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post #4 of Old 02-23-2014
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Re: Sailors beware

I boat in the Gulf of Mexico and containers don't seem to be a big problem here. What we do see a lot of, is dredge pipes and the buoys that go with them, floating, that somehow get away from the dredge companies. (An Aegis cruiser being taken on high speed night runs, back in the 80s here from Ingalls, hit one one night at speed and was actually holed by it).

I used to have a picture, but can't find it, of a section of dredge pipe attached to two giant metal floats that washed up on the beach one morning. The idea of hitting that thing at night at the wrong angle was pretty scary.

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
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