Russian Ship Adrift Off BC Coast,,,,,

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JFC
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Russian Ship Adrift Off BC Coast,,,,,

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All.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.2805168

Incident started off the coast of BC last Thursday in regard to this small Russian Container Vessel.

Chumming the water for those concerned about the risks related to increased oil tanker traffic on the west coast.

Lots of pontification from many sectors speaking out about ships and shipboard operations that it is obvious to the professional mariners they know little or nothing about.......on both fore and against support sides!!

Enjoy!

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I wonder what some of those misinformed individuals would say when they learn that the container ship that brought their cell phones, computers and who knows what else through the same shipping lane to Vancouver or Seattle would most likely have had up to 20 times more fuel in their tanks.
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LOL Dave.
One of the papers had as a title: Broken Ship off of BC coast.
As we all know, the ship was not broken, it was an entire ship as the bow had not fallen off!

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I also live on vacouver island. The headlines anytime anything marine related occurs always make me giggle / cringe. You'd think the locals would know a little more, being victoria and all...

I constantly ask people how they plan on getting oil to the island sans tankers...all I get are blank stares. Apparently I'm the dumb one!

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Just a standard Salvage job, Lloyd's Open Form nothing remarkable.
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I saw something about a faulty oil heater. Anyone know why the ship had no propulsion?


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I recall it being known as the land of the newly wed, over fed and nearly dead, when I lived there in the early '80s
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