The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 August 2006

"Pre-washed" vehicles?

When last we heard from the M/V Cougar Ace, it was heeled over practically on its side. Now righted, the vessel is being towed to a shipyard in Portland, Oregon, where repairs will be made and its cargo will be inspected.

The Coast Guard has claimed that there was "minimal" damage to the fleet of Mazda vehicles carried by the Cougar Ace, and Mazda has announced that they will inspect the cars to see if they can salvage anything saleable from the lot.

I have no idea whether they're likely to find anything worth trying to sell, though nothing about large quantities of water is actually good for cars; I'm pretty sure Jay Tea isn't interested.

Posted at 1:33 PM to Driver's Seat