a couple of them to track them. How many can we tow with your AT?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:26 PM   #7
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The show, Container Wars, should load up a boat and go out and have the participants bid on them as are where are.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #8
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Thanks MC.

Bligh, assuming I could get there. And if the weather was good and I had enough whiskey, and if the sun was just at the right spot. And Bob Marley was on the radio. My calculations suggest that I could tow all 0 of them. But sure would be an awesome adventure.
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Thanks MC.

Bligh, assuming I could get there. And if the weather was good and I had enough whiskey, and if the sun was just at the right spot. And Bob Marley was on the radio. My calculations suggest that I could tow all 0 of them. But sure would be an awesome adventure.
Hail me as you're passing Campbell River and we can have a convoy.

I think we should focus on the whisky.
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I'm sure between your Nordic and my American we could at least hook on to one of them. I'll bring the whiskey!
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:03 PM   #11
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I'm sure between your Nordic and my American we could at least hook on to one of them. I'll bring the whiskey!
And I'll bring the mixer. You drink it neat, right?

And to reiterate, our focus is on finding a container full of whisky.
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The Coast Guard has received a report of fifty-eight (58) shipping containers adrift approximately 650NM SSE of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in approximate position 4318.3N, 16227.3W. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. Questions/concerns can be directed to the Coast Guard District Seventeen Command Center at (907) 463-2000.
I'm sure Our Guy will be on a sharp lookout

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I wonder what the total count of lost containers per year is?

We have a "floatee" from a container that fell overboard in the Pacific in 1992. These little guys have quite a history. Some made to the east coast 15 years later.

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Roger that!
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Pray for a really calm day otherwise hooking up may cost you your boat...my open water salvage experiences have been scary in mild weather.

They might be abandoned...maybe not...if not, you can salvage them but don't own them...you just have claim to reimbursement for your troubles.

"The salvor of property under pure salvage must bring his claim for salvage in a court which has jurisdiction, and this will award salvage based upon the "merit" of the service and the value of the salvaged property" Marine salvage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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That's a long trip...

Green arrow at 4318.3’n, 16227.3’w
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I wonder what the total count of lost containers per year is?

We have a "floatee" from a container that fell overboard in the Pacific in 1992. These little guys have quite a history. Some made to the east coast 15 years later.
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"At this moment, five or six million shipping containers are on cargo ships sailing across the worlds oceans. Estimates provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute say nearly 10,000 of these containers are lost at sea each year."

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Pray for a really calm day otherwise hooking up may cost you your boat...my open water salvage experiences have been scary in mild weather. They might be abandoned...maybe not...if not, you can salvage them but don't own them...you just have claim to reimbursement for your troubles. "The salvor of property under pure salvage must bring his claim for salvage in a court which has jurisdiction, and this will award salvage based upon the "merit" of the service and the value of the salvaged property" Marine salvage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sorry if you took us literally. My salvage experience tells me that this not something I would realistically take on with my toy boat.
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Sorry if you took us literally. My salvage experience tells me that this not something I would realistically take on with my toy boat.
Agree. But in any event our focus was on the whisky.
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Agree. But in any event our focus was on the whisky.
Still is.....
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