An outsider's view of life in Japan. It doesn't mean I'm right. But it doesn't mean I'm wrong.
Being in the Navy, I have seen this happen on our ship, too. Every so often we have to open the condensers for the generators to clean all of the marine life out.
Ha! Yes, I can see that happening a lot... but I figured more submarine rather than ship... That's got to be a nasty job - having to clean it!