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03-11-2013 09:34 PM
Classic30
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
"my bunnies lie over the ocean....."
BWAHAHAHA!!...

That's good. I like that.
03-11-2013 09:10 PM
mad_machine
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post


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....."
03-11-2013 07:38 PM
Classic30
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Originally Posted by T37SOLARE View Post
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!!
03-08-2013 08:44 PM
mad_machine
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
? 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
03-08-2013 07:59 PM
T37SOLARE
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.
03-08-2013 07:39 PM
casey1999
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Yes...and I am still looking for my royalty check for publishing those pics of mine that I graciously gave to that author of that article...

Clay AA3JY
s/v 'Tango'
Author says it was a coutesy:
"Photos courtesy Clay Owen"
03-08-2013 07:27 PM
aa3jy
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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Ocean Navigator recently had a good article on all of this. Even address planting locator beacons on them:
A legendary offshore danger - Ocean Navigator - March/April 2013
Yes...and I am still looking for my royalty check for publishing those pics of mine that I graciously gave to that author of that article...

Clay AA3JY
s/v 'Tango'
03-08-2013 04:51 PM
casey1999
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

Ocean Navigator recently had a good article on all of this. Even address planting locator beacons on them:
A legendary offshore danger - Ocean Navigator - March/April 2013
03-08-2013 02:57 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

I think the lost container situation is a lot lower risk than the wood floating around here. A big deadhead can do as much or more damage than a container (they sink when you hit them then come up like a vertical torpedo). It is a routine risk around here - keeping a proper watch is all it takes to avoid them (usually )

Night sailing is different of course.
03-08-2013 11:00 AM
ShoalFinder
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

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The containers did fall off a barge bound for Gitmo.

Doh! If only there had been a link... Doh!!! Doh!!!

Apologies. I will now sit in the corner with my dunce cap on!
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