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Old 10 February 2009, 17:27   #1
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The Clemenceau arrivies in Teesside



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/7877204.stm

Where do you stand on this?

Can the UK recycle the boat better than anybody else? If we can should we do it?

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Old 10 February 2009, 17:42   #2
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It's valuable jobs-and given the H&S culture we have here and the amount of attention it's received, I doubt there'll be any pollution as it'd never happen again if there was an incident.
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I'm all for it, if France doesn't want to do it or can't then we might as well have the work, it creates jobs on Teesside.
We've still got the American ghost ships kicking around somewhere too!
If it was upto me personally I'd clear them of any hazardous susbstances then sink them and make some great dive and fishing sites!

TAG have just lost the contract for the Seadragon project which has cost the surrounding businesses alot. So the more work the UK gets the better.

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They are getting paid 8.75 million to take it and its probably worth a million in pure scrap value on top of that.

Even after the labour costs, infrastructure, regulatory requirements they are going to be laughing!

Some serious money involved.

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We've still got the American ghost ships kicking around somewhere too!
Weren't they the last Liberty ships or something similar?
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Thats what they thought with the American ships until the license to break them was pulled. What do you do with a few old battleships? They did get the license again but I think theres more to it in the politics side.
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I think it's sad that the shipyard has to scrap, rather than build ships.
But business is business and I'm glad we've got it.
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Weren't they the last Liberty ships or something similar?
I honestly haven't got a clue Nos.
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a) I "think" so
b) They're in the same drydock as Clemenceau, all going to be dismantled together.
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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.
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