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post #21 of Old 09-03-2008
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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?
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