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How about travelling by submarine? One of the problems with ferries and faster boats is that they stop running when the sea is rough.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 05:07:47 AM EST
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Wouldn't a submarine be slower than a surface ferry? The slow ferry is almost never cancelled, the fast ones run unreliably for about half the year.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 05:24:00 AM EST
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Not if it's a nuclear submarine, 30 knots easily... ;)

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by Starvid on Sat Dec 19th, 2009 at 06:50:15 PM EST
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They could take a tip from Columbian drug smugglers, who build ships that basically run just below the surface with snorkels up for air and exhaust.  They are going for a low profile to avoid detection, but a similar design on a scale of a large ferry with tanks that could be pumped out for docking would be much less vulnerable to most sea conditions. :-)

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 01:15:33 AM EST
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