Why not just deliberately scuttle it now, before it melts. You may be able to salvage something.
I wonder how deep the water is below the keel. If it doesn’t sink far enough it’ll still keep burning. I bet it’s melting inside. Anyone know how it started?
It’s in port, not enough water beneath the keel to sink completely. It may very likely be salvageable. Massive damage and fires on WWII ships were brought into dry docks, repaired and went back out to sea. The USS South Dakota is one example.
You would hope! That's 1.5 billion dollars in 1990's money, not including embarked aircraft.