Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts
Originally Posted by mad_machine
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
I'm no salvage expert by any means, but given the expected outcomes of the on-going salvage efforts for two very recent cases of ships coming to grief in environmentally-sensitive areas, I'd have thought that the preferred (and likely most expensive, but then looking at the "Rena" budget, maybe not) and most responsible
thing to do would be to strip the wreck and refloat the hulk for scrap or otherwise...and not simply cut her up where she is, as proposed.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."