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Old 04-05-2010, 03:42 AM
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Default Ship Crashes Into Great Barrier Reef. :(

Words can not express my sadness and rage right now:

A Chinese bulk coal carrier has crashed into the Great Barrier Reef, and is now slowly leaking heavy fuel oil into one of the most beautiful and delicate ecosystems in the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010...%20reef&st=cse

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,3324015.story
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:45 AM
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Wow, that's absolutely horrible.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:37 AM
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I'm sure it was an accident...
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Well, obviously, doesn't make it any less horrible, or criminally negligent.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:43 AM
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That's terrible.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:53 AM
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It doesn't surprise me one bit that it's a Chinese vessel. China is going down the same path as the Soviet Union did - of industrial/economic growth at all costs - Gulags and all. I wouldn't be surprised if a Chinese version of Chernobyl happens in a few years.

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Old 04-05-2010, 05:15 AM
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Not good, the GBR is already getting damaged by illegal fishing and boats dropping their anchors into the coral beds..Not to mention the seas getting warmer..

This is just another nail into the coffin. Our PM only wants to reduce our carbon pollution by about 5% which practically guarantees the destruction of such a beautiful ecology.
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Wow, such bad things happen to such great places. But, if the GBR wasn't so great the accident wouldn't be as tragic, not that an oil spill isn't tragic, just it happening at the GBR is so much more worse.

I'm getting tired, starting to ramble...
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Freakin idiots... accident or not that is an incredible place, nothing quite like it easily visible in the whole world. That is very upsetting
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:01 AM
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It doesn't surprise me one bit that it's a Chinese vessel. China is going down the same path as the Soviet Union did - of industrial/economic growth at all costs - Gulags and all. I wouldn't be surprised if a Chinese version of Chernobyl happens in a few years.
...Chernobyl was kind of... an exaggerated event. The publicity of it was an excuse (though a pretty dubious excuse) to say nuclear plants are dangerous...

...and they really aren't that dangerous.

EDIT: Although I do see your point, and I agree.

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This is really really sad, I hadn't heard of this event at all, thanks for bringing ths to my attention.
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I hadn't heard this yet...

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This is so sad, just another thing man made that can cause such destruction so easily without intent. Hopefully someday I can dive at the GBR before it is destroyed
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This is sad although it was probably an accident. The clean up is going to be a mess .
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:20 PM
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What was the captain thinking? The area is WAY outside of shipping lanes.

"Ooh, lets go careening around the GBR for a while and see what happens"

10 minutes later,

"SCREECH"

"HOLY **** WE RAN A GROUND WHAT A MASSIVE SUPRISE, WE DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING DID WE"

Tsk, tsk, tsk, panthetic.
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