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Preparatory work to salvage tour boat starts, with 12 still missing

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Godspeed to all at sea putting their own lives at risk to recover those who remain missing and to these salvager’s efforts to raise the Kazu I. And may the grieving families eventually find some degree of solace upon their return.

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On the one hand doing everything humanly possible to bring a boat to shore, on the other emptying thousands of gallons of contaminated water into the sea

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I have no idea what this procedure could be good for. That’s now only a wreck, also the remaining devices, because of the pressure at 120m depth, so there’s nothing left to be found working or giving new clues. Then it costs a lot of money, gasoline, energy, manpower, also it sets the next lives potentially at risk, and it is not even the place where they all died, because before sinking of course everyone got off the sinking ship, wearing a life vest. So please someone explain what it could be good for, whatever minimum sense it could make, what the slightest benefits are for the ship, the sea, the victims, the families or whoever else involved.

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I have no idea what this procedure could be good for. That’s now only a wreck, also the remaining devices, because of the pressure at 120m depth, so there’s nothing left to be found working or giving new clues. Then it costs a lot of money, gasoline, energy, manpower, also it sets the next lives potentially at risk, and it is not even the place where they all died, because before sinking of course everyone got off the sinking ship, wearing a life vest. So please someone explain what it could be good for, whatever minimum sense it could make, what the slightest benefits are for the ship, the sea, the victims, the families or whoever else involved.

The ship is an important part of any investigation.

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Wow, it's only, how many weeks? We haven't heard any news updates yet! I guess it's only people.

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So please someone explain what it could be good for, whatever minimum sense it could make, what the slightest benefits are for the ship, the sea, the victims, the families or whoever else involved.

With the wreck sitting on dry land investigators can inspect it to determine what caused it to take on water and sink. Right now nobody knows. Lots of vessels take a pounding in rough weather and do not sink. Why did this particular one sink? What component or components failed and why, and are those components something one finds on other vessels? If so do these components need a fleet wide inspection? Or did they fail due to poor maintenance? Or something else? Questions like this are very difficult to answer when the vessel is at such a depth that saturation diving must be used to reach it. Salvaging the wreck is probably less costly and less dangerous than trying to do the same work with saturation divers working on the wreck in situ. The whole reason to do this is learn things that help prevent future tragedies.

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I have no idea what this procedure could be good for. That’s now only a wreck, also the remaining devices, because of the pressure at 120m depth, so there’s nothing left to be found working or giving new clues.

Wrecks far older than this have provided evidence necessary to determine why the vessel sank. If the vessel is small enough to be lifted it's much safer and easier to accomplish ashore. The South Koreans salvaged a whole corvette, a good sized warship, after it sank to determine why. It was torpedoed by the North Koreans. The Koreans also salvaged a large passenger and vehicle ferry to understand why it capsized and sank.

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Having the wreck on shore one can see if hull plates are bent outwards, indicating an internal explosion, or if they are bent inwards from an external explosion. In this instance the investigation suggests a very large external explosion. the gas bubble from which blew the hull inwards and upwards, just as a modern torpedo might.

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They also discovered many other shipwrecks in the same area.

Perhaps thats inhibiting the finding of the other missing bodies.

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