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Earl Boebert

Tsunami "Ghost Ship" Spotted Near BC

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One would think that with no power to run bilge pumps a ship like this would take on water and sink in a year's time. Kinda amazing she drifted that far!

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I must say I don't love that they're going to scuttle it with 2,000 gallons of diesel aboard, with the reasoning that it's "far enough from the nearest coastline that any spillage would dissipate naturally" - basically that just amounts to 'out of sight, out of mind'. Just because that diesel isn't going to reach the coast where we can see it doesn't mean it's not going to have a negative impact.

I understand the difficulty and danger of trying to do otherwise, but still ...

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I must say I don't love that they're going to scuttle it with 2,000 gallons of diesel aboard, with the reasoning that it's "far enough from the nearest coastline that any spillage would dissipate naturally" - basically that just amounts to 'out of sight, out of mind'. Just because that diesel isn't going to reach the coast where we can see it doesn't mean it's not going to have a negative impact.

I understand the difficulty and danger of trying to do otherwise, but still ...

 

..at least it's still outside the environment :)

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Are the engine rooms flooded? Why not put a few Dudes on board and fire up the engines? It's not like the ship has been sitting unused for 10 or 20 years. She is still floating and only been adrift for a little over a year so most of the systems should still work??? Yes/No???

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Are the engine rooms flooded? Why not put a few Dudes on board and fire up the engines? It's not like the ship has been sitting unused for 10 or 20 years. She is still floating and only been adrift for a little over a year so most of the systems should still work??? Yes/No???

...if the boat was salvaged,,the USCG wouldn't have anythin to scuttle :(;)

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Are the engine rooms flooded? Why not put a few Dudes on board and fire up the engines? It's not like the ship has been sitting unused for 10 or 20 years. She is still floating and only been adrift for a little over a year so most of the systems should still work??? Yes/No???

...if the boat was salvaged,,the USCG wouldn't have anythin to scuttle :(;)

 

Maybe its a viral marketing plan to get someone to salvage it.. laugh.gif

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Start out with the fuel. Would you put that fuel in your tank? What's the clean-up cost for that alone?

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Start out with the fuel. Would you put that fuel in your tank? What's the clean-up cost for that alone?

 

Better to recycle it than dump it in the ocean.

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OK guys I am curious. Why would it not be cost effective to salvage the ship? It's not like this is a 35 Sea Ray that you can replace for 50K.

 

Start out with the fuel. Would you put that fuel in your tank? What's the clean-up cost for that alone?

 

I wouldn't put it in the tank of a diesel engine, but I'd have no problem burning it for heat; no high precision parts involved there.

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It was already slated for scrapping, so its unlikely that there is much of anything valuable left.

 

Thats a big liability to take by the fishermen if they tow it in.

 

Its a long way to India to scrap it.

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The ship had been destined for scrapping when the Japan earthquake struck

 

The ship has no lights or communications system and has a tank that could carry more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

 

 

I don't get why it would/could have so much fuel if it was to be scrapped.

 

I wonder if they are justifying shooting it.

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US Coast Guard unleashes cannon fire at Japanese ghost ship set adrift by last year’s tsunami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-coast-guard-unleashes-cannon-fire-at-japanese-ghost-ship-set-adrift-by-last-years-tsunami/2012/04/05/gIQAWjHRyS_story.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OK the ship was already scheduled to be scrapped, makes more sense now. As has been said there probably was not a lot of fuel on board. Any video of the pumbling?

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