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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts
As a case in point, it seems the salvors for the Costa Concordia
stuff-up are currently fixing the wreck in position, planning to re-float it and then tow it away to be cut up - to avoid precisely what I describe above. ...and they're saying it'll be the largest effort of it's type ever.
If a bunch of civilians have the wherewithall to do that with one of the world's largest passenger liners, surely the Mighty US Navy can do something similiar with this tiny ship?
..or maybe they just don't give a stuff?
well.. I imagine they would have to cut away part of the reef to get in there to patch the Guardian up enough to refloat her. At this point it may be best to strip her where she sits, clean her out as best then can.. weigh her down, and yank.. and once clear, she drops to the bottom to become part of the reef she damaged
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha
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