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    Dive a Car?

    1,400 Mitsubishi vehicles lost in shipping tragedy

    A huge mess for the environment. Sad. Can't understand how this happens in some of the most controlled waters in the world.

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    Yeah. the four hundred cars on the bootom of the ocean is a much bigger issue than the 6 missing crewmen.

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    As said the 6 missing crewmeen are the problem. Given the water temp, even if they made it off the ship alive they will have drowned/died of hypothermia before the search was stood down.
    A sad day.
    As to the cars, they'll probably not have fluids in them so the environmental impact will be very low.

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    Re: Dive a Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon A  View Original Post
    As to the cars, they'll probably not have fluids in them so the environmental impact will be very low.
    Most (all?) of the time they are driven aboard. So, I wouldnt bet on it. But on second thoughts, there are certainly less in the cars than in the ships bulk tanks

    But this will be taken care of by the authorities, cant have that amount of oil risking pollution of the coastal line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsx  View Original Post
    Yeah. the four hundred cars on the bootom of the ocean is a much bigger issue than the 6 missing crewmen.
    Apologies - No idea about the missing crewmen.

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    Re: Dive a Car?

    Most controlled section of the sea? Imagine New York traffic. Imagine all the traffic lights and cops to control that traffic. Then image driving down 14th / 3rd (wherever the hell that is) in something that takes five city blocks to stop. Isn't too hard to imagine all that in the English Channel really. One guy runs a red light and then it really hits the fan.

    At some point in time - probably when it is too late - we'll need to be more worried about environmental cost than we are about the human cost.

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    Re: Dive a Car?

    It happened in coastal waters close to my home.
    As soon as weather permits, the ship's fuel will be extracted. Depth is not an issue, the North Sea is only 30m deep at that area.

    Cargo was indeed 1400 Mitsubishi cars. Reminded us of the Tricolore that sunk around 3 years ago loaded with premium cars (Volvo, Bmw etc...)

    they had to guard the scrap what was brought ashore to prevent thieves of stealing chassis & serialnumber tags...

    anyone needing Mitsubishi spare parts ?

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    Re: Dive a Car?

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    The video was very funny to watch. Thanks.
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    The video was very funny to watch. Thanks.
    I love the bit where he says " we didn't kill them".
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