Anyone ever come across a container

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Was watching that stupid large container ship stuck in the Suez Canal.. got me thinking anyone ever come across a floating container like the Robert Redford movie, All is Lost?

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Don’t know if it’s true but I heard there were a couple of containers floating around off NJ that came off ships during Sandy when she went through in 2012.
 

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Have seen thousands of sneakers bouncing around and washing up on the beach years ago that came out of a container.
 

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Years ago I came up on a container southeast of Shinnecock. It was not is big as the container in the picture above but was only 6" out of water. Caught a few mahis off it and left.
 

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Not a container, but came across this on Fire Island, NY early in the season of 2018.

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I can not imagine what would be inside a container to cause it to float...rubber dog shit perhaps?

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One day a bunch of years ago I was heading east inside of Matinicus and noticed a peculiar, really odd looking vessel heading in from offshore. I altered course a bit to take a closer look, maybe offer assistance. Turns out it was a big ocean racing sailing catamaran motoring in that had hit a submerged container at speed, in the dark. One of the guys on deck said they were doing almost 20 knots at the time. It snapped one of the hulls up at a 90 degree angle, which they had jury rigged and hoisted clear of the water. Then they pumped water ballast into the other hull to raise it out as much as possible to reduce drag. The hulls were constructed with several water tight bulkheads for just this reason, so they weren’t really in danger of sinking, said the other guy on deck. “You win some, you lose some” said the first guy as they headed towards Rockland. I’m thinking that was a big win, and the reason I don’t go offshore at night anymore.
 

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