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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:43 pm

Kind of a real life Posiedon Adventure - tragic story:

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Divers will try to enter capsized ship off Philippines
Monday, June 23, 2008 4:11:14 PM
By PAUL ALEXANDER

Two teams of rescuers prepared Monday to dive into typhoon-roiled waters off the Philippines to find a way inside a capsized ferry in a desperate effort to locate some 800 people believed to be aboard.

If Tuesday's planned underwater missions fail, a tugboat will be on standby with gear to cut through the ferry's hull as a last resort -- a prospect complicated by a cargo of bunker oil that could leak and turn the human disaster into an environmental one.

Experts were studying the ferry's schematics in case they have to drill the access hole.

The divers, however, will get the first shot, coast guard chief Adm. Wilfredo Tamayo said "looking for open hatches or doors on the side of the ship, diving underneath, breaking cabin glass windows if we can break them or cut an opening."

"We'll do this at the earliest opportunity, weather permitting," Tamayo said.

On Sunday, divers heard no response when they hammered on the hull, but officials refused to give up.

"We're not ruling out that somebody there is still alive," Tamayo said. "You can never tell."

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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby Nfl Fan » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:14 pm

Saw that earlier. Them folks could use some praying... what a frightening ordeal.
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:36 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:Saw that earlier. Them folks could use some praying... what a frightening ordeal.


When you think you got it bad think about this happening to you. Wish them the best.
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby Metroid » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:31 am

man thats wicked scary! 8-o
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:32 pm

Any updates on this today?
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:10 pm

Horrible. :,-(

I can't imagine they'd have enough air....
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby treat24 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:13 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:Any updates on this today?


it didn't work, only a couple dozen people lived
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:22 pm

treat24 wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:Any updates on this today?


it didn't work, only a couple dozen people lived


Wow. Its a really sad story, but its good to hear that somebody survived at least. Can you imagine being there while you see these people die all around you? Man.
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby WaCougMBS » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:33 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:
treat24 wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:Any updates on this today?


it didn't work, only a couple dozen people lived


Wow. Its a really sad story, but its good to hear that somebody survived at least. Can you imagine being there while you see these people die all around you? Man.


Being a survivor would certainly haunt you for the rest of you life...that would be terrible :,-(
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Re: 800 trapped underwater

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:15 am

Thank God some people survived. I was convinced no one would.
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