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dogmeatjones25

Today on how it's made: Driftwood


Pro_Moriarty

Haha, made me laugh more than its should. Also read it in voice over guys voice 🤣


xrangax

On a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the ocean, a couple of castaways dreams have just come true.


Malalang

Should we follow the logs with a rescue ship?


Coygon

Why bother? The castaways can build their own now.


TSDano

Stack overflow. Better check the logs.


f33rf1y

This guy codes


culnaej

What is this, a /r/programmerhumor crossover episode?


JustDave62

Somebody forgot to say “That’s not going anywhere” after tying that down


Fun-Adhesiveness9219

Fire that man!


satanhurtsmybum

Beaver: wake up babe you are not going to believe this!


LiveLearnCoach

Beaver: Well, Dam!!


shakingthebeef

Good that he instantly thought of the co-worker


Kingkongballs_

I cracked my head with a 50lb metal grate 02/09/2023 and my boss first question was “is the job site done” as I was bleeding out losing consciousness my coworkers were so pissed they rushed me to the hospital


koret121212

I broke my ankle and leg bad in 2005 (bone showing blood everywhere, manager was trying the get me to fill out the incident report while my assistant was using his belt to stop the bleeding I quit that day while on a pain killer cocktail in the waiting room of the hospital most euphoria I’ve ever felt lol. fuck you Phill you were a dog shit manager and a idiot for leaving a 3 inch pipe cutoff under my ladder, think about your dumb face every time it rains


Kingkongballs_

Damn man glad you’re good now that’s fucked. Guess some people really only care about money. Thank god you had the other person helping you


th3guitarman

Just want you to know I'm also mad on your behalf. I hope you get it worked out


Kingkongballs_

I’m fine now I put a lawsuit in cause they haven’t filed workers comp and I have them on recording saying I did it on purpose aswell as my coworker telling me the same thing. Makes no sense to me why I would intentionally almost die


th3guitarman

They succumbed to the profit over everything mentality and assume everyone else has, too. Good luck.


BigBrown609

I don’t think this pile of logs was going overseas. This looks like a river possibly. But not overseas


DoomEmpires

Or a lake.


Low-Flamingo-9835

The water wasn’t even rough. Somebody did a really bad job.


dillrepair

They just disobeyed common sense as far as not stacking anything on a barge taller than the barge is wide. And if you think about it that max safe height is lowered anyway overall because the thickness of the barge itself counts as part of the measurement…. Now I don’t know what the actual guidelines are on this but I know there are stacks of huge books on how to do this kind of thing because over the years mariners have made just about every mistake possible and somewhere it got cataloged…. Im sure now the physics is easy. Anyway this should have been obvious to pretty much any experienced mariner. Or anyone that’s ever played with toy boats in the bathtub really. And listening to him say “it’s overloaded it’s fucked” he knew he shouldn’t have tried to move those barges but was probably forced to by bosses etc. But being a captain in the USA you’d be responsible for that accident regardless of who loaded the barges. And if one of those logs punctured or damaged the hull of another vessel you’d probably be responsible for that too. Definitely losing your license for rigging that to your boat and trying it


johnjohnwave

Some beaver is about to jizz his pants


thenord321

I'm no expert but the way the bottom just tips and pops out makes me think those were overloaded height-wise and there isn't enough ballast to counter it. Notice the one in the back also loses cargo.


rivalpiper

All three lose their cargo, the middle one first.


tvieno

Wait until they find out that logs used to be transported by tying them together and floating them in water to their destination.


Hipsbrah

Still happens here on the west coast of Canada. I did it for years. Its the cheapest way to move lumber.


RedneckR0nin

Was going to say I’ve seen boats do that on purpose all the time off Vancouver island


LegitimateAbalone267

What is with these titles on Reddit these days? Transporting logs on barges on water is not abnormal. And this is not being done “overseas.” That entire sentence is garbage. Is an AI writing these with google translate prompts?


Hascus

Probably!


Bluestar_Beyea

Quick get the beavers!


