Saturday, April 19, 2008

The real-life A-Team


Wired have published an excellent article about Titan Salvage, 'a highly specialized outfit of men who race around the world saving ships... a motley mix [of] American, British, Swedish and Panamanian. Each has a specialty — deep-sea diving, computer modeling, underwater welding, big-engine repair.

"And Habib, the guy who helicopters onto the deck of a sinking ship, greets whatever crew is left, and takes command of the stricken vessel."

It follows the rescue of a stricken deep-sea car transport, its 14 decks packed with 4,703 new Mazdas bound for North America. Estimated cargo value: $103 million.

via kottke
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5 comments:

Glitter said...

Were they originally a crack commando unit that then escaped from a maximum security stockade? :P

Sorry, it was hard to resist.

Do they actually get paid for this or do they have regular day jobs too?

brett jordan said...

:-)

the article indicates that the rewards (along with the risks) are pretty huge.

Coel said...

I've found my new calling. What a terrific job to tell people at parties.

brett jordan said...

Unless you're Marty.

AaB said...

I want the job! How exciting.

And I guess it always goes smoothly, just like in the A-Team :-)

Oh, and as long as I don't get any of that Sea water on my cigars, "I love it when a plan comes together".

 
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