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Tsunami Trash or Treasures

Postby mydona » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:49 am

Beachcombers Alert- http://beachcombersalert.blogspot.com/ This guy has been on POW Is. the last few nights giving us a clue what might be in store for us over the summer. While very informative, some of he's claims were a bit far fetched. He claimed that if you tie up to a derelict you'll be responsible for any "Haz-mat" clean up, and disposal involved. I don't know about High seas law but I kinda feel 'it was a derelict when I found it, and it is a derelict when I left it'. The web page has pics of that 150' squid boat that was prepped for scrape off the coast of Japan. This makes me think they know who it belongs to and there for know who is responsible for the clean up. OR would it be The USA's responsibility inside 200 miles and the state's inside 3 miles and on the beach? The other worry he mentioned was invasive species that will be coming. I've seen the reports about mussels in the Great Lakes and can understand the concern but wouldn't that stuff float over on the other "treasures" that has been on the beaches for years? Not to mention the raw log cargo ships that have ballast water off on our coast for almost as long as the tides have been. Some of the pics are types of the floats from oyster farms, glass balls, bean seeds, etc. I heard a rumor that one guy found a sack of live oysters still attached. (hope he gets a PSP test before devouring them :lol: ). This might not be an "off Topic Discussion"- 2 months ago a friend from Port Protection was complaining about all the junk and bits of unfamiliar types of net fouling his troll gear and some that got tangled in his prop and rudder. Anyway, just found the web page and wanted to share.
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Re: Tsunami Trash or Treasures

Postby Abundance » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:13 am

I know that I saw a huge black buoy on the beach last trip that I hadn't seen before. This is a big deal, all of this drift coming our way at once, but I think that it could easily be overhyped. Nets still attached to buoys and floating around are my biggest worry. I guess I did pass a deadheaded piling too, just a few inches of it sticking out of the water. That would have punched a hole through the hull of most boats, and scraped along and taken off the propeller on others. It was blowing to hard for me to take care of it, but I let my partners know and one of them towed it to the beach as soon as the weather let up. If it had been nighttime, a guy would never have seen it. A guy does need to worry about these things now more than ever I suppose. The whole tragedy of this issue hit home when I saw a warning that shoes drifting up might still have feet in them. Each of these pieces of debris had somebody touching them at some point who may very well have died in this same water that we are fishing in. It makes a guy think. Just the same, keep an eye out for stuff that might be useful.I saw that a Russian research vessel picked up a skiff and outboard out there this fall.
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Re: Tsunami Trash or Treasures

Postby salmonkiller81 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:49 pm

I was talking to a guy down in Port Oford Oregon and someone had seen a washing machine floating around like 45 miles out! Sure it was som to do with the disaster.
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Re: Tsunami Trash or Treasures

Postby tketrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:26 am

Not sure why they did not scrap rather than scuttle that ship off Canada. Is it what the owners had wanted? I suppose the environmental reprecussions, as suggested above, could have been an issue.
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Re: Tsunami Trash or Treasures

Postby mydona » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:24 am

I believe that ship was already stripped and at the bone yard when it got away. I hope that means that the fuel tanks and oil was already removed. USCG needed the target practice anyway.
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