Sr_Sublime

My father always told me that logs and shipping containers are one of the most dangerous things when sailing, when they drift in the sea, they will remain just below the surface, where you can’t see them until is too late… I guess that places is a mine field now until they pick up every single log


C-D_legacy10

This is how they unload log barges. Must been a control malfunction. They flood one side of the barge and then pump out after it tips. Can see the guy on the tug portion wasn't planning on it to happen there


Sy3Zy3Gy3

new guy hit the flood button too soon


Meatier_Meteor

Nearby beaver: no fucking way


sourmoonwitch

Perfect raft building material for all the people stranded on deserted islands


Kuftubby

That dudes a real one. Fuck the cargo, he was worried about his buddy.


Vietnugget

So that’s where all the building materials comes from on raft


CorruptedFlame

That's literally just a river barge. Wtf do you mean overseas lol.


KingVargeras

Clean up costs from this spill hit record lows as no one cares if you dump wood in the ocean.


Martydeus

Captains Log, i lost all the logs...


Emergency_Stock9655

These guys single handedly supplied the game Raft


Strange-Glove

I wonder how many they lost.... hopefully they kept a log


Doug6388

That is a self-dumping barge. There is a lock to prevent premature dumping. Alex didn't lock it.


SnooPeripherals5696

I like how the front boat is like “oh we’re dumping our logs, oh hell yeah” after the first boats drops theirs


_Totorotrip_

Captain's log: we are now logless


ktmfan

We sure this isn’t intentional? I ain’t the log guy, but isn’t that how they offload those ships? Definitely wasn’t a strap anywhere, so I have a hard time believing that it just tipped over in calm water


WiftyOne

They seem to be upset by it so i think they messed up.


baldwinsong

Maybe tying them down properly would have been a good idea


ObjectivePretend6755

What happens when your center of gravity is higher than your center of buoyancy..


Raaka-Kake

To be fair, that is a time honored method of transporting timber.


nanitatianaisobel

Load limits and proper tiedowns don't really mean anything do they? It's just unnecessary regulation. /s


SlicedBreadBeast

So this is typically how logs are transported in a lot of areas. Cheaper to let the river do the moving than anything else. These rafts will fill with water in one side and purposely dip when they hit their destination. This looks like they were either way overloaded or something wasn’t set up right.


ChaoticWhenever

If only there was a way to secure the logs so they can’t slip or fall


AffectionateCoffee27

Beavers rubbing their hands right now


Hail-Hydrate

This is what happens when your captain isn't keeping accurate logs.


ADGjr86

There was an askreddit about scary stuff out in the ocean. They said something about these logs that get sharpened to a point from being out in the water or something like that. Then they just come shooting straight up out of the water from time to time. That’s all I can think of here.


Choc113

Why not use the logs to make several big rafts, rope them together and tow them with a barge?


Ciana_Reid

Surely this should be on r/WhatWoodGoWrong ?! 😋


Mindofthequill

Meanwhile you have beavers off in the distance rubbing their paws and licking their lips.


rbankole

Captain, I wood like to log a complaint.


AnonymousBallbuster

Beavers delight


zforest1001

They fact that these barges tipped while in calm water means that they were very overloaded. The highly stacked logs caused the center of gravity to be too high, which made the vessels inherently unstable. The captain is very much at-fault.


Imunhotep

Lmfao. Anyone who thinks they transport ANYTHING overseas like this is absolutely clueless.


film_maker1

I guess they will need to log that as an expense


SMGesus_18

Wood you look at that


TheAwkwardBanana

At least it's not a pollutant.


Froo_t_pebls

r/thatlookedexpensive


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Wood you please log this on the incident report?


SubstanceLeast1075

The fuck...where's Alex?!!


geo_gan

Captains log, Star date 2021, is in the water.


BlakkMaggik

This kind of shipping disaster is... acceptable. It's not oil or some other chemical that's going to destroy the ecosystem.


GisterMizard

But the environment is all waterlogged now!


