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Old 02-08-2016, 09:03 PM
David Dewey David Dewey is offline
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In the article is this paragraph;
"The original cast iron deck drains had rusted. They have since been replaced by aluminum drains, which improve the drainage and should extend the ship’s lifespan significantly. The decades-old engines and boilers will be replaced with more efficient and ecofriendly diesel machines."
I do hope and pray that this is a misunderstanding by the author! I also find it amusing that diesel machines are considered "ecofriendly" when steam can be generated much more cleanly. And there's nothing wrong with "decades-old engines" when they're steam and have been cared for properly.
But, of course "Soot Happens"! :)
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