Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 September 2011, 15:27   #1
Member
 
actions's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Herne Bay
Boat name: Red May
Make: Zodiac
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp Honda 4 Stroke
MMSI: Is quite long
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 653
Send a message via Skype™ to actions
SS Richard Montgomery, will it blow?

Just had a news feed alert for the SS Richard Montgomery.

Could make for some interesting ribbing should it go up.

Luckily we're far enough away in Herne Bay to maybe only loose the glass in the windows and we live by the seafront on a large hill so hopefully the tidal wave will only lick the front path, but who knows exactly how much explosive is down there. I feel sorry for everyone in direct sight who would lose a lot more.

Been round it a few times on the rib and its gives you a eery feeling seeing the masts sticking out and knowing whats down there.

I've attached a you tube video of it too from a few years ago for anyone who's interested.

BBC News - SS Richard Montgomery structural collapse 'getting closer'
__________________

__________________
actions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 September 2011, 16:32   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
MMSI: 235063789
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,005
I reckon if that went AWOl it would really sting.
__________________

__________________
www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz
GJ0KYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 04:16   #3
Member
 
Paul Cannell's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Kings Lynn
Boat name: Blow 'N' Away
Length: 7m +
MMSI: 235085136
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 474
Swamping the isle of Sh**y wouldn't be a bad thing to happen
__________________
Paul Cannell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 05:02   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 338
Working link to the report:
http://assets.dft.gov.uk/foi/dft-f00...ary-report.pdf
__________________
David G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 11:05   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: England
Boat name: n/a
Make: n/a
Length: no boat
Engine: n/a
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 362
Quote:
Originally Posted by actions View Post
I've attached a you tube video of it too from a few years ago for anyone who's interested.

BBC News - SS Richard Montgomery structural collapse 'getting closer'
Did anyone check the spelling of 'Sheppey'?
__________________
rigi36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 11:43   #6
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
well it happened in Halifax many years ago ,granted the ship was floating and not submerged but it flattened the place .

http://www3.sympatico.ca/goweezer/canada/blowup.htm

On a lighter note,
regarding the isle of sheppy ,many years ago a new girl in the shipping office that i worked at was asking if she needed customs clearence for a delivery of containers from yorkshire to the isle of sheppey ,,thick bitch,
think she thought it was in the Pacific .
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 12:42   #7
Member
 
actions's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Herne Bay
Boat name: Red May
Make: Zodiac
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp Honda 4 Stroke
MMSI: Is quite long
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 653
Send a message via Skype™ to actions
Customs

Much like the comments i hear in the harbour of "is that France over there".

Nope its Saarrthend. Your need to be down in the lovely Dover area to see the even more lovely Calais.......
__________________
actions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 13:27   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
MMSI: 235063789
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by m chappelow View Post
On a lighter note, regarding the isle of sheppy ,many years ago a new girl in the shipping office that i worked at was asking if she needed customs clearence for a delivery of containers from yorkshire to the isle of sheppey ,,thick bitch,
think she thought it was in the Pacific .
Making fun of someone who doesn't know where somewhere is and then calling them a thick bitch, that's really clever mate.
__________________
www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz
GJ0KYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 13:56   #9
Member
 
actions's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Herne Bay
Boat name: Red May
Make: Zodiac
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp Honda 4 Stroke
MMSI: Is quite long
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 653
Send a message via Skype™ to actions
Quote:
Originally Posted by GJ0KYZ View Post
that's really clever mate.


I'm thinking that M Chappelow didnt mean to cause offence. I'll wait for his reply.



To be fair the wife didnt have a clue where Jersey was and geography isnt my strong point.
__________________
actions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 September 2011, 16:07   #10
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
your right Actions ,i dident mean to cause offence ,just an exageration of harsh words in jest,

But to say she had good university degrees and the like ,hmmmm you dident see some the other stunts she pulled .

Fancy thinking that though eh,,,,we All know Canvey isle and the Isle of Sheppy are in the same group of islands as the canarys just off the coast of Africa ,,,arnt they
__________________

__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.