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2013-02-23 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Abandoned Russian cruise ship located
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Posted by ryuge 2013-02-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [309 views ]  Top

#1 With rats as its only passengers, the Lyubov Orlova had left Canada's shores on January 23 to be towed to a scrapyard in the Dominican Republic.

Jeez...maybe Carnival will buy it?
Posted by tu3031 2013-02-23 00:23||   2013-02-23 00:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Why you'd think the wiley chinee or Russian rosats would know where it was? No? No lights? It was running quiet? Stormy weather?
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-23 01:31||   2013-02-23 01:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Use the damn thing for target practice. Justify it as a hazzard to navigation
Posted by Cheaderhead 2013-02-23 10:05||   2013-02-23 10:05|| Front Page Top

#4 With rats as its only passengers

Democrats using it for a conference?
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-23 11:17||   2013-02-23 11:17|| Front Page Top

#5 Haven't we already seen that movie? Or was it that movie?
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-23 12:11||   2013-02-23 12:11|| Front Page Top

#6 Why would a worthless Russian ship be towed for scrap from Canada to the Dominican Republic? What could possibly make it cost effective? If it wasn't Canada's concern, why not recoup any expenses by scrapping it there? Incidentally, that is the same port Menendez and Melgen tried to get a lock on security contracts, as only 5% of cargo is inspected;it also is a hub for drugs from South America on to No. America and Europe. A pointless story or are we missing the point?
Posted by Kojo Wholuse5660 2013-02-23 12:58||   2013-02-23 12:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Kojo, ship-breaking requires lots of extremely cheap human labor. It's popular in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka for the same reasons.
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-23 13:17||   2013-02-23 13:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Also, ship breaking is more profitable if one does not need to be concerned about safety or environmental regulations.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-23 13:46||   2013-02-23 13:46|| Front Page Top

#9 "Also, ship breaking is more profitable if one does not need to be concerned about safety or environmental regulations."

... or large man-eating rats.
I say scuttle the thing.
The US Navy must have some new secret weapon that they need to test :-)
Posted by Raider 2013-02-23 14:04||   2013-02-23 14:04|| Front Page Top

#10 The rats have to be dead by now.

Right?
Posted by Charles 2013-02-23 17:50||   2013-02-23 17:50|| Front Page Top

#11 The Rats are NOT dead, they're cannibals.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-23 19:30||   2013-02-23 19:30|| Front Page Top

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