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Old 01-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Well they weren't all Evos, I suppose, but here you go....From Autoblog:

1,400 Mitsubishi vehicles lost in shipping tragedy


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A cargo ship carrying 1,400 Mitsubishi vehicles from Japan and Thailand collided with another vessel off the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands yesterday. The 485-foot Baltic Ace was carrying cars from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Kotka, Finland when it collided with the 439-foot Corvus J. While the Corvus J sustained damage during the incident, it is not in danger of sinking, and its 12-man crew is currently still on board.

The Baltic Ace, meanwhile, went under. Three ships from the Royal Dutch Sea Rescue Organization, two navy vessels, four helicopters and one coastguard aircraft spent the evening searching for survivors, but rough seas and high winds hampered the effort. Eighteen of the Baltic Ace's crew, including the captain, were rescued after being found in life rafts, but six remain missing. The search for survivors has officially been called off.

The collision occurred in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the North Sea, and the managers behind the Baltic Ace said they believed human error was to blame for the incident. Dutch police are currently looking into whether or not they can investigate the sinking despite the fact that the collision took place outside of the country's territorial waters
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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I dont care how busy the ocean is... its the OCEAN.

"oh look, there's another ship 15 miles away, make sure not to hit them"



"what did you say?"
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Probably a better deal for Mitsubishi this way. Who knows how long they would've languished if they'd actually made it onto the dealers' lots.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Probably a better deal for Mitsubishi this way. Who knows how long they would've languished if they'd actually made it onto the dealers' lots.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #5
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Probably a better deal for Mitsubishi this way. Who knows how long they would've languished if they'd actually made it onto the dealers' lots.
That thar is funny
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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Mitsu paid off the boat captain or pilot to sink the ship so they could file an insurance claim on the lost inventory while not having to sell and support future failures and warranty issues?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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A hundred years later, the underwater treasure expedition team will recover the Evos that had sunk, and display them at the Smithsonian.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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I dont care how busy the ocean is... its the OCEAN.

"oh look, there's another ship 15 miles away, make sure not to hit them"

"what did you say?"
Seriously. With all the technology we have these days and old tech like "eyes" how does this even happen???
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Seriously. With all the technology we have these days and old tech like "eyes" how does this even happen???
Article said rescue efforts were hampered by rough seas and high winds... Maybe the weather was bad enough that they couldn't change course in time. Boats don't exactly just stop and turn like cars... Especially huge cargo ships.
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I dont care how busy the ocean is... its the OCEAN.

"oh look, there's another ship 15 miles away, make sure not to hit them"



"what did you say?"

truth

Here is a live map with actual boat traffic. Check the north sea area for some insight
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/def...px?level0=100#
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