Saturday, July 31, 2010

What Nearly Punched A Hole In This Japanese Oil Tanker?

From Yahoo News:

The M. Star, a Japanese oil tanker, suffered ... something in the early-morning hours Wednesday as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz. Crew members heard a blast and saw a flash, windows were blasted out, ceiling panels in a dining room were shaken loose, and one crew member suffered minor injuries. And most significant, an enormous dent appeared on the tanker's starboard side, extending from the waterline more than halfway up the hull. But what caused it? the New York Times asks. Who knows?

Officials with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, the firm that owns the tanker, think a blast of some kind struck the ship, but they don't know what, AFP reports.

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My Comment: I posted my own observations on this event yesterday, but the reason why I am posting it again is that some of the comments in the comment tread for this Yahoo story are hilarious. Read it all.

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