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OPPS. Glad IRM won’t be shipping models using shippers such as these :) hope MM 121s go by air as  well. Insurance nightmare. Still impressive salvage operation with cranes at sea. Wonder how many BELL containers were lost at sea over the decades.

 

 

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If you do make a mess of one of your containers, there's no need to panic, just put it to one side, as a special feature.

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You would not believe the amount of work that goes into preparing a vessel or disused rig for sinking as an artificial reef, yet God knows what is in these 10,000 containers. Presumably they do not sink for a while so imagine the potential dangers to shipping.

17 hours ago, Mayner said:

I had a very brief involvement in the Rena Salvage mainly around public safety on the beaches where containers were washed ashore,. Some of the containers were reduced to twisted pieces of metal

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/rena-containers-wash-ashore

I suspect that the containers themselves that have much structural integrity apart from the main frame and that likely doesn't;t do well with torsional stress especially for 40 containers or outsize container which can be 60' or more

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