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(WTKR)   You know it was a bad storm when a 751-foot cargo ship washes up on the beach   (wtkr.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, high wind, Virginia Beach, cargo ship, Cargo ship runs aground, container ships, storms, beaches  
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12160 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Apr 2014 at 11:56 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-16 10:29:15 AM  
3 votes:
Viral marketing for the new Godzilla film due out next month.
2014-04-16 02:37:51 PM  
1 vote:
Where were you when the ship hit the span?
2014-04-16 01:30:15 PM  
1 vote:

MooseBayou: Walker: AverageAmericanGuy: Can I keep it?

Please?

Finders keepers.

You might be surprised what you can finder/keeper on the high seas.  Admiralty Laws, rights of salvage, and all that.  You can't keep any of the people, though.

Run out there in your dinghy, and put a tow rope on the bow.  It's yours.


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Well. There goes out salvage boys.
2014-04-16 12:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
Now they can unload the cargo right on to the beach.
2014-04-16 12:19:50 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: probesport: AverageAmericanGuy: Can I keep it?

Please?

If there are people on board, no.

YOU SUCK I HATE YOU


Go to your room, NOW!
2014-04-16 12:17:19 PM  
1 vote:

Tom_Slick: MooseBayou: Run out there in your dinghy, and put a tow rope on the bow. It's yours.

Not quite, if you had a Tug boat and were able to free the vessel you then have right to bill the owners for the retrieval, if they then don't pay you get to keep the ship. IIRC the going rate for freeing a grounded vessel is between $100-$200 a foot, so it can be a sizable payday.


Yeah, you have to be able to propel the equipment.  The going rate for a 5,000 HP tug to standby or to free a grounded ship, in 1980 was about $1,000.00 per day.  I couldn't guess what the day rate would be now.

Maybe, just maybe, if you had just the right dinghy, and just the right propulsion mechanism ...
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2014-04-16 12:05:43 PM  
1 vote:

MooseBayou: My guess is that they must have lost main engine power.  No prudent mariner just allows his anchor to be dragged.


Some people pay good money to get a decent anchor dragging these days.
2014-04-16 11:59:42 AM  
1 vote:

probesport: AverageAmericanGuy: Can I keep it?

Please?

If there are people on board, no.


YOU SUCK I HATE YOU
 
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