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For you ol' salts, this is a fantastic story on wired about salvagers - guys that travel all over the globe rescuing ships. The Cougar Ace had $100,000,000 worth of cargo on it - mostly Mazda automobiles - when it became grounded. The ship was sitting at a 60 degree angle when the salvagers got on board.

With one team mate killed and the salvagers using software to calculate how to get the ship righted, it's an amazing tale.



I'm glad I was on an LST (flat bottom) so we could just get yanked off the beach or walk off it ourselves!

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