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Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

I saw a sailboat on the hard with damage from hitting a shipping container back in the 80's, and it was scary. There was a several foot gash under the waterline that went through the outer skin & core the only thing that stopped the boat from sinking was the inner layup.

As for container tracking, there are several companies that provide it as the US Military tracks it's containers going in and out of theater as theft is a major concern as lots of the stuff we ship we really don't want to get in the hands of the bad guys.
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? A container filled with ping-pong balls has to be pretty rare. It's expensive to ship air.
How about a container filled with Rubber Duckies?

'Moby-Duck': When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea : NPR
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As for container tracking, there are several companies that provide it as the US Military tracks it's containers going in and out of theater as theft is a major concern as lots of the stuff we ship we really don't want to get in the hands of the bad guys.
Somehow I don't think the US Military are going to shove their stuff in an ordinary shipping container and send it FedEx.. Sure, the technology is out there - you can track your car too if you don't want the bad guys to get it - but, as we've already discussed here, the reason container tracking isn't commercially in common use has nothing to do with the technology.

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How about a container filled with Rubber Duckies?

'Moby-Duck': When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea : NPR
FWIW, I've seen a container full of stuffed toy rabbits tear apart and sink off Singapore Strait - that was very impressive: Bunnies all over the ocean!!
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FWIW, I've seen a container full of stuffed toy rabbits tear apart and sink off Singapore Strait - that was very impressive: Bunnies all over the ocean!!
"my bunnies lie over the ocean....."
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"my bunnies lie over the ocean....."
BWAHAHAHA!!...

That's good. I like that.
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