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Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by Rochin54 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Crazy - a ship swept away by the Japanese tsunami has drifted across the Pacific, in the wintertime, and is about 150 miles off the BC coast. The article is a little wrong evidently. The ship is 150ft, not 50. Pretty dang inmpressive to have floated that long. I'm looking forward to finding some treasures on the Oregon Coast!!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/24/tsunami-tossed-boat-spotted-off-western-canada/#ixzz1q3n8MzH0

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by blacksheep on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:27 pm

What a rough looking boat. It looks to me like it could have been abandoned before the tsunami.

It's here a year before they expect to see debris. Maybe because it's affected more by wind than current?


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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by Rochin54 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:21 pm

I imagine that over a year at sea does not do a boat's cosmetics any good.

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Post by blacksheep on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:49 pm

Rochin54 wrote:I imagine that over a year at sea does not do a boat's cosmetics any good.

Agreed, but I would think that much rust would take longer than a year.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:21 pm

Rochin54 wrote:I imagine that over a year at sea does not do a boat's cosmetics any good.
Well, you can see what happened to my car over the last year in Portland!! Razz



Spring cannot be that far off, can it? sunny

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:32 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
Rochin54 wrote:I imagine that over a year at sea does not do a boat's cosmetics any good.
Well, you can see what happened to my car over the last year in Portland!! Razz



Spring cannot be that far off, can it? sunny
Sure looks like spring to me. santa

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by Rochin54 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:41 am

Under maritime law, I think I would be able to claim ownership of that ship if I can board and occupy it, right?

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:20 am

Rochin54 wrote:Under maritime law, I think I would be able to claim ownership of that ship if I can board and occupy it, right?

I'll take a class next semester and get back to you on that....

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:14 am

Rochin54 wrote:Under maritime law, I think I would be able to claim ownership of that ship if I can board and occupy it, right?

No, but you might be tried for piracy. pirat

Better to arrange with the owner beforehand. You are typically entitled to a salvage fee.

Since the boat is or will soon be in Canadian territorial waters, the government will probably decide on environmental risk and decide what salvage arrangements will be made and bill the owner if they don't take charge of their vessel.

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by blacksheep on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:42 am

We were too late. That's a lot of scrap metal to send to the bottom of the ocean.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/05/11035347-tsunami-ghost-ship-to-be-sunk-by-us-coast-guard?lite

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:52 am

My favorite part:

sinking the vessel provides the Anacapa crew "a great way for them to put their skills to use," Wadlow said.

I'll keep that in mind the next time I take the dinghy out.

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by up7587 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:48 am

If one of us spilled 2,100 gallons of oil, it wouldn't be brushed off so lightly.
Besides, instead of a 25mm gun on a USCG cutter, why not this ship?

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:32 pm

up7587 wrote:If one of us spilled 2,100 gallons of oil, it wouldn't be brushed off so lightly.
Besides, instead of a 25mm gun on a USCG cutter, why not this ship?

A 25mm gun shell would cost a few bucks. The last publicly quoted price on even an obsolete Mk-48 torpedo (1978) is $894,000.
MK-48 ADCAP wire guided ones run between $2-$3 million a pop.

The MK-54 torpedoes are estimated to cost over $5 Million each.

It would be more fun though, especially the part where the sub crew listens to see if the torpedo is circling back.


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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by up7587 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:57 pm

If you're trying to save money, just contract with these guys.


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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:10 pm

Have you no sense of history or our mastery of the sky?


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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:25 pm

History? Well, then maybe if subs are to be involved, I lived in a town where Sgt. Ezra Lee, who piloted this thing, owned land.
If you want history, this would be the way.

( I LOVE the flintlock pistol hanging in the photo)
There in a replica in a museum in Patterson, NJ.


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Post by up7587 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:29 pm

Mastery of the sky? CVN 68 isn't too far away. Is that enough mastery for you?

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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by blacksheep on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:02 am

There were a lot of small pieces of styrofoam 5-20 miles offshore this weekend. I didn't go walking on the beach, but I would assume it's going to be hitting the beach in significant amounts this summer, if it hasn't already. Take a trash bag with you to the beach to do your part to pick it up.

We were able to drag our limits of halibut from the depths too Very Happy

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......and bodies too!

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:28 am

Still in British Columbia for a few more days, and we’ve done quite a bit of beach walking, but have little to report regarding Tsunami debris. We’ve come across Styrofoam, shoes (no feet in them for a change), and some fishing net, but nothing that could be identified as directly from Japan.

We did “stumble” across a beach near the University of British Columbia last week that was littered with bodies at this “clothing optional” place. Too much at once, I’m afraid.


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Post by blacksheep on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:38 am

DoubleDipper wrote:Still in British Columbia for a few more days, and we’ve done quite a bit of beach walking, but have little to report regarding Tsunami debris. We’ve come across Styrofoam, shoes (no feet in them for a change), and some fishing net, but nothing that could be identified as directly from Japan.

We did “stumble” across a beach near the University of British Columbia last week that was littered with bodies at this “clothing optional” place. Too much at once, I’m afraid.


Hey DD, Is that you on the left? Embarassed

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:53 pm

blacksheep wrote:Hey DD, Is that you on the left? Embarassed
Well, I hadn't really paid attention, but he is kinda "buff" isn't he!

No, I was at another part of the beach attempting to determine if the foot prints belonged to someone the UP basketball team should be recruiting. Razz


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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by blacksheep on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:50 pm

While I only saw small pieces of what I assumed to be Tsunami Debris, it has been confirmed that a large dock that washed up on Agate Beach is from the Japanese Tsunami.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Derelict-dock-washes-ashore-Agate-Beach-Newport-157360015.html


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Keep Off!

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:50 pm

Oregon Parks and Recreation sent out a short statement by email that said "The Japanese consulate has confirmed that the dock washed ashore at Agate Beach is debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan." “Agate Beach remains open, just stay off the dock that floated over from Japan.”
But it sure was nice of them to provide a ladder to help everyone stay off!


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Re: Tsunami Debris Ship SPotted off Canadian Coast

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:10 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
Oregon Parks and Recreation sent out a short statement by email that said "The Japanese consulate has confirmed that the dock washed ashore at Agate Beach is debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan." “Agate Beach remains open, just stay off the dock that floated over from Japan.”
But it sure was nice of them to provide a ladder to help everyone stay off!


Too bad, Japan. All your dock are belong to us.

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