SailNet Community - View Single Post - How can you sleep at night?
View Single Post
post #21 of Old 09-03-2008
0verdrive
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pegasus1457 View Post
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
That's twice that I've read comments about the possibility of hitting containers. Granted, I don't know much about sailing, but I'm curious if this is a peril to actually be concerned about? (Do ships hit containers often?) On one hand, I'd think you'd certainly want to keep an eye out. On the other, how likely are you to see what I imagine would be a partially submerged container?
0verdrive is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome