Tsunami: Asia Symphony

Tsunami: Asia Symphony

 

 

The 6175 dwt freighter Asia Symphony ended high and dry after the tsunami struck the port of Kamaishi, Japan. Photos of the vessel shows wreckage on the bow indicating it had struck another vessel or structure. Reports do not state the condition of the crew or if pollution is being released from the Asia Symphony.

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  1. I am in the process of compiling a visual history of the Japanese tsunami to support a paper I will be writing on engineering knowledge, risks and management. If you have Google Earth (free) installed the following kml file provides several videos showing the wandering of the Asia Symphony as it breaks loose from its mooring, is washed into a warehouse (where it collected the sheet metal on its bow) is washed ashore once and then refloated in a later wave and where a third? wave deposited it on the wharf where it currently sits. If Earth is installed on your computer, simply click the link below (or paste it into your browser). The Earth image that comes up has a number of blue push pin markers identifying locations from which videos were filmed. Click the pin to open the description that will include links to launch the videos:
    https://sites.google.com/site/japantsunamikrm/the-japanese-tohoku-earthquake-and-tsunami-of-11-march-2011/earth-files/AKamaishi14mar2011.kml?attredirects=0&d=1.
    Comments on how well this works will be appreciated.

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