Tuesday, February 26, 2008

That Money Is Rightfully Mine

This is an incredible article, about the salvage team that righted a car carrier off of Alaska last year. It's especially interesting because all of the naval architecture problems discussed are types I've solved on the job. Not all together, in a unique situation like with the Cougar Ace incident, but I know I could do everything they did, engineering-wise. However, the article makes it clear just how dangerous the work is: one of the team (the nav arch, actually) died during the effort. An excellent piece, about one of the more adventurous forms of engineering.

2 comments:

bigtime said...

WOW.

That is truly awesome. I always wondered how boats so high out of the water stayed upright effortlessly. Looks like there's effort going into that after all.

Christopher said...

Very cool photos. The profile shots look like they're out of the 80's.

THE MIND IS NOT A VESSEL TO BE FILLED BUT A FIRE TO BE KINDLED