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    The big, stuck boat


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    Cape of Good Hope, here we come!
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    Glad this wasn't in the canals upstate...

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    They’re already having a hard enough time of it with no water in the canals yet too.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I'd venture that the vessel was sending a message, vis it's route, prior to entering the Suez.

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    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Wow. That was a sad view into the mind of a sad girl.

    “Yesterday, with only a few minutes left in my weekly Zoom appointment with my therapist, I decided to derail the proceedings to ask her what I believed was an essential question. It had nothing to do with my fear of vulnerability or difficulty asking for help; in fact, it had nothing to do with me at all.

    Had she seen the stuck boat?”
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    At least it isn't Stuckathuntermtn.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Wow. That was a sad view into the mind of a sad girl.

    “Yesterday, with only a few minutes left in my weekly Zoom appointment with my therapist, I decided to derail the proceedings to ask her what I believed was an essential question. It had nothing to do with my fear of vulnerability or difficulty asking for help; in fact, it had nothing to do with me at all.

    Had she seen the stuck boat?”
    I don't know. Seemed to find humor in the situation. Imagine being stuck on one of those boats.

    Lord, those things are huge. You look at the distant shot of that boat, and remind yourself that one of those boxes is the size of a trailer on a large truck.

    I wonder if you can see the pyramids from the top of that boat. Ancient follies meet the modern world.

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    That grounding happened due to heavy weather, the water would have been flatter than piss on a plate but a 50 km wind hitting it broadside sent it sideways, along with the incidents of toppled containers I been wondering if they have just made these ships too big and unseaworthy in the effort to carry more boxes and they are driving them in any weather instead of holing up ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Wow. That was a sad view into the mind of a sad girl.

    “Yesterday, with only a few minutes left in my weekly Zoom appointment with my therapist, I decided to derail the proceedings to ask her what I believed was an essential question. It had nothing to do with my fear of vulnerability or difficulty asking for help; in fact, it had nothing to do with me at all.

    Had she seen the stuck boat?”
    It's a humor piece, for dog's sake.

    I love this picture, for the perspective it gives on the size of the boat.
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    Also for how fucked the boat is. I have a hard time getting my kayak that far on shore.

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    Got out of China
    On a boat
    Going to Rotterdam
    Sailing a Panamax
    Before a following sea

    She was making for the
    Suez Canal on the outside
    On an uphill run
    To Rotterdam bay

    Off the wind on the heading
    Lies the canal
    We got 2000 meters
    On the waterline nicely Making way

    From a noisy bar in Hong Kong
    I tried to call you
    But on a daytime watch
    I realized something had gone wrong

    I gooooootttttt Stu-uh-uk
    I got stuck in the canal!
    Think about all the money
    I am losing
    I think today might be
    My last day
    And you know it will
    And you know it will



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    Serious question here, but if they were to use some giant airbags under the bow of the ship to get it unstuck would that even work, even just to tip it out into the deeper part of the canal?

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    we can just get the boys to run over with the hydrovac after lunch

    probably will be hydro excavation and a favorable tide

    51 ships a day normaly so they are getting backed up and some are headed for the cape but some are to stuck in the lineup, its gona affect the price of many things

    a recommended buy on tiolet paper
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    @mtnjam: Those guys from Smit (the Dutch salvage company) bring some crazy tech to that game, I suppose that could be one idea they have. Have to be some big fuckin airbags though.

    I'd bet they use some sort of hydrojet to blast the sand away from it and free it but we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    Serious question here, but if they were to use some giant airbags under the bow of the ship to get it unstuck would that even work, even just to tip it out into the deeper part of the canal?
    Article on how they get it unstuck: https://www.bbc.com/news/56523659

    No mention of airbags, but there is mention of the problem of creating unequal weight distribution and breaking the boat in half. Airbags seem like they might present a similar issue.

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    They should take the little man from inside the boat...

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    The most expensive mistake in history? What are other contenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    The most expensive mistake in history? What are other contenders?
    Jeff Bezos divorcing Mackenzie has to be up there.
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    don’t worry about jeff, he done already made that money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Jeff Bezos divorcing Mackenzie has to be up there.
    I think the mistake happened before the divorce. And she divorced him, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    The most expensive mistake in history? What are other contenders?
    Chernobyl maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Jeff Bezos divorcing Mackenzie has to be up there.
    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Chernobyl maybe?
    Ya, true, but I guess I sort of meant just like one persons oops moment, not a complicated combination of poor design training, etc. Or just a failure or accident like the challenger.


    Bezos divorce has to be up there. Mindblowing to me we live in an era were dynastic wealth is created not even by building an empire but simply by divorcing one. Mindblwoing to me we think a woman deserves that much money just for getting divorced, and not like the valuation of how much she would have earned if she had chosen a career instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    They should take the little man from inside the boat...
    Let me hit it from the back, I won't catch a hernia

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    Wow That’s a seriously sexist and misogynistic take. Guessing you have zero idea of her level of involvement in early days of a garage officed Amazon


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