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  • Originally posted by rufus View Post
    Are there like, heavy duty industrial strength airbags that they could position around the hull and inflate, sort of just lift it off the sandbar? or at least, lighten its footprint enough that the tugs can pull it away?
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    Originally posted by SanTropez
    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
    Originally posted by Kepler
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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    • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

      Isn't there a project underway to widen the Panama Canal or is that already finished?
      They opened a new set of locks in 2016 (the original design was two lanes of locks, they added a 3rd lane of locks that were wider and deeper)

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      • Unlike the Panama Canal, the Suez doesn't have any locks, if I recall, correct.

        So no way to flood that portion of the canal to raise the boat?
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        • Originally posted by aparch View Post
          Unlike the Panama Canal, the Suez doesn't have any locks, if I recall, correct.

          So no way to flood that portion of the canal to raise the boat?
          Right, I think it's sea level at the way through. It was very easy for them to originally dig Suez, and Panama was a nightmare in comparison.

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          • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
            Time to bring back the Silk Road. Uzbekistan's moment in the sun!
            PRC's working on it.
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            • Almost wonder if they'll have to build a ramp from to offload some of that crap to try to lighten it
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              • It feels like this is an excuse to take the sea shanty craze too far.

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                Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                Test to see if I can add this.

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                • This helped me appreciate the magnitude of the issue. It is, to scale, the portion of the ship that is aground.



                  Note the excavator is included.
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                  • That excavator is going to go for $5M on eBay someday....
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                    • Just musing on the math related to 20,000 containers. To unload the ship without the automated, high-speed overhead gantry cranes and no rail cars to load them onto - figure you could maybe get one container off every 15 minutes? That's nearly 7 months to unload.... Yikes.
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                      • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
                        Just musing on the math related to 20,000 containers. To unload the ship without the automated, high-speed overhead gantry cranes and no rail cars to load them onto - figure you could maybe get one container off every 15 minutes? That's nearly 7 months to unload.... Yikes.
                        they don't have to unload everything, but it seems like moving it will involve some combination of reducing the weight by off loading some combination of fuel/ballast water/containers, digging/dredging around the bow and stern, plus doing the move at high tide.

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                        • Management's thoughts on the Suez incident.

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                          • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
                            Just musing on the math related to 20,000 containers. To unload the ship without the automated, high-speed overhead gantry cranes and no rail cars to load them onto - figure you could maybe get one container off every 15 minutes? That's nearly 7 months to unload.... Yikes.
                            I think 15 is high. I'm guessing with a couple of choppers you could get that down to 10 minutes, maybe less. Especially if you don't give a fuck about the containers or their contents. Plus like bass said, you only need some off. We're still talking 2-6 weeks after equipment arrives.
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                            Originally posted by SanTropez
                            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                            Originally posted by Kepler
                            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                            • Just saw a tweet from cnn saying they need to excavate 20,000 cubic meters of sand. Quick math says 90x90x90.

                              Dats a big hole.
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                              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                              Originally posted by SanTropez
                              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                              • It takes 14 days to go around Africa. How long before ships just start doing that?
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