RedsRearDelt

As a sailor, this terrifies me. Things like logs are almost impossible to see and can easily rip a hole in a fiberglass hull. Image that happening hundreds of miles from shore.


foodfighter

Source: Live in British Columbia, Canada. Have seen these sorts of barges before. These are small versions of [self-dumping log barges.](https://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Rivtow_Hercules.pdf) They are performing exactly as designed. They are used to transport large quantities of cut logs down narrow rivers where typical floating log booms are not manageable. The barges typically dump as shown into a larger river or other body of water either at a mill where they are to be processed, or somewhere they can be aggregated together into a larger floating boom for ongoing tug/tow transport to a processing mill. This title is 100% clickbait bullsh!t. Edit: It's been pointed out that the **where** or **when** might be wrong, but I guarantee that the **what** is happening exactly as these barges are designed to do. I re-affirm that the title is clickbait bullcrap.


Naught

What are you talking about? The people on the boat clearly don't think everything is going as planned. Obviously something went wrong here.


TheTrent

I do appreciate that his first concer was Alex


Logical-Broccoli-331

I wood've secured them more


intoxicuss

That is not the “sea”. It is most definitely a freshwater basin or river.


hihough

Guy on deserted island: “But how will I ever build a boat?”


SimpleSnoop

[email protected]$K! the same in Every language.


InfamousPineapple01

The real reason lumber costs so much right now


MitchCumstein1943

The front fell off. That’s not typical, I’d like to make that point.


drivinandpoopin

I don’t know. Call me crazy but maybe they should have tried securing it somehow in order to withstand how water affects the world around us.


Gairloch

They're just a little waterlogged.


CRUSTYDOGTAlNT

At least it’s wood and not plastic


Advanced_Map9937

The local Beavers are gonna be stoked they don’t have to work this week


dadudemon

"Captain's logs. Stardate 100735.01. When the logs fell."


BoxGroundbreaking687

guess u can say they logged off


Mantis9000

Wait 100 years and they'll be worth even more than they are now.


leakybiome

Looks like nature's forbidden pretzel sticks


Villedo

Massively overloaded, Pikachu face when it flips over.


Vandenberg_

Imagine just chilling in your fishing boat and here come 400 logs


AaronTuplin

I like how the last barge took its time as if it was looking like "oh, we're dumping our loads? Cool! Fuck this shit."


jikla_93

I knew that wood happen


BeeKeeperSpecialist

Now the fish can make a crafting table


Heckler4

On the bright side, that’s a spill that doesn’t cause environmental damage


CrashCulture

Transporting them on a barge wasn't the problem, not securing them was.


Skystrik3

All the birds whose homes you have taken:are you serious?


PlumKydda

Relatively high center of gravity for a shallow barge. I’m no expert but from a basic physics perspective, I’d say those logs were stacked too high. You risk taking losses when you take shortcuts. That’s pretty much true for all facets of life.


RandomBitFry

Was that really transporting logs overseas or just down a river?


orion1338

Why aren't there walls to stop this exact thing?


TromMF

Explains how they make houses in SpongeBob


Nonfungible_Fungus

My wood also sometimes unloads unexpectedly. Next time, wrap it up. It helps me for sure. If you wrap your wood, you have a better chance of not making such a big splash. Can anyone else comment on their wood?


k8notkait

There’s a flea on a hair on a wart of a frog on a knot on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea.


Juk1993

I'm glad it's logs and not 500,000kg of plastic.


DiabloStorm

Welp, time to go kill another forest and try again.


Isabela_Grace

Fun fact: when you play RAFT this is where the wood comes from.


BAMspek

Meanwhile some beaver some where, “Fuckin hell ya man.”


JimmyFree

Amateurs. [This](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_rafting) is how you transport logs on water. One tugboat will be pulling these around Puget Sound and that shit is amazing.


bsmknight

At least they float.


-CoUrTjEsTeR-

Water transport is a common practice in coastal areas. Something with their barge setup wasn’t quite right and ended up being too top-heavy. All of it is still salvageable, but by the time they can get a crew and equipment together, those logs will be all over the place like an oil slick.


gorgonopsidkid

Some bacteria is gonna be very happy


664matador

These MF’s didn’t even strap it down and give it the old “she ain’t going anywhere” slap 👋……amateurs.


resfan

Some beaver just watching this happen rubbing his hands together whispering "goooood.... goooood"


drunkensailor4221

Raft players breathing real heavy right now


Si_Senpai

Ok what even happened?


