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    Barge sinks with excavator onboard - video


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    I wonder how it broke in the first place.

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    I'm not a smart man, but I would say that the barge had more on it's plate than it could say grace over!

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    So they towed it offshore where it did a clamshell close.

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    Over loaded age weakened barge and 2 excavators are now a fish habitat.
    a hundred years from now or possibly 300 a submersible and a team of weak end ship wreck hunters will scratch their heads over how and why the vessel sank where it did.
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    That's just got to have been overloaded. Probably being really old and rusting away wouldn't help?
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    That was a nice excavator....

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    Is it possible it was actually two barges tied end to end? I am not sure if that would work trying to transfer sand off one barge to the second barge in a relay operation but one excavator got ahead of the other and too much weight simply got piled too close to the end of barge #1 or Barge #2


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