01 April 2011

T/V Kings Pointer Headed to Japan for Salvage Project


Ship sails today- 01 April 2011 for Northeast Japan to lead the effort to remove the many stranded vessels resulting from the recent tsunami. "When I signed up for the Introduction to Salvage class I never thought our first project would be to remove a 200' fishing boat from a highway, but I think we've got a good plan" said Midshipman Peter Kaple. "I was really surprised yesterday when during lunch the RC announced that all Shipyard Management Majors had been graduated early, and while I figured I would be building ships rather than disassembling them, I think this will be a great opportunity" said senior Joe Hoffman. When asked how they planned to return some of the giant vessels back to sea, Midshipman Jake Barker replied "The T/V Kings Pointer has 1600 horses under the hood and a shallow draft- we're just going to pull them back to the water." Concerns about the continued radiation release were quelled by Chief Mate Terwedow- "The Kings Pointer was built in 1984, and we still have cases of unused NBC gear that have never been opened- we plan to suit up as soon as we pass Hawaii."

5 comments:

Gregory Guzzo said...

APRIL FOOLS

Anonymous said...

Was this really an April fools joke?

Kings Point Waterfront said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

It's in fairly bad taste, wouldn't you say?

Kings Point Waterfront said...

Thanks for your comment- We have program alumni currently underway on Military Sealift Command Command vessels in Japan performing salvage and clearing channels for relief vessels to make it into Japanese ports. That is serious work and I am proud of our mariners contribution.