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2012-03-24 12:18:56 AM
So, is it really true that if you find stuff abandoned at sea like this, that you can salvage it and it's yours? Because I could use a free boat.
And that's not far away.
And there will be more.
 
2012-03-24 01:18:01 AM

Procedural Texture: So, is it really true that if you find stuff abandoned at sea like this, that you can salvage it and it's yours? Because I could use a free boat.
And that's not far away.
And there will be more.


Yes, but I doubt it would be worth it. Plus you have to be the one to find it first.
 
2012-03-24 02:16:43 AM
amazing
 
2012-03-24 03:26:51 AM
that is nuts.

the first big piece in over a year?
 
2012-03-24 03:30:04 AM
Be careful !!!

They tried some pretty tricky things in the past with balloons.
 
2012-03-24 03:30:22 AM
I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.
 
2012-03-24 03:30:32 AM
time to start beach combing
 
2012-03-24 03:37:38 AM
The boat was found floating right-side-up.

Sounds like an advertising campaign.

There are a ton of ships per year that don't manage to do that and they have a crew and aren't hit by tsunamis.
 
2012-03-24 03:46:33 AM
s3.amazonaws.com

Hey neighbor, did you get your free boat?
 
2012-03-24 03:48:21 AM

Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.


you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twice the size with a lot less people in it
 
2012-03-24 03:51:14 AM

ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twice the size with a lot less people in it


And lots of superintelligent giant alien squids.
 
2012-03-24 04:08:45 AM
dudemanbro:
Procedural Texture: So, is it really true that if you find stuff abandoned at sea like this, that you can salvage it and it's yours? Because I could use a free boat.
And that's not far away.
And there will be more.

Yes, but I doubt it would be worth it. Plus you have to be the one to find it first.


Salvage doesn't work that way. The owner still own the boat, but you'd be awarded a percentage of the value of the boat and cargo based on the difficulty and risk you took doing the salvage (and other factors). If the owner decides it's not worth it to pay, you get the boat.

Although, I doubt anyone would want the risk of being responsible for environmental issues that could happen.

Most likely, the owner will took a contract with a company to rescue the boat. That isn't a salvage. Usually cheaper.
 
2012-03-24 04:18:42 AM

ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twicethree times the size with a lot less people in it

 
2012-03-24 04:37:59 AM

Kanemano: ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twicethree times the size with a lot less people in it


and flat, nearly featureless and damn near the same color all the way around

I'm amazed anything gets found at all
 
2012-03-24 04:43:29 AM
A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"
 
2012-03-24 04:47:43 AM
Also check on top of nearby buildings.

ryanseacrest.com
 
2012-03-24 04:51:07 AM

gopher321: A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"


Well, except for all the ghosts of the departed Japanese fisherman cockblocking you, I'd say that's a good plan.
 
2012-03-24 05:02:57 AM

Shadowknight: gopher321: A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"

Well, except for all the ghosts of the departed Japanese fisherman cockblocking you, I'd say that's a good plan.


I thought "Happy Penis Fun Time" was like a religion or something over there. Shouldn't they be helping?
/IMPOSSIBRU!
 
2012-03-24 05:24:47 AM
This is why you always sew a name tag in the waistband of your boat.
 
2012-03-24 06:39:01 AM

Ambitwistor: Also check on top of nearby buildings.


I'd love to know how they got that down. It looks in pretty good shape, was it salvaged or did they cut it up?
 
2012-03-24 06:46:50 AM

NC140: Shadowknight: gopher321: A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"

Well, except for all the ghosts of the departed Japanese fisherman cockblocking you, I'd say that's a good plan.

I thought "Happy Penis Fun Time" was like a religion or something over there. Shouldn't they be helping?
/IMPOSSIBRU!


While they are perverts over there, their definition of a kinky good time might not be the same as yours. Las thing you need when trying to keep it up is some Japanese ghost releasing a live octopus into your sheets while jerking off over your heads.

/stereotypes are wrong
//but funny
 
2012-03-24 07:02:20 AM
"Hundreds of thousands of jobs in Washington state depend on our healthy marine ecosystems. We can't afford to wait until more tsunami debris washes ashore to understand its potential impact on Washington state's 10.8 billion dollar coastal economy. And we can't afford to cut the NOAA marine debris program by 25 percent with no plan in place for Japanese tsunami debris," said Sen. Cantwell.

