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Posted: 9/18/2004 11:55:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 11:56:28 AM EST by Merrell]
Our little vist from Ivan is over, and now the runoff is in full swing, the rivers are taking boats & marinas out and we now have a *rogue tugboat* running amok and headed for downtown Pittsburgh (I don't make this up, I just repeat everything I hear on the radio!) Bridges are closed as the renegade 400 ton behemoth narrowly misses piers and abutments, oh the damage and havoc it could wreak! Would be like Hillary & Rosie in a sack race, will they make the corner? oh my ! all the humanity!!!!

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:31:59 PM EST
is the tugboat drifting or cruising?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:32:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:47:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By SINGLE_SHOT:
is the tugboat drifting or cruising?



Who knows? Radio didn't say... thank goodness the *drum roll please* EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER* has been activated! Stay inside! Save the children!


Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Tugs weigh 400 tons?



Who knows? Radio didn't say... thank goodness the *drum roll please* EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER* has been activated! Stay inside! Save the children! OMG THE TUG IS HEADED UP MY DRIVEWAY AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(ye­s we have had flooding, but I have never heard so many newspeople trying to hype an event... you would think a giant asteroid impact had devastated the area...



Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:51:02 PM EST
BAN TUG BOATS!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:03:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Our little vist from Ivan is over, and now the runoff is in full swing, the rivers are taking boats & marinas out and we now have a *rogue tugboat* running amok and headed for downtown Pittsburgh (I don't make this up, I just repeat everything I hear on the radio!) Bridges are closed as the renegade 400 ton behemoth narrowly misses piers and abutments, oh the damage and havoc it could wreak! Would be like Hillary & Rosie in a sack race, will they make the corner? oh my ! all the humanity!!!!




want me to come up and help you?

i am in the burgh too.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:03:05 PM EST
Yeah?

Just wait until Charles the Choo Choo decides its "game on"!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:01:30 PM EST
I think the only right thing to do would be open target practice on the tugboat. Invite your neighbors. Do it for the children.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:10:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
BAN TUG BOATS!




+1 It's for the children !
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:23:56 PM EST
400 tons would be about right. Not going to damage too much or be too haard to get taken care of under normal circumstance. Most things at water level are bilt to withstand some bumping and banging. Now if the water is way up and it hits something without that extra strength, and especially with a bunch of knots under it, then maybe it could be a problem, chemicaal or POL tanks, bridges, loading facilities, but they aren't by themselves going to do too much damage
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:32:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
BAN TUG BOATS!




It's a pre ban tug or maybe just a thug tug.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:45:28 AM EST
Hmm, I drive a tug boat for a living and yes, if you put them on a really big scale, one might weigh 400 tons...but that's one hell of a tug boat...those need to banned....high capasity towing or something. No one needs but the government needs to tow something that far...
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