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Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?
So... if shipping lanes are pretty well established and followed, and we have decades upon decades of shipping history on the seas... it's safe to assume the sea floor under these lanes are stacked fairly deep with containers?
I wonder if anyone has ever surveyed the sea floor under the major lanes and taken a container count or estimation.
Containers don't fall off ships all that often. If they did no one would ever get their stuff. And, as Hartley said, it's a big ocean. Besides, shipping lanes aren't exactly like freeway lanes; two ships going from San Francisco to Yokohoma might have tracks that diverge by tens or hundreds of miles, depending on the weather, other traffic, et cetera.
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