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MISSING MH370: Fishermen Find Life Raft Near PD
New Straits Times ^ | Sukhbir Cheema

Posted on 03/12/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

PORT DICKSON: A group of fishermen found a life raft bearing the word

“Boarding” 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson town at 12pm yesterday.

One of the fishermen, Azman Mohamad, 40, said they found the badly damaged raft floating and immediately notified the Kuala Linggi Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Malacca for assistance to lift the raft as it was very heavy.

"We managed to tie it to our boat as we feared it would sink due to the damages," he said.

When the MMEA boat arrived, the fishermen then handed over the raft into their custody.

However, a Kuala Linggi MMEA spokesman said the raft sunk into the sea while they were trying to bring the raft onboard.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; malaysia; mh370; portdickson; terrorism
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Boy nothing is going right with this one.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 4:18:14 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

...looks like mohamad is central to the story.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: nickcarraway

Port Dickson is on the Malacca Straights


4 posted on 03/12/2014 4:20:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: driftdiver

not necessarily. At least they have a location. I wonder how deep?


6 posted on 03/12/2014 4:21:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

2-3 minutes falling from 35,000 feet is not a good way to go. however it does give you time to say your prayers if the initial explosion doesn’t get you.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 4:21:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

As far as I know large airplanes don’t carry life rafts.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 4:22:08 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: plain talk

My guess is they’ll say this part of the ocean is about 55,000 feet deep and filled with active volcanoes.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 4:22:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Husker24

Every commercial airliner carries them.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I stand corrected.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 4:24:34 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Many years ago when I worked commercial aviation, any aircraft that flew more than 40 miles from land was required to carry life rafts. Now, I don’t know.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 4:25:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Husker24

How about emergency exit ramps?


13 posted on 03/12/2014 4:26:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, for Pete’s sake, Port Dickson is about 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur. This is all Twilight Zone stuff.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: nickcarraway

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a deliberate attempt by the Malaysian authorities to completely screw up the recovery effort? I won’t speculate as to what, but all of the stupidity coming out of KL is just striking.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 4:27:57 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: driftdiver

They all died instantly because the temp is 40 or 50 below zero at 35g altitude.I would say few, if any ,knew what hit them.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway
Port Dixon is south of Kuala Lumpur on the Malacca Strait. No where near where the airplane was supposed to be.
17 posted on 03/12/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

40-50 below won’t kill you instantly. They probably wouldn’t even pass out from the low oxygen since they would be low enough within time.

The shock from the explosion (my guess) would probably stun most of them.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: G Larry
Try this:

MAP

19 posted on 03/12/2014 4:34:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: cynwoody

They must have thought Indonesia was the southern coast of Vietnam.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 4:35:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: nickcarraway

one of the most unusual floating objects was the Harley Bike from Japan that floated across the Pacific and is now at the Harley museum in Milwaukee.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/HD_Museum/explore/exhibits/tsunami-bike.html


21 posted on 03/12/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: nickcarraway

Completely and totally utter BS.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: nickcarraway

23 posted on 03/12/2014 4:48:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tsowellfan

Port Dickson is a 47 minute drive from the airport from which MH370 departed.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Billthedrill; G Larry

Yeah! Google it the poster can’t have time to google it YUO do

We all do

Meanwhile, Larry, I’d like to cut & paste your comment and use it the next time I have the stomach to put up with all tha self tigghteous whining and ask for a frikkin vector.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 4:52:04 PM PDT by stanne
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To: cynwoody

“Port Dickson is a 47 minute drive from the airport from which MH370 departed.”

Is that rush hour or in light traffic?


26 posted on 03/12/2014 4:55:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: stanne
LOL! Yeh, well...

I actually wanted to see if the link would work. Did get somethin' out of it...

27 posted on 03/12/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe it's time call in the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude surveillance UAV and use the cameras on that plane to find the remains of MH 370.
28 posted on 03/12/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Billthedrill

Bookmark


29 posted on 03/12/2014 4:59:39 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: stanne

Typing Under the Influence are we?


30 posted on 03/12/2014 4:59:40 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
They all died instantly because the temp is 40 or 50 below zero at 35g altitude.I would say few, if any ,knew what hit them.

Maybe after it felt like their innards were being suckec out and the smell of human waste filled the cabin ... if they plane dove fast enough to 10K feet then they would have all remained alive to know what was coming to them very quickly

31 posted on 03/12/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: driftdiver

They would have lost consciousness within seconds from the rapid decompression and hypoxia. Some might come back closer to sea level.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: cynwoody

I guess we would have to see which way the tide flows. It has been 5 days...


33 posted on 03/12/2014 5:04:08 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Husker24

At least US carrier are required to for extended overwater operations. I imagine the same applies to foreign carriers.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 5:08:24 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: al baby
Is that rush hour or in light traffic?

I dunno. Why don't you book a flight to KUL, rent a car, and time it. Here's the map.

35 posted on 03/12/2014 5:11:38 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

40 or 50 below zero isn’t that bad. The temps wouldn’t get ya, but the sudden decompression might.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: rotstan

The stupidity coming out of the people speculating is even worse.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 5:16:58 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: plain talk
not necessarily. At least they have a location. I wonder how deep?

Same as the entire offshore depths around Malaysia for miles and miles...

Under 250 feet deep.
You can check that on Google Earth.

38 posted on 03/12/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: steve86

Sorry no, that doesn’t happen until about 40,000 feet. Thats why they put those oxygen mask thingies on these planes. Because people have time to get them. Their eardrums might blow out and they’d certainly get dizzy but they would not suddenly black out.

Within a minute they’d be below 25,000 feet and able to breath.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 5:24:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: G Larry

“Typing Under the Influence are we?”
___________________________________________
It was pretty obvious, haha.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 5:26:37 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

Have they checked it with Boeing—certainly they would be able to identify if the raft even remotely resembles what they carry on the 777.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 5:42:22 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I would think rendered unconscious or broken neck, pretty quickly?


42 posted on 03/12/2014 5:48:17 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: cynwoody

Not on my bucket list thank you


43 posted on 03/12/2014 5:58:08 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: nickcarraway

The officials sound like a bunch of incompetents. The fisherman could keep the raft afloat, but they couldn’t?

What I don’t get is why a life raft from a plane would sink. I don’t know what they are made of, but would it actually sink so rapidly that they couldn’t even get a boat hook on it?

Maybe this story is just a load of hooey.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 6:16:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

I don’t think it’s exactly hooey, in the strictest sense of the word. But I don’t think the “raft” is connected to this plane. More compelling evidence has it on the other side of Malaysia.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Bigg Red
What I don’t get is why a life raft from a plane would sink.

I remember a 25 man life raft from another ship went over the side. It only partially deployed so it was barely floating, mostly underwater. We had no easy way to lift it from the sea with that much water weight in it so we machine gunned it to sink it. It would have eventually sunk on its own, just slower.

46 posted on 03/12/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: publius911

Hey thanks.


47 posted on 03/12/2014 7:17:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: G Larry

Eh, no.

I was trying to give you moral support. Last time I do that, ya slanderer


48 posted on 03/12/2014 7:17:25 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway

An aircraft raft would have ID stamped on it and all kinds of serial numbers and other ID marks.


49 posted on 03/12/2014 7:21:02 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: driftdiver

The metal and composite aircraft shreds into a million pieces that become meat grinders. It is a very, very messy event and in addition the immediate exposure to 550+ mph winds tends to take people apart. Any that survived that I am sure were unconscious for their ride down.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 9:11:05 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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