Dockside Chat - Japanese trawler floats across to Canada..*Update..Coast Guard to sink her*

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03-24-2012, 05:52 PM
You would think someone would board here and claim salvage rights or try and get it back to the owners.

03-24-2012, 06:19 PM
That boat might glow at night. Do you think it is worth anything?

You can die trying.........

I think Navy target practice would be in order.

03-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Personally, even if it was legal to do so, I could not take anything from any victim of the tsunami. Profiting from the tragedy of others is the lowest form of humanity before sliding down into the realm of scum ... or maybe it is already scum-a-fied.

03-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Looks a little bigger than 50' to me. Maybe 50 meters....

03-25-2012, 06:06 AM
A year in the North Pacific. One lucky little ship.

03-25-2012, 08:42 AM
No kidding. I'd imagine that thing has had one hell of a 'crossing' :o

03-25-2012, 10:00 AM
It's still has its ancor dropped. Besides scrap metal, I'm sure everything is in pretty rough shape although it looks like it is holding up better than that Regulator did....

03-25-2012, 10:40 AM
Thats one hell of a "seaworthy" boat. Survives a tsunami right side up......

03-27-2012, 12:57 PM
With no bilge pumps going for a year? Damn, thats a helluva sales pitch for that builder...

Wonder how many more are out there bobbing around?

03-28-2012, 06:03 AM
make a good ad

03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
would make a nice reef

03-28-2012, 03:31 PM
would make a nice reef

Sure lets get the DEP and EPA in on this one, what could they find wrong that they'd want cleaned up before we sank her?

target practice for the navy or CG and then a reef sounds right but you know our gov.

03-28-2012, 03:36 PM
I hope it was empty before the tsunami hit.

Otherwise it'll be full of some ripe fish sauce.

03-28-2012, 07:23 PM
That's boat ain't got shit on my regulator!!

04-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Coast Guard to sink her..

04-05-2012, 02:54 PM
That makes scene, let the puddle pirates have some target practice.

04-05-2012, 02:57 PM
Thats one hell of a "seaworthy" boat. Survives a tsunami right side up......Yup that is one hell of a testimony for that boat!

04-05-2012, 02:59 PM
It's not over yet!

A Canadian fishing vessel on Thursday claimed salvage rights to the Japanese ghost ship that was dislodged and set adrift by last year's tsunami, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Spokesman Paul Webb says the Coast Guard will hold off on its planned sinking of the abandoned 164-foot Ryou-Un Maru until the 62-foot Bernice C arrives.
Webb said if the Canadians are unable to tow the ship, the Coast Guard will sink it as planned.

04-05-2012, 03:18 PM
I wish I was closer..I would love to board her and check everything out.

04-05-2012, 03:20 PM
That makes scene, let the puddle pirates have some target practice.

Puddle Pirates?! I resemble that remark. :mad::grin:

04-06-2012, 01:02 PM
Gone ( Crap video here. (

04-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Well at least the whale wars jackorfs didnt "occupy" the damn thing...

I say put some somoli pirates on her and then let Coasties have at it.

And the puddle pirate comment? ouch....those guys have my respect

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