Translation: those all those furiners are taking our jerbs!

While it's pretty much the fault of context, Senator Cantwell is coming off as a bit of a dick here.
 
2012-03-24 07:09:14 AM
FYI

A lot of Japanese kept thier money in the house or boat rather than banks. They have found millions of yen in various containers here.

Happy hunting!
 
2012-03-24 07:16:09 AM

Flint Ironstag: Ambitwistor: Also check on top of nearby buildings.

I'd love to know how they got that down. It looks in pretty good shape, was it salvaged or did they cut it up?


Two cranes (new window)
 
2012-03-24 07:54:39 AM
Time to put the ol' tug boat to sea for some sweet sweet salvage rights.
 
2012-03-24 07:57:59 AM

Shadowknight: gopher321: A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"

Well, except for all the ghosts of the departed Japanese fisherman cockblocking you, I'd say that's a good plan.


...and the smell of fish. You'll never get rid of that.
 
2012-03-24 08:02:44 AM
well the west coast could advertise itself as the place to be this year for beach combers.
 
2012-03-24 08:19:44 AM

Bruce the Deuce:
...and the smell of fish. You'll never get rid of that.


Considering the type of women you'd get with a boat named the H.M.S. Chickmagnet, I doubt anyone would notice.

/Smells a Quagmire story coming on
 
2012-03-24 08:22:24 AM

aearra: well the west coast could advertise itself as the place to be this year for beach combers.


Nick and Relic frown on your suggestion.
www.untoldentertainment.com
 
2012-03-24 08:32:56 AM

EngineerAU: Bruce the Deuce:
...and the smell of fish. You'll never get rid of that.

Considering the type of women you'd get with a boat named the H.M.S. Chickmagnet, I doubt anyone would notice.

/Smells a Quagmire story coming on


"Smells like the shiat house door off a tuna trawler."
 
2012-03-24 08:42:46 AM

Bruce the Deuce: Shadowknight: gopher321: A new coat of paint, a new flag on the mast and Presto! "Scent of the Lotus Flower" is now "H.M.S. Chickmagnet"

Well, except for all the ghosts of the departed Japanese fisherman cockblocking you, I'd say that's a good plan.

...and the smell of fish. You'll never get rid of that.


Get the right women, mostly outdoorsy types like my wife who enjoy fishing, that might actually work for you.
 
2012-03-24 08:46:57 AM

dstanley: Flint Ironstag: Ambitwistor: Also check on top of nearby buildings.

I'd love to know how they got that down. It looks in pretty good shape, was it salvaged or did they cut it up?

Two cranes (new window)


Cool. Now how did they get it from sitting on dry land next to the house back to the water. You can't just leave me in suspense here!
 
2012-03-24 09:11:26 AM

Flint Ironstag: Cool. Now how did they get it from sitting on dry land next to the house back to the water. You can't just leave me in suspense here!


We're gonna need three cranes, if we're going to have to suspend him too.
 
2012-03-24 09:21:28 AM
Is the orchestra still on board?
 
2012-03-24 09:47:29 AM

ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twice the size with a lot less people in it


This is why one of the first things they teach us in the Navy is to never, ever, ever fall overboard (if you can help it of course). If nobody actually sees you go over, you'll probably never be found.

Also why people adrift in lifeboats have gone 80+ days or more without being seen.

One of the ships I was on almost ran over a small fishing boat once because it didn't show up on radar and the lookouts didn't spot it until it was close aboard. During the day, too.

Be interesting to see what kind of condition the ship is in after that trip.
 
2012-03-24 10:27:13 AM

Gleeman: Be interesting to see what kind of condition the ship is in after that trip.


Hopefully the holds were empty, or else it will probably have 100,000lbs of rotten fish on board.
 
2012-03-24 10:42:17 AM

clear_prop: Gleeman: Be interesting to see what kind of condition the ship is in after that trip.

Hopefully the holds were empty, or else it will probably have 100,000lbs of rotten fish on board.


I'm reminded of a blind date I had one time, but that's not important right now ;)
 
2012-03-24 10:58:58 AM

Ambitwistor: Also check on top of nearby buildings.

[ryanseacrest.com image 594x409]


I think they just doubled the amount of rentable floor space.
 
2012-03-24 12:52:15 PM

clear_prop: Gleeman: Be interesting to see what kind of condition the ship is in after that trip.

