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Re: This is crazy
That is crazy... hadn't heard about that at all before this.
Whether or not the govt is on solid ground, it seems irresponsible to let such a large vessel drift. How can such a large unlit object NOT present a hazard to shipping and other water traffic?
I suppose the whole liability issue is murky.. who abandoned it, who took the towing contract, who 'paid' for it, etc.
I'd be ticked if I was on the Irish coast and suddenly had to deal with 'someone else's problem'...
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)