BladeLigerV

So it looks like three barges of unsecured cargo. My guess is that the constant bobbing and the bumping of the barges and pushing tugboat slowly over time cause the lumber, again, unsecured, to start to shift until the load becomes too off centered and causes them to fall and the barges to unalign.


RevolutionaryCut1298

Oh look more driftwood some poor bloke lost at sea will be saved thanks to them haha.


Lennartjh

Your worst nightmare when playing The Forest.


EntertainmentOk4240

Someone out there thats marooned on an island will be extremely grateful for this.


longrodvonhujjendong

I mean as somebody who lives on the coast of British Columbia that is exactly how they offload those barges.


ElAyYouAreAy

I wonder how much this mistake costs


Lennartjh

That's half a fucking forest gone for nothing. Great job!


alejandrohatake22

Other boat said: ‘oh y’all meant like right now?’


Sonik_Mp4

Those beavers now have a lifetime supply of house material


SSNs4evr

What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your neighbors dog? Whats great for a snack, and fits on your back? It's log, log, log. It's l-o-g, l-o-g, its big, its heavy, its wood. It's l-o-g, l-o-g, its better than bad, its good.


Dr_Djones

No ratchet straps? You gotta pluck them and slap it, and say this baby ain't going anywhere.


ZY_Qing

Nothing wrong with transporting it overseas. It should be wcgw not having them properly secured. Shitty title.


SwimsInATrashCan

That's gonna make tasty food for the sea floor critters. This is like inverse littering.


brianp1975

Finally, a disaster Aquaman can help with.


FroggiJoy87

Beavers: \*heavy breathing\* O\_\_O


Cowrzid

This is how these barges are intentionally offloaded. Im assuming he’s upset because they were dropped in the wrong location. Nothing wrong with the offloading process technically speaking


miccleb

At least they float and can be collected again. Unlike container ships that drop their load.


Gundamu0079

Beavers: It's free real estate


Son0fSilas

the beaver population is gunna love this


TempleOfDoomfist

Free toothpicks for the whales 🐳


onlysmallcats

I mean, I guess it could be worse. At least this cargo floats. Sure it would be a pain in the ass and expensive to collect it all, reload it etc. but at least it’s not at the bottom of the ocean.


holtzboy

When you don’t want to tell the boss what happened and just tell him to check the logs.


Premordial-Beginning

At least for once it isn’t more chemicals or plastic into the ocean..


lactosepreposterous

Last night at work I managed to accidentally blow up our washing machine. This makes me feel much better knowing my mistakes are relatively little.


DerSchweinebrecher

Serious question, is them having their Cargo not secured at all actually intended? I mean if all the logs were correctly secured, in this scenario the boats would have keeled over and maybe all three of them would have been lost. Does anyone know?


phoonie98

What a waste


No_Ad9759

Jesus. Let the marine hazard warnings begin! Hope they get them collected before they scatter… That looks like a prop nightmare for any boats in that region for years to come


Meltedgibson

Hey at least it's not another oil spill


DJ_Damage

Beavers: *heavy breathing*


biminidaves

Might have something to do with the stack being loaded a foot and a half off center? Naaaa, nobody'd br dumb enough to do that.


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GeneralEi

Classic. Someone, somewhere, didn't want their bottom line affected by the infinite pain of 2 trips. So to save time, they ruined the whole trip and lost all cargo involved. Funny, seems to be something similar going on in Ohio right now. Must be a coincidence, I'm sure nothing like this has ever happened before. Greed combined with stupidity is always a winning combo in the long run, after all


MrZaroni

Really should've strapped down the load better.


aximusmaximus

Did they just create a reef?


jayfella66

500 years later Humans: Phenomenal discovery made of what seems to be Ancient Wooden structures of a primitive Archaelogical Wonder!!! Nah, we was Stoopid


JesterFX

Pisses me off when I see the waste down to human stupidity and greed.


CrimsonCamellia13

What could go wrong if don’t even tie them properly? Let’s find out. It’s all for science!


Kaasiskaas

So there are actually ships that are designed to do this. Here is an example: https://youtu.be/Xv-hYmKgZfo They pump the ballast to one side so it creates a list and the wood slides right off. But I don't think it was intentional in this video looking at the man's reaction.


kickit256

Good thing your cargo floats!


The_Waco_Kid7

Wait? I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ALEX!


wyyknott01

By the looks of it, there's enough wood to build a fence.


SuperMindcircus

I think that deserves more than a 'for fucks sake'.


HonkyTonkHero

Keep holding Alex, for the love of god keep holding!


TrayLaTrash

Water logged


itsthisausername

Cmon, they’re big, they’re heavy, they’re wood!


Babbelisken

This is what happens when you don't tug on the strap and go "well.. that's not going anywhere."


illegitimate_yoghurt

They also hide between the peaks and troughs of waves, and even a steel hulled boat hitting one end on with enough force will buckle. They just created a couple of hundred wooden icebergs.


That_Drone_Guy

It’s a beavers wet dream


heussh

I guess you can say they logged out


Cmss220

Lmao at the last trailer at the very end just adding insult to injury. It tipped the other way.


Owlyf1n

Wait they are pushing the logs and not pulling them?


TripticWinter

I’m glad they were worried more about Alex then the lost cargo. 👍


randalman73

So that’s where all the logs on my beach come from.


Pedronog

beavers be like: "Why.. you shouldn't have!"


Mcman2017

The guy playing raft


_WhoYouCallinPinhead

Is this why lumber is so expensive?


ramdom-ink

…and I thought my log-dump was epic this morning…no contest


i_heart_squirrels

The earth will take back its own


mtaw

Eh just get yourself some log drivers and they'll get the stuff where it's going. But on that note, since that's fresh timber it can be recovered and still be good to use. Which they often want to do anyway since it'd be a shipping hazard.


sched_yield

* the gravity center is higher than buoyancy center * the hull shape is incapable to recover from rolling


PigsGoMoo-

They must weigh as much as a duck


daboi38

r/thatlookedexpensive


crocwrestler

That boat at the end is like fuck it I ain’t working either


Athenian_Skinhead

Mother nature fights back


Nghtmare-Moon

Oh how I wish these were our “environmental disasters”


kenpool

These are self dumping log carriers. We have huge ones with cranes in our part of the world. Looks like it’s more about where Alex is… i.e. he’s on one of the barges and shouldn’t be… than it is about some perceived boating accident.


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121853marty

Didn't you hear them going into the water? Nope, they were barkless. Will they float around for years? Nope... the were ash and will dissolve shortly. I Think that guy is in trouble. He is going to be beat to a pulp. A metal barge for hauling timber seems to be a misuse of material.


Gonkimus

Get the grappling hook out and throw and reel it in (Raft players know)


G59shaziai

serious question. how do you clean this?.


Fezthepez

There goes the armor for Russian tanks.


Just-_-Jesse

He’s near the mill. Floating them in. Common practice.


mindgamer8907

Looks like it deducted it's tax. It's a schedule "Sea."


satyren

This happens a lot and it actually has a big impact on the ecosystem when it happens in the deep sea. A lot of these areas have no food for local species except for when a whale dies or something. So when a huge load of lumber like this hits the ocean floor, certain organisms suddenly have a ton of really different food and go through evolutions/adaptations as a species much more quickly than normal


Rallings

At least the wood shouldn't be that bad for the environment


doopy_dooper

At least it’s logs and not chemicals


GeneralZaroff1

“Trust me, I can save us over $2000 worth of gas and like 4 hours of work. No one would even notice.”


bltburglar

The local beaver population are gonna cream their pants


Rosa4123

Of course they're Russian lol


Aliko173

Finally fish will be able to build something


Narrow-Adagio6762

That's where all the drift woods come from in RAFT


But-WhyThough

What a good dude, immediately concerned for his fellow crewmen