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Can Gas Sink A Ship ?
« on: 28/08/2007 23:13:11 »
Dear Seadogs, aye aye Captain !

This is not a happy ship !..can you tell why ?..at least it's a nice view from the top there !!




I have heard that big bubbles of gas can discharge from the sea floor and create so much disturbance that a ship caught in it could actually sink !

Is this true ?

How does sea-burps make for a sinking ship ?

Next time i'm in the bath (next february) I plan to empirically research this !!





 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/08/2007 23:28:43 »
LOL.. Don't drown and wear a life Jacket.. Maybe a gas mask also! LOL
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/08/2007 23:57:04 »
Will there be a film crew?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/08/2007 00:06:25 »
It is true. There has been conjecture that this phenomenon may account for ships mysteriously disappearing.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20031020/methane.html
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/08/2007 00:18:30 »
LOL.. Don't drown and wear a life Jacket.. Maybe a gas mask also! LOL

I luff the smell of my own bottom burps...and so do you !!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/08/2007 00:19:51 »
Will there be a film crew?

I'll invite the BBC to see if they want to document it for their archives !...being of such important research I am sure they will want to capture the moment my arse sinks a ship !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/08/2007 00:21:46 »
It is true. There has been conjecture that this phenomenon may account for ships mysteriously disappearing.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20031020/methane.html

WOW !!..THANK YOU DR ETH !!

Fascinating stuff...and the bubbles aren't even round !!... Thank you for the excellent link !!

 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/08/2007 00:24:37 »
Will there be a film crew?

HEE HEE HEE HEE!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 29/08/2007 00:26:48 »
LOL.. Don't drown and wear a life Jacket.. Maybe a gas mask also! LOL

I luff the smell of my own bottom burps...and so do you !!

LOL LOL YES YES INDEDY! LOL LOL I love the smell of everything today! LOL..LOL LOL..Your such a case!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 29/08/2007 00:28:51 »
Will there be a film crew?



I'll invite the BBC to see if they want to document it for their archives !...being of such important research I am sure they will want to capture the moment my arse sinks a ship !!  ;D



I am sure they will LOL LOL... And so will the rest of the world! LOL LOL!
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« Reply #10 on: 29/08/2007 00:34:15 »
It is true. There has been conjecture that this phenomenon may account for ships mysteriously disappearing.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20031020/methane.html

WOW !!..THANK YOU DR ETH !!

Fascinating stuff...and the bubbles aren't even round !!... Thank you for the excellent link !!



I wonder what causes them to be lens shaped with flat bottoms and domed surfaces!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/08/2007 00:40:49 »
Is there a way to simulate that in a child's water table with plastic boats? You Know for a science experiment?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/08/2007 01:41:03 »
It has actually happened - can't remember where but a drill ship drilling an exploratory oil/gas well and held in place with anchor chains did sink because the well "blew out." Gas at higher pressure was able to overcome the pressure of the drilling fluid to make its way to the surface. A tender ship sunk.

 

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« Reply #13 on: 29/08/2007 02:22:19 »
 So Jim Bob..What do we need to feed our old friend Neily here in order to increase the gastric pressure enough to enable him to sink the ship??? LOL !
 

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« Reply #14 on: 29/08/2007 06:39:40 »
So Jim Bob..What do we need to feed our old friend Neily here in order to increase the gastric pressure enough to enable him to sink the ship??? LOL !

Baked bean & sprout curry!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 29/08/2007 15:34:07 »
LOL He is known for liking a good curry and beans... LOL LOL...

Well Neil, YOU best get started and I wonder.. might you take pictures so we might view the sinking of the ship!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!
 

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