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    Idle thoughts about the MQ...

    1) Have they saved things to auction off, and if so, when and where?
    2) How will the scrap be transported to China, at least on the first leg? Are they sending it by rr cars to be loaded onto a ship? More logically, are they or are they going to load it into barges to be transferred to a ship? If this is the case, how will it get out of the Belle River area? When the MQ was being towed there, speculation was the bypass would be tricky, and it apparently took a week or so between Port Allen and Belle River (unless the locals had the arrival date wrong). Of course, if the width of the area is the problem, they could single file the barges, cutting the width in half from when she came in whole.
    3) If barges are the method, how many would it take to hold the remains?
    4) She probably will pass through the NOLA harbor one more time...
    Morbid thoughts, but its a gloomy day anyway...

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    One Last Time...

    Sorta like having the hearse pass by the deceased's home on the way to the cemetery...

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      #3
      Judy, as far as getting out of Belle River, going out of the lower end is much easier than coming in the upper end. They may very well take the scrap back to NOLA, or it may go to another Gulf port via the ICW. You can go in no less than 7 directions out of the Morgan City area via water!

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        Not NOLA then

        If that's the case, I'd bet on it leaving from another port considering the shoaling problem going on in the SW pass now. No sense fighting that when there are more direct routes anyway. This raises another question though: with the cost of shipping it to China, wouldn't the owner make just as much selling it here? Or is the cost of scrap so much higher in China that it would make the trip worthwhile?

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