Monday, February 16, 2009

A collision at sea...

Can ruin your entire day.  The news about two VERY lucky boats.
A Royal Navy nuclear submarine was involved in a collision with a French nuclear sub in the middle of the Atlantic, the MoD has confirmed.

HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant were badly damaged in the crash in heavy seas earlier this month.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band said the submarines came into contact at low speed and no injuries were reported.  [More]

The article wonders why sonar didn't help them.  Unless things have changed it would be because you don't cruise around with active sonar like a game of Marco Polo. You just listen. As boats get quieter, this type of incident is mostly prevented by the sheer unlikeliness and the size of oceans.

Hmm. First satellites, then subs.  Is the moon in some strange phase right now?  These are pretty low probability events here.

Maybe corn can hit $5 after all.

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