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within the last year the state completed an 8 million dollar cofferdam around her
... which would need to be removed before dredging operations could commence. The emergency contracting effort alone would take months.
Yeah, take a ship with dangerously thin hull sections out to sea in a hurricane and have it sink off the continental shelf. Better yet, how about sinking in the intracoastal waterway and blocking it for years.
If you're going to go anywhere, take her up to the Pamlico Sound and have her sink there where she could be more easily salved.
The "Showboat" is sitting in the mud and would need a major dredging operation or a big storm surge in order to move. She is very stable and will likely be fine. Please recall that a recent hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast did cause the ALABAMA in Mobile to move some. Several workers and their families rode out the storm on board the battleship.
Just heard that the city of Wilmington, N.C. is contracting a ship tow/tug company to move the USS North Carolina to Savannah, Ga. as part of it's preparation for hurricane Florence.
Apparently the ship could be in danger due to large tidal surges.
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