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Golden Ray to be scrapped in place....

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Oscarvan, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Oscarvan

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    So I know someone that knows someone.....

  2. Oscarvan

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    Doh.... thanks.
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    So, now the company that never had a chance of possibly performing on time and per contract has been given a complete reprieve from all obligations to do so. It's like just wait until whenever it's convenient. That's what they get for making this deal with those they chose. There were far more capable firms bidding. Allowing insurer to pick low bidder was huge mistake that will just keep on giving.
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    Isaias is going to make it even more interesting if it strengthens
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    With all these idle months, (year?), I bet no anchor or kedge has been set. Now it's to late.
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    Maybe they're hoping it will end up on land, all by itself and then they can just cut it up. I'm surprised that nobody has put pressure on them to get some serious movement on this project.
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    This what others and myself have been screaming about up here. If it comes up on a barrier island, it may never get out of here with out completely destroying what little natural habitat and resources are left on any one, two or more lil islands.

    This just may turn into the disaster yet, that the locals have been worried about since day 2.
    There are still cars, fuel, gas, oil and batteries (electric cars) on board.

    If nobody has thought of it yet, when they cut the ship up in pieces, the cars get cut and ripped apart also. You think those 3 x 2 square nets are going to stop anything?

    This POS should have been floated off the next day when it was still vertical.
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    The storm has passed Savannah, we'll see
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    Neither Jekyll, St Simmons, Gray reef reported anything over 25kts sustained... I don’t the beached whale moved even an inch
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    I think they may have dodged a bullet. Time to grab their aspes and get it in gear.
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    They can’t because of C- - - - 19 and hurricane season and snowflakes and turtles and ...

    oh. I forgot the spotted owl.

    If today’s attitude existed back a 100 years ago the ICW (among other accomplishments) would have never happened
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    Can you even imagine the Panama Canal ever being finished. They had a hard enough time back then without all of today’s nonsense. Especially the snowflakes. :(
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    My sister in law's family worked on the Canal project. From what they told her, the working conditions were HORRIBLE. Between the yellow fever and malaria, I'm really surprised it was actually finished. They couldn't do it today - even with slave labour.
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    ??? They just did by building the larger locks, next to the old ones. With modern medicine and machines, all else that would be needed is to dig the channel with bull dozers. Parker and his crew from Gold Rush could get it done in a year, IF you told him there was lot's of Gold 40' down. HAHAHAHA.
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    You forget, the original canal was stopped a few times. The big problem was the French (as usual). Teddy finally kicked some but to make it happen in 1903/04. Completed in 1914. The true stories behind the canal are better than any soap opera at it's best.

    We should have never gave it up (IMO).

    With the lakes already up, new tech equipment, the Max-Pax locks were a breeze.

    Again, we have digressed. Back to the Golden -Ray, slow salvage & death of the last Georgia coastal wet islands.
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    The pandas own it now, along with most of the west coast shipping ports.
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    I'm referring to the original locks, not the new ones.
  18. Capt J

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    Yes, but they were able to build the new ones in today's day and age in a timely manner. So given that, I don't think they'd have any issues also trenching the entire canal with modern medicine and machinery.

    I am amazed at the infrastructure they were able to complete back then, like the Panama canal, also the Erie Canal, Welland Canal etc.....
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    Men weren't afraid of physical labor back then.
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    And didn’t have to deal with environmental impact studies that lasted for decades