Monday, August 09, 2010

Container ship crashes...

A container ship collided with another today, spilling it's oil and contents into the Indian Ocean.  Among it's cargo are hundreds of shipping containers.

There's a lot of scuttlebutt about boats hitting these lost containers out in the open ocean.  They supposedly tend to stay afloat for quite some time and tend to lurk just a few feet below the waters surface, so you can't see them with the naked eye.  There is no doubt that hitting one would/could result in loss of the boat.  And fast.

However - most seem agree that the odds of hitting one are very slim.  Still, it is a little unnerving to imagine ramming into a 20 x 10 foot tank submerged ever so slightly below the water's surface.

But you have to wonder - what was in those lost containers?  Gym shoes?  Plastic fan blades?  Lighters?  Doll heads? Hopefully not the new cockpit table we ordered!  ;)


Brittany & Scott

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