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Oct 24, 2021 - 7:51:45 AM

bubbalouie

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15481 posts since 9/27/2007

This happened yesterday! Yikes! I wonder if ship was over loaded.
timescolonist.com/news/local/c....24365674

Oct 24, 2021 - 8:36:30 AM
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3934 posts since 7/8/2010

As a former crewmember on an aircraft carrier, I can tell you folks that nothing has ever scared me more than the smell of smoke while floating around with 3500 other guys in a ship full if diesel and jet fuel.

Oct 24, 2021 - 8:39:31 AM

figmo59

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Me guess...
Probly ..not...

Oct 24, 2021 - 8:48:05 AM
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15350 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

This happened yesterday! Yikes! I wonder if ship was over loaded.
timescolonist.com/news/local/c....24365674


This kind of thing happens more often than you'd think.

There's a website I follow called gcaptain.com - you can sign up for free daily updates. If it has to do with ships, shipping or weird stuff on the waters, you'll probably read about it there.

Oct 24, 2021 - 8:54:33 AM
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10558 posts since 8/22/2006

Humm wonder what was in the containers lost? Hummm wonder what started the fire? Hummm wonder how much the owners of this vessel are losing with it not being able to unload. I’m having a lot of hummm moments. Maritime insurance must be at a high premium.

Oct 24, 2021 - 10:24:42 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/cargo-ship-on-fire-off-victoria-b-c-while-combustible-containers-float-in-strait-of-juan-de-fuca/ another perspective.

Ha!Ha! Al! you are being sarcastic right?! They all are! 

I drove down to the shore to see it. I could see it in the distance but visibility is not that great!

Edited by - bubbalouie on 10/24/2021 10:26:42

Oct 24, 2021 - 11:15:33 AM
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887 posts since 10/4/2018

I wonder if the smoking lamp was lit?

Edited by - Good Buddy on 10/24/2021 11:16:03

Oct 24, 2021 - 4:50:25 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

When I got gas this morning i saw a cab driver lady I know and she said that people in our neighbourhood said they could smell smoke from the fire. Her son is a commercial crab fisherman & said this could be devastating.

I woke up one morning here & could smell smoke through the open window. Not a nice wood smoke smell but the smell of burning building materials. I went up town & the bank & some other businesses had burned up!

I can hear the fog horn & big draggers out there sometimes. Living on the river you can see the fog banks going up when you are looking down on it. We can smell low tide if the wind is blowing right.

Oct 24, 2021 - 5:12:25 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

 

 

East of  Here.

Oct 24, 2021 - 6:38:35 PM
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Brian T

Canada

18842 posts since 6/5/2008

The vessel hit extremely wild seas at the western entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Containers are just stacked, they are not secured. In the heavy weather, 40 containers were lost.
Unlike the claim of the Seattle Times, the floating containers are NOT known to be on fire.

Would be neat if you had a tug and a barge with a winch to go grab those containers. 100% marine salvage. Might be some neat stuff to sell off.

Next, a fire breaks out and 2 containers are loaded with flammable material, complicating the suppression. The crew is off the boat, water cannons are cooling the surroundings.

It won't be news tomorrow.

Oct 24, 2021 - 11:39:19 PM
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Paul R

Canada

15140 posts since 1/28/2010

More info: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fire-container-ship-hazardous-materials-1.6223180

It's the weather that's thrown a spanner into these works.

Hope you're doing okay, Bob.

Oct 26, 2021 - 5:16:09 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

Oct 26, 2021 - 5:24:19 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

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Oct 26, 2021 - 6:58:15 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

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Oct 27, 2021 - 1:26:47 PM
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12667 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by dflowers

As a former crewmember on an aircraft carrier, I can tell you folks that nothing has ever scared me more than the smell of smoke while floating around with 3500 other guys in a ship full if diesel and jet fuel.


Talk about a floating bomb, my dad was a radio officer for Standard Oil of New Jersey aboard oil tankers ..... carrying hundreds of thousands of gallons of flammable liquid.  He was also a Merchant Marine aboard tankers during WW II, the most hazardous branch of service during the war.  I am sure that of all the things they feared it was a torpedo during the war or a fire during peacetime.

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:59:48 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by dflowers

As a former crewmember on an aircraft carrier, I can tell you folks that nothing has ever scared me more than the smell of smoke while floating around with 3500 other guys in a ship full if diesel and jet fuel.


Talk about a floating bomb, my dad was a radio officer for Standard Oil of New Jersey aboard oil tankers ..... carrying hundreds of thousands of gallons of flammable liquid.  He was also a Merchant Marine aboard tankers during WW II, the most hazardous branch of service during the war.  I am sure that of all the things they feared it was a torpedo during the war or a fire during peacetime.


Banjolink, your Dad was a brave man to handle that kind of duty.

Can you imagine what it must have been like to wait for a radio message, "Submarine spotted three miles out".

Oct 27, 2021 - 3:27:43 PM
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12667 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by dflowers
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by dflowers

As a former crewmember on an aircraft carrier, I can tell you folks that nothing has ever scared me more than the smell of smoke while floating around with 3500 other guys in a ship full if diesel and jet fuel.


Talk about a floating bomb, my dad was a radio officer for Standard Oil of New Jersey aboard oil tankers ..... carrying hundreds of thousands of gallons of flammable liquid.  He was also a Merchant Marine aboard tankers during WW II, the most hazardous branch of service during the war.  I am sure that of all the things they feared it was a torpedo during the war or a fire during peacetime.


Banjolink, your Dad was a brave man to handle that kind of duty.

Can you imagine what it must have been like to wait for a radio message, "Submarine spotted three miles out".

 


Thanks Don .... and like most WW II veterans, he never talked about it.  He died of cancer when I was 15.  My aunts (his sisters) all blamed it on the fumes, etc. from working on a tanker, but I don't know how they came to that conclusion.  It could have contributed, but back in the 60's people did not question things like that as much as now.

Nov 1, 2021 - 11:24:59 AM
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Owen

Canada

9793 posts since 6/5/2011

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