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Old 22 September 2007, 19:05   #1
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A Crompton on a cargo trip!!!



Can't believe I have found this. The picture quality is totally crap but you can still see what's going on. Just look at how many jerry cans they have at the bow!!!
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Old 23 September 2007, 05:32   #2
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ermmmm.

if i were to leave by regular job and become a slightly less upstanding citizen i am not sure i would put my face on film whilst doing it!!!

Cool video tho!!

one of our ships picked up an old tornado 8.5 with twin 250 Yam 2 strokes drifting off Fos Sur Mer earlier this year. they reported to the authorities and french customs came out to inspect and approve that there was nothing "wrong" still on board and crew claimed under salvage laws.

The crew were trying to sell it and i considered it before they started asking silly money for what was to all intents a drug running boat!

i believe its still sat on the quay in Germany now as the german autorities wanted their bit!

I have some pictures somewhere.. will post them if i find them.
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if i were to leave by regular job and become a slightly less upstanding citizen i am not sure i would put my face on film whilst doing it!!!

Indeed, never a good idea to film your crime spree
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Ahh but in the good old days Gib turned a blind eye as it was good for their economy and bad for Spain - and seeing the way the Spanish treat Gib they get all they deserve!!!
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doesnt look like a crompton to me
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I thought it looked a bit like a Searanger - maybe with a different console? Bit hard to tell as the video is so poor.
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I had that video on my phone for a while - it was distributed to a couple of Gibratarian friends of mine - the gentleman concerned was arrested and convicted of smuggling due to the evidence he presented indirectlyh to the police!

The stories that I have heard would make your toes curl!
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Well go on then.

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As Gib uses the British legal system I doubt that video would have been sufficient evidence on it's own. After all the cargo could easily have been Farley's Rusks and Golden Syrup!!!
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Well go on then.
I'm afraid they were told to me in confidence ............ I have no idea how he ended up convicted, but the video may have helped in some way!
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