May 11, 2010

Wetdock

According to the Halifax Chronicle Herald, a floating drydock... well, stopped floating this past Saturday.  The Scotia Dock II went down in about 50 feet of water as it maneuvered into position to hoist a tugboat inside for repairs. 

Scotia Dock II in drier times
Geoff Britt, spokesman for the company that owns the Scotia Dock II,  refused to say that it sank, instead suggesting that it "dropped below normal operating levels."  Underwater for pretty much any ship that isn't a submarine should be considered "below normal operating levels," yes.

Once they figure out how to raise the wetdock, they'll be able to figure out just exactly why it went down.  I suspect that once they can get down to the bilges, they'll find this:

Oops.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:07 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 The duck might've been channeling Crow T Robot, then?

"Well, look at that. 'Breach hull, all die.' Even had it underlined."

Posted by: GreyDuck at May 11, 2010 07:35 PM (7lMXI)

2 My favorite line from that movie, followed closely by "Mike broke the Hubble!  Mike broke the Hubble!"

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 12, 2010 01:01 AM (JWQqT)

Posted by: JP Gibb at May 12, 2010 06:07 PM (S3r8/)

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