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Old 11 February 2009, 09:11   #11
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Don't they also disassemble oil rigs there too?

There's a steady revenue stream if I ever saw one.
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Old 11 February 2009, 09:16   #12
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The Glost ships were afloat and had booms around them incase of any spills from them.
If you go on google maps the ships are just below Seal Sands and to the right of Graythorp.
The environmentalists are insane - they won't let anyone dispose of them properly so in the end they will rot into the sea and cause far more trouble.

Surely it's better for the environment to dispose of such things properly than to run it up onto a beach in India and let the scavengers do their work???

Asbestos is treated with way too much hysteria. As long as it's handled carefully it is fine.
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Old 11 February 2009, 09:24   #13
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Great news for the UK economy. One thing I find absolutely laughable is the criticism France took from the UK government when they had planned to have it dismantled by India (who at the time accepted to do the job). Especially as there was a UK ship that had been dismantled in India a few years before hand. I really really hope that the safety conditions are going to be high as I would hate it if someones health was put at risk so that some bugger can get rich.
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Old 11 February 2009, 09:30   #14
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/content/im...allery.shtml?1

and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/content/im...llery.shtml?15

Picture 15.

I think all the ships, including the Ghost ships are now inside the drydock.
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Old 11 February 2009, 12:10   #15
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Would be nice if more rig work came to Teesside, save me travelling as far!
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Well the UK, especially the Clyde has a huge ship building history, so I dont see the big deal in pulling them apart again
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Well the UK, especially the Clyde has a huge ship building history, so I dont see the big deal in pulling them apart again
It appears harder to pull them apart than build um.

Kind of a back handed compliment that we are adept at doing it.

I suppose we've been breaking ships for centuries anyway, normally illegally.

Good old Cornish wreckers.
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i know that the port authority has been dredging non stop for weeks around the seaton greatham creek channel they were moving the other ghost ships to the petrol terminal for a while as they needed more room .
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