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post #27 of Old 07-25-2012
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Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
I want me A Brent Swain design so bad it Drives me nuts!
Just to show you what is right down the street....


PS: Confirmed all the red you see in the picture is dust...

As far as shipping containers, down here in south FL I have heard a few mentions of container collisions just as when I was in Houston. Apparently if your near shipping lanes and also near jet streams you somehow end up with them submerged and displacing between 25k-50k! That is a lot of brick wall to run into submerged in the middle of nowhere. I only know of about 4 stories including a well publicized one a few years ago down here. I am sure someone that hangs around freight centers or large charters could tell you plenty if you are in such an area.

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