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62,000t Ship Breaking Up Off The Devon Coast  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Posted (7 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

This started several days ago when two Royal Navy rescue helicopters set out from Cornwall to rescue the crew of the Napoli from their life raft in 50ft seas. The ship had run into difficulties after it's engine rooms flooded, it was supposed to then be towed into Portland, but it began to sink further and has had to be grounded a mile off the shore. Now it's breaking up and the cargo; containers holding anything from toxic chemicals to BMW motorbikes is now washing up on the South Devon beaches. Most worrying though is the 3500 tonnes of oil that it's carrying, several hundred of which have already leaked out.

Full story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6283965.stm

Hope they can contain the mess, otherwise it could be very bad news for wildlife and the tourism industry!

Dan Smile


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User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Thread starter):
Hope they can contain the mess, otherwise it could be very bad news for wildlife and the tourism industry!

Agreed! Hope the damage to wildlife, etc.isn't too severe  Sad


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2444 times:

Seems like some things don't ever change... Scavengers take washed-up goods  Silly


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
Seems like some things don't ever change... Scavengers take washed-up goods

Shame I had no way of getting there, wouldn't have minded one of the bikes;

"Around 50 BMW motorbikes were carried off the beach last night," Big grin

Mind you there was a similar incident off North Cornwall just before Christmas when a ship lost it's cargo of tongue and grove flooring. No prizes for guessing what the locals have been using for their DIY recently silly  It's good stuff too, my Cousin managed to get enough to do her whole house!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
It's good stuff too, my Cousin managed to get enough to do her whole house!

WoW... So her house is filled with STOLEN property...???



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months ago) and read 2408 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
WoW... So her house is filled with STOLEN property...???

I really wouldn't know. It's not my place to go about asking picky questions like that about their decisions.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
Seems like some things don't ever change

They've been doing that on the English coast for centuries! Mind you, deliberately guiding ships on to the rocks seems to frowned on a bit these days...  Wink



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
WoW... So her house is filled with STOLEN property...???

I don't know whether it would be classed as 'stolen' or not until somebody 'claims the wreck'.  Wink



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User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

International waters  Wink salvage is whats washed up on the beach, it belongs to nobody and you can take what you wish without fear of prosecution etc so i heard today on the news. Although what you do take from the beach you have to by law, register and record it.

Doubtful the owners of the BMW bikes etc will come forward...i bet they have some pretty good insurance  Wink


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Shame I had no way of getting there, wouldn't have minded one of the bikes;

You could have fared beter though, a couple of years back...  Wink

Quote:
Loch Shiel Wreck (Whiskey Wreck)

The Loch Shiel was carrying gunpowder and sank in 1894 off Thorn Island. She weighed in at 1218 tons, and was 205ft long and 36ft wide, but is now well weathered and broken up, bearing no resemblance to a majestic sailing ship of her previous years. She lies in 8m-15m of water. She’s also known as the whiskey wreck as the ship was carrying 60 cases, all 100 percent proof, which was picked up by locals, and hidden in cliffs and buried. Some remained concealed for years, and as far back as only 1950 2 bottles were found in a roof of a nearby house in Angle.

http://www.westwalesdivers.co.uk/sites-milford.asp

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
They've been doing that on the English coast for centuries! Mind you, deliberately guiding ships on to the rocks seems to frowned on a bit these days...

Two words... OK, one is an acronym: GPS jammers! Big grin



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 8):
International waters salvage is whats washed up on the beach, it belongs to nobody and you can take what you wish without fear of prosecution etc so i heard today on the news. Although what you do take from the beach you have to by law, register and record it.

Exactly, and even so, it's not stolen - it's lost property Wink

Cornwall works in strange ways. You can bet that the local officer would have been down there along with all the other villagers getting himself some 'driftwood'  Smile



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
"Around 50 BMW motorbikes were carried off the beach last night,"

Well the locals are doing a good job cleaning them up though...

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/48/489/489652/bmwstjelere858X_1169491671_1169491686.jpg
"Hi Dad, I'm down at the beach and was just wondering if you wanted a new BMW motorbike. Oh, ask mom if she wants one too by the way..."

Thom@s



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
You could have fared beter though, a couple of years back...

Ahh, now that sounds like my kind of ship-wreck. If you pardon the pun, I wonder how many people got 'wrecked' on the bounty Big grin

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
"Hi Dad, I'm down at the beach and was just wondering if you wanted a new BMW motorbike. Oh, ask mom if she wants one too by the way..."

and in a silly Cornwall accent: "Do you want any of that smelly water stuff, per foom or whatever they call it?"



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
"Hi Dad, I'm down at the beach and was just wondering if you wanted a new BMW motorbike. Oh, ask mom if she wants one too by the way..."

Silly question - but have the chavs stealing the motorbikes actually thought that A) they are likely to be saltwater damaged beyond repair and B) what the hell is the use of a motorbike with no keys?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 14):
Silly question - but have the chavs stealing the motorbikes actually thought that A) they are likely to be saltwater damaged beyond repair and B) what the hell is the use of a motorbike with no keys?

Of course not, they are mere Chavs. You are assuming they have intellect, no, they simply liked the shiny badge. Big grin

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Mind you there was a similar incident off North Cornwall just before Christmas when a ship lost it's cargo of tongue and grove flooring. No prizes for guessing what the locals have been using for their DIY recently It's good stuff too, my Cousin managed to get enough to do her whole house!

Wouldn't it warp if it got wet and become useless?

Quoting Noelg (Reply 14):
Silly question - but have the chavs stealing the motorbikes actually thought that A) they are likely to be saltwater damaged beyond repair and B) what the hell is the use of a motorbike with no keys?

Well once they hotwire it, they'll discover the issues when the frame disintegrates as they ride down the road.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 16):
Wouldn't it warp if it got wet and become useless?

I thought that too, but it seems pretty dry. Still, the ancient cottage they live in is equally damp, so I doubt it'll matter silly 

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 14):

Aren't they in containers though?



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

So when buying a used BMW bike in England these days, stick your ear to the tailpipe and see if you can hear the ocean's roar.

I was once told that every house in a small town in Nevada had identical appliances from a train wreck nearby.

Also that a carload of zinfandel grapes found their way into a waterbed. Hey, you make wine your way, we'll make it ours.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 14):
A) they are likely to be saltwater damaged beyond repair

The containers did drift ashore, so they weren't flooded that badly. I guess that might help.  Wink

Quoting Noelg (Reply 14):
B) what the hell is the use of a motorbike with no keys?

That is the amazing bit: those folks actually had the keys and papers!!! I've read about it in German, so here goes: http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,461346,00.html

Quote:
"Die Beamten konnten nichts machen, die Leute hatten Schlüssel und Papiere für die Maschinen", erzählte Augenzeuge Jack aus Plymouth.

"Officials couldn't do a thing, those people had keys and papers for the bikes" says eyewitness Jack from Plymouth.

I distantly remember one documentary about the car port in Emden, NW Germany, that I saw years ago... the folks left all the keys and papers in the cars after parking them aboard the transporter, since obviously no one would be able to sort thousands of keys after unloading the cars. And who could possibly steal a car on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
WoW... So her house is filled with STOLEN property...???

It's actually not illegal if you report what you've taken to some government body. The owners, if they want to have their possesions back, have to pay a cash reward.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

I'm sure I saw Cornish on that beach on the news last night. He was carrying armfuls of nappies. Now what would he want them for?  Confused  Wink


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 22):
I'm sure I saw Cornish on that beach on the news last night. He was carrying armfuls of nappies. Now what would he want them for? Confused Wink

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