Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Long Island NY
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I have often wondered ...
A lot depends on where you are. If you are in shipping lanes or close to land it is one thing...out of the lanes many single handers sleep for several hours at a time...check things...then go back to sleep. A radar alarm helps.
Does the radar paint an image of a 3/4 submerged container? I understand that some 10,000 of them (yes!) are lost from container ships each year.
And I bet they drift well away from the shipping lanes.
If you collide with a ship there is at last a chance
that someone on the ship notices, but with a container .... it's adios, baby
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