S.S. America shipwreck

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  1. blues_n_cues

    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    pretty cool story & pics-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_America_(1939)

    On New Year's Eve 1993, American Star left Greece for the last time, towed by Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67.

    The one hundred day tow began; American Star and Neftegaz 67 entered a thunderstorm in the Atlantic. The tow lines broke and six or more men were sent aboard American Star to reattach the emergency tow lines. This proved unsuccessful. Two other towboats were called to assist Neftegaz 67. On 17 January, the crew aboard American Star was rescued by helicopter. The ship was left adrift. On 18 January, the ship ran aground off the west coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.


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  3. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    those's are great photos B&C.

    the whole life of the boat told in one photo. Rocks turned into money and now it's being recycled back into those rocks again. they're even the same color rocks as the iron rust on the boat.

    they say it takes 10,000 years for atoms to escape the earth. I guess these atoms have a while to go before they become air.

    Water is in a process of moving upwards, so this boat will endup at the bottom of the ocean like everything that's ever lived in the ocean.
    and anything which sticks above the water is to be pushed into the substance by space. that's why it's got a flat surface.

    Don't they say every shipping business has/will go out of business because of the ocean?
    and all insurance companies who offer marine insurance has also gone bankrupt from the hundreds of thousands of ship wreaks over the years.

    the ocean is only slightly moving and it does this stuff to huge boats.
     
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    What a gorgeous shot.
     
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    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Ship happens.
     
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  6. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    yeah it's a great photo! I've looked at it for 10 minutes straight. It's impressive!

    It will still be something tourists come to see. but they'll see it for other reasons than when it was new.

    I don't know how you'd calculate the size of the tow rope required to pull it through the ocean back to the USA.

    there must be lots of other things floating around out there. I've heard of stories of upset workers all abandoning ship once out at sea.
     
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    Söulcaster Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    +1 on the great photo....

    They should pull it out to sea and sink it, it would make a great diving attraction and artificial reef for the sea life.

    Peace
     
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    I agree. Anytime I see a shot like this online I copy them for wall paper lol.
     
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    I agree that artificial reefs are one of the best ideas, but this wreck is too far gone to prep it to be towed out far enough to sink. :(
     
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    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    haha It's got a big enough hole in the bottom don't you think so?

    It was suppose to sink sometime inbetween 1993 and 2015. hahaha! it's defying orders.
     
  12. blues_n_cues

    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    it can't sink because it's basically beached.

    here's the USS Oriskany being sunk for a reef.
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