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Sharon - I will try again - having posting problems. It amazes me how the containers are actually staying in place - it seems to defy gravity. The whole situation is horrible and could just as easily have been outside our harbour here.Apparently it was the ship's captain's birthday so one assumes a party was going on (or perhaps that is unfair). It is amazing how it managed to go aground on a well marked reef.
I've just been writing a comment on my friend John Glasse's blog 'The Flying Kiwis', that nature has a wonderful way of clearing up oil spills much faster that one would imagine. The recent spill in The Gulf of Mexico is a good example. Even so, one can but wonder what was going on on board!All Black-France final? I do hope so!
Yes, John is a lot closer to the spill than we are. Goodness knows who will win tonight - naturally I hope it is the All Blacks but then I expected the Welsh to win last night. (you won either way!!)
An oil spill gets press for awhile and then when the media has left, we assume everything is all better. Not so, it's just not news any more. Who knows what the effects will be down the road with the Gulf of Mexico.
S.O. S.C.-M In this case it is not just the oil but also the containers and the fact that the ship itself is likely to break up - possibly in the storm that is due overnight.
That is astonishing! Having moved overseas as many times as we have, my first reaction on seeing the photos was "I am so glad my furniture wasn't in one of those containers!" LOL!
Jacqueline - We have had young couples on the news who did have all their possessions on this ship. They didn't insure as in their words "one rarely hears of ships sinking nowadays".