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Naruto whirlpools (7)

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Whirlpools (Maelstrøm) - Naruto whirlpools. On Wed. 17 Oct. 2001, during the ebb flow (current from Insland Sea to Pacific Ocean), a freighter became trapped in the vortices, its bow hit the rocks and the ship was grounded until the next high tide. Freighter trapped in Naruto whirlpools which became grounded beneath the bridge.

Hubert Chanson, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

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