Hopefully the holds were empty, or else it will probably have 100,000lbs of rotten fish on board.


Smells like Saturday night at the singles bar?

/be here all week

But seriously, my thoughts were what the ocean could do to a small, adrift ship that can't maneuver to the seas.
 
2012-03-24 01:05:41 PM

Gleeman: clear_prop: Gleeman: Be interesting to see what kind of condition the ship is in after that trip.

Hopefully the holds were empty, or else it will probably have 100,000lbs of rotten fish on board.

Smells like Saturday night at the singles bar?

/be here all week

But seriously, my thoughts were what the ocean could do to a small, adrift ship that can't maneuver to the seas.


There was a thread about this a few months back; a small fishing boat was found after a year or so.
 
2012-03-24 01:48:16 PM

Gleeman: But seriously, my thoughts were what the ocean could do to a small, adrift ship that can't maneuver to the seas.


Rustle and rust it: Link (new window)
 
2012-03-24 02:03:00 PM

ktybear: Kanemano: ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twicethree times the size with a lot less people in it

and flat, nearly featureless and damn near the same color all the way around

I'm amazed anything gets found at all


It was almost certainly found by a patrol plane's radar.
 
2012-03-24 03:14:58 PM
Flint Ironstag:
"Cool. Now how did they get it from sitting on dry land next to the house back to the water. You can't just leave me in suspense here!"



Watch the video. They don't. It gets put on the ground. Judging from the appearance of the rest of the nearby neighborhood, they can't get it anywhere. I would expect that the owners( if alive) will inspect it and deem it seaworthy or salvage it and just cut it up there and take the pieces away.
 
2012-03-24 03:22:04 PM

FlippityFlap: Flint Ironstag:
"Cool. Now how did they get it from sitting on dry land next to the house back to the water. You can't just leave me in suspense here!"



Watch the video. They don't. It gets put on the ground. Judging from the appearance of the rest of the nearby neighborhood, they can't get it anywhere. I would expect that the owners( if alive) will inspect it and deem it seaworthy or salvage it and just cut it up there and take the pieces away.


They probably used roller airbags ^. Put some roller airbags under the ship, and then just roll it into the water. Very common method of salvaging ships/barges.
 
2012-03-24 03:42:12 PM
In the last couple years I have found a surfboard, shop-vac, wakeboard, brand new lumber, a bucket, crab float, boat bumper, and lots of plastic water bottles on the beach.

The next few years might be interesting, except for the feet, I can do without finding those.
 
2012-03-24 05:08:36 PM
fusionanomaly.net
 
2012-03-24 05:48:32 PM

Hongcouver: In the last couple years I have found a surfboard, shop-vac, wakeboard, brand new lumber, a bucket, crab float, boat bumper, and lots of plastic water bottles on the beach.

The next few years might be interesting, except for the feet, I can do without finding those.


The only thing you might find are some bones in a boot (there was a thread about people finding those).

You know what else I keep thinking? The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami brought in millions of cash. Anyone ever hear of anything similar in this case? No? Why would that be?
 
2012-03-24 05:49:20 PM

flexflint: Gleeman: But seriously, my thoughts were what the ocean could do to a small, adrift ship that can't maneuver to the seas.

Rustle and rust it: Link (new window)


Thanks!
 
2012-03-24 05:56:49 PM
This is the first large piece of debris found on the West Coast following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago.

i don't see anything in the article that says (or even indicates) that the boat is debris. just because it got washed out to sea and drifted here doesn't make it debris. it's a boat, and the owner would love to have it back.
 
2012-03-24 07:03:07 PM

mantoast: ktybear: Kanemano: ransack.: Oznog: I know the sea's a big place and all, but I still find it remarkable that you could have an unattended 150ft boat sailing the globe and nobody ever knew about it for a year.

you aren't grasping how huuuuuge the ocean really is.. things get lost on land, and the ocean is twicethree times the size with a lot less people in it

and flat, nearly featureless and damn near the same color all the way around

I'm amazed anything gets found at all

It was almost certainly found by a patrol plane's radar.


In the middle of a giant mass of other radar reflective objects floating over from the Tsunami including cars.

I think I recall seeing more than one boat in pictures of the debris field floating towards us from right after the tsunami, I expect they'll be more and aren't surprised about this one. It almost sounds like some here think this one is fake or a conspiracy or something.

/ Occam's razor
 
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