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Old 14 March 2017, 11:06 PM
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Whalephant Marine Survey Warns Queen Mary Desperately Needs Repairs Or Could Sink

Marine Survey Warns Queen Mary Is Falling Apart, Desperately Needs Repairs Or Could Sink

A new marine survey warns the iconic Queen Mary in Long Beach desperately needs repairs and could sink if nothing is done soon to restore the historic 83-year-old ship.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/...or-could-sink/
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Old 16 March 2017, 09:43 PM
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I'm not sure "sink" is the right word, as I believe it's only sort-of floating, though I am not positive of that. (In any case, the water below her isn't deep enough to let her sink entirely.) That doesn't really change matters much, however -- a major hull breach could certainly damage to the point where repair would be, if not physically impossible, certainly out of the question financially.
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Old 16 March 2017, 09:57 PM
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EQ Taft, I was under a similar impression, that she wasn't entirely floating as it is.
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Old 16 March 2017, 11:13 PM
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Default Submarine owner blames Queen Mary leaseholder for rust, grime and raccoon infestation

The Scorpion patrolled the Pacific Ocean for 22 years as an attack submarine of the Soviet navy.

But now the boat is an aging tourist attraction, docked adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and its owner claims that the sub is rusting away because the leaseholders of the Queen Mary have refused to maintain the vessel as required under a management agreement.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...nap-story.html

Apparently, the ship isn't the only problem the organization is dealing with.
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