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."