Mysterious steel container discovered floating in Gulf of Carpenteria

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  1. Chinatown

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  3. Chinatown

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    I was on a frigate headed to Africa and was standing watch on the port bridge wing when we spotted something.
    It was at least half as big as the frigate. Looked like a storage tank for fuel or some other liquid. Could have been washed out to sea during a flood or sometimes ships will dump something like that to get rid of it, out of sight/out of mind.
    Every year 500 to 1000 shipping containers lost or discarded at sea.
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    Mex shipping.
     
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    so many of those containers get washed overboard it ain't funny.

    it's a major shipping hazard.
     
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    As an offshore sailor, submerged shipping containers are the stuff of nightmares

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    Sometimes on US Navy ships we'd blast the containers with a .50 cal. machine gun. They would usually sink then.
     
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    Considering the couple of ships they've let burn and sink. Shouldn't be a mystery.
     
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