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    2 freighters off the coast?

    I just got here and see that there are two freighters off the coast that look like they have run aground. Does anyone know the story with them?

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    quite often there are container ships or tankers that are "waiting their turn"........especially on the weekends.
    my guess is by monday they will have moved on.

    a few years ago, my son did his semester at sea on a maersk container ship.
    they sat about a mile offshore of their port of call for 2 days.
    dear son was not very happy looking in and waiting.

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    Ships are sometimes also anchored off the coast in order for commercial divers to do hull checks and/or underwater repairs/maintenance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    they sat about a mile offshore of their port of call for 2 days. dear son was not very happy looking in and waiting.
    I am surprised there were no men AWOL after having "accidentally" gone overboard.

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