DailyDirt: Lost At Sea
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Malaysian flight MH370 remains a mystery (for now?), but technology that could have answered a lot of questions actually exists — it just wasn’t aboard MH370. There are black boxes that can eject with parachutes and be more easily recovered. Various aircraft monitoring systems and engine monitoring systems can send maintenance signals to satellites, providing significant help to investigators if problems during a flight occur. Despite all these technological advances, it’s still pretty easy to get lost in the oceans. Here are just a few links on finding things on the open sea.
- In 1992, a cargo ship lost 28,800 rubber ducks (among other items) in the North Pacific, and these bath toys have turned up in unexpected locations years later. It wouldn’t be so surprising to find these rubber duckies just in Alaska, but some found their way to Maine and (possibly) to even more distant shores of the Atlantic. [url]
- The perfect non-denial denial phrase “can neither confirm nor deny” originates from the “Glomar Response” concerning a CIA operation to recover a sunken Soviet submarine from the ocean floor in the 1970s. Glomar is an abbreviation of Global Marine, the name of the company that built the salvage vessel that “may or may not have” tried to go after the sunken sub. [url]
- An empty Russian cruise ship (the MV Lyubov Orlova) has been lost in the North Atlantic for over a year, and it’s possible that it’s still afloat. There have been other crew-less ships that have sailed far from their home shores, like the Ryou-Un Maru — a Japanese fishing ship that made its way across the Pacific to the Gulf of Alaska. [url]
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Filed Under: aircraft monitoring systems, black box, flights, glomar response, lost, malaysian flight, mh370, mv lyubov orlova, rubber ducks, ryou-un maru, ships
Comments on “DailyDirt: Lost At Sea”
I think "I can neither confirm nor deny" might actually predate Glomar
It’s my understanding that ever since the U.S. Navy has had the ability to deliver nuclear weapons from ships, or from aircraft on the ships, the only allowable response to inquiries as to whether or not U.S.S. Whatever is carrying nuclear weapons is “I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons aboard U.S.S. Whatever.” That certainly was the case during my entire Navy career.
story about airlines
what russia does not want is more missiles that could be aimed at it or allies
simple….and you went the wrong way with what i meant about alaska, there are no russians living there….crimea i have images of it being part of russia back to 1300’s
and that pro russian rally in east ukraine was massive….MASSIVE
go on have one there pro west….oh wait you need to bus them in and pay them
and a plane full of people getting killed cause of whatever reason…..woohoo
more people prolly died that day from domestic gunfire INSIDE THE USA…..Don;y here about that do we?
AND WHEN NEO NAZIS TAKE OVER ONTARIO IM GONNA GET GUNS AND TAKE OVER MY TOWN AND GO HAVE A REFERENDUM ON GETTING OUT OF WHATEVER COUNTRY THEY SAY THEY ARE…
my god damn grandfather didn’t fight world war 1 2 and in north korea so a bunch a soiled brat corporate interests could get fulfilled….
look up what Mussolini said about facism…and like 13 shows and the article shows , this is media driven to get you all off topic of other issues….
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