Re: There goes another DX order...
Think about how much stuff you buy at the store, that is wrapped in plastic, and displaces so little that it would be very buoyant if placed in the water. Then think about a container full of something like that, and it's not hard to figure that it would take a long time to sink, even if it did have holes to let water into the container.
Container companies know there is little chance of one of their containers being traced back to them, after causing damage to some small boat. And, it's all about the dollars.
If a company knows it would cost less to pay for the amount of death and destruction they expect something they are responsible for to cause, than to fix the problem, guess what they are going to do?
They make decisions like this with their calculators, not with their hearts or consciences.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico