Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Boat full of cars flounders

The 654-foot Cougar Ace was on its way from Japan to Canada with 5,000 Japanese automobiles when on Monday it suddenly began taking on water and listing 230 miles south of the Aleutian Islands. The 22 crew members were safely rescued by the Coast Guard.

As of yesterday, the ship was still listing but showed no signs of sinking.

"Hello, Boss? Yeah, it's me. I have some bad news about those five thousand Japanese cars you ordered. It's the darnedest thing. It all started when we were on deck watching some dolphins and we all moved to one side of the ship..."

—Mellow Monk

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