shipwreck link of the day update
Last December, we mentioned the sinking of the automobile transport ship Tricolor and the navigation hazard the wreck posed to shipping in the English Channel. A salvage company recently announced that the wreck has been so battered by collisions that plans to float it have been abandoned in favor of slicing the hulk to pieces. A spokesperson for the salvage company said, "Essentially we couldn't consider it a ship anymore, just a pile of scrap." Water damage to the electronic components of the ship's cargo of cars means they will have to be junked as well.