posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:31 AM
Just to add to the debate further, A south sea fishing vessel would be a viable war target as this area ( i use the term loosely as its a huge area)
is littered with russian and asian factory ships which do a pretty good job of assett stripping natural resources of the sea from the countries that
sold the fishing rights.
So for countries like Korea, that rely heavily on imports of its preffered seafood then indeed a food source is a military target. I stll have my
doubts that NK could reach that far or have unobserved subs in the area but......
returning to my earlier point, the safety record on these factory ships is appalling, in my time in the Falklands the King Edward hospital in Port
Stanley there was a conveyor belt of sailors from these ships, with mostly crush injuries or from wires and ropes that have parted and get caught in
the whip lash.
I still think that some kind of machinery failure is to blame, for example if you loose steering, no matter the size of the ship, if you show those
south sea swells your beam you will sink sooner or later. I guess a torpedo from somoeone with a reason to incite war is possible i still think there
is a need not to jump to conclusions on this one.