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post #69 of Old 02-13-2013
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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

It's a crap situation and the Navy is to blame. But at this point what would you have them do?

The Navy will have to pay someone. They Navy is not in the ecological salvage industry. The Navy does salvage, but not on the order of what's being proposed. It's not that the Navy doesn't care- the reality is "what are their options?" There is no magic wand to make it all go away.

In the Navy of my day, they'd have had several tugs pull the wreck to deep water and deep six it so it could become part of the reef itself, just like the other wrecks that lie in deep water not so very far from this wreck.

Last edited by ShoalFinder; 02-13-2013 at 06:21 PM.
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