(1) Mon Aug 23 2004 12:40 PST: Pieces of ship. How many cargo ships sink every year? In Dangerous Waters I read some huge number like 200. Can that be right? Do they get recovered like that ship did or do they just grow barnacles and wait for future archaeologists or treasure hunters?
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Posted by Ian Bicking at Tue Aug 24 2004 03:17
I imagine if they aren't too deep, it would be worth it simply on the basis of scrap metal. Think of all the effort it takes to mine the ore and then process it into metal -- much less than getting some cranes and a barge to take away a huge chunk of easily processed metal.