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    Please tell me someone else saw this article. Is leaving an empty ship to seek its own fate out at sea even legal? It seems like it might be considered by some, what scientists at MIT call, a "hazard to navigation," but I guess no one in the canadian government was smart enough to go to MIT. Of course you all know that by MIT I don't mean the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but rather the Maritime Institute of Transportation, the most prestigious academy in all of Lala Land, which I sometimes believe is where the Canadian government resides.

    I realize that by drifting into international waters they officially no longer have to do anything about it, but isn't it just a little bit morally objectionable to leave an object of this size adrift in the North Atlantic, among the most important trade routes in the world? The article says "If left alone she could end up almost anywhere from the Norwegian arctic, to western Africa, or stuck in the middle of the North Atlantic gyre." Maybe I'm way out of my element here but this just seems to me to be a little bit, well... CRAZY.
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    Do they even know who the legal owner is? Can another salvor have a crack at it without getting tangled in legal complications?
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    there is no question in my mind that any vessel taking the LYUBOV ORLOVA under tow now would have about the clearest salvage claim possible but the question is what is the ship worth because no owner or underwriter is going to step forward to pay. All you have is a fairly small tonnage vessel to sell and then you have to get her there because Canada or the US will allow the ship into any port. You literally have to go out, grab the ship and take her away. Obviously the ATLANTIC HAWK wasn't prepared to do it.

    Of course, the other problem being the time of year and the risk to trying to get hold of the vessel and then keep hold of her out there? Not much incentive for a limited payout. I guess the Navy or USCG go out there and sink the ship in the end like they did with that Japanese fishboat off of Alaska. Either that or one big storm takes care the problem with I suspect is exactly what the Canadian government is excepting to happen.

    I'd still love to give it a try myself all the same just to take the ship and rebuild her and put her into expedition service again but that's just the pirate dreamer in me!
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    Wheres the Foundation Franklin, Capt Harry Brushet and salvage master Capt Featherstone when you need them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayrunner View Post
    Wheres the Foundation Franklin, Capt Harry Brushet and salvage master Capt Featherstone when you need them?
    They are past Chebucto Head, going out on another rescue!
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    I am proud to be a Canadian seaman which has for prime role to promulgate and assure the safety of navigation. ... !

    A foreign captain react whereas a local pilot anticipate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    I am proud to be a Canadian seaman which has for prime role to promulgate and assure the safety of navigation. ... !

    God save the Queen and all that, but for god's sake go get that ship before someone gets killed!
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    We need those shipwreck men guys to go out and put a line on her. They'll have her back in port in 2
    Days with their 500hp "safe boat"... Lol
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    So is the proper spelling for our northern neighbors country C eh N eh D eh ????
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    The Canadians don't recognize a regular SOS. It has to be "SOS-eh" so they get it!
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    The Canadian Navy will send a submarine under tow to torpedo the derelict. Hoping that the tow line will not part to add another flotsam in the North Atlantic.

    A foreign captain react whereas a local pilot anticipate.
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    Transport Canada has a very good experience in towing technology. They authorized the shit tug HELLAS to tow the ex laker CANADIAN MINER across the Cabot Strait and the North Atlantic during the hurricane season. The tow line was not compose by any nylon rope, neither a fish plate, nor any chain hawser. The steel tow line was directly attached to the MINER through the bow. The result ...

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