Via Daudi Omuruchi
Operations to retrieve a car that plunged into the Indian Ocean with its two occupants- Ms Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu may prove an impossible mission to undertake if we look back at history some 107 years ago.
After the Titanic ship sank in 1912, the vessel was never seen again till 1985 when an American oceanographer, Robert Ballard, photographed it has split into two upon impact with the sea floor.
Surprisingly not a single skull of the 1100 people who perished was ever recovered having dissolved into calcium due to high ocean pressure and violent chemical reaction going on 3 km under the Ocean surface.
Titanic was built not to sink but sank after hitting an iceberg some 640 km southeast of the coast of Newfoundland.
Could the car that sank with the duo in Likoni still being carried away by raging sea storms and that it could be now about 20-40 Km from the site where it slipped into the Ocean? Kenya is ill-equipped for such a delicate mission. Meanwhile, can’t they just calculate the speed of ocean storms against the weight of the box and create a rough estimation of where the car could be now.
I doubt it sank directly straight down from where it drop downs must have been pushed by the tide considering the waters were also in motion created by the ferry and vibrations from other moving ships.
the US should be involved in the recovery, the family and Kenya is in deep agony and pain