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Old 09 June 2006, 12:58   #1
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What a Tanker!!

Whoops!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/5064014.stm
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Old 09 June 2006, 14:11   #2
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"The Willy.... suffered a split midships" Ouch!
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Maybe it's the name - another tanker "Willy" ended up on a beach near Plymouth back in 2002.

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Maybe it's the name - another tanker "Willy" ended up on a beach near Plymouth back in 2002.

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I understand it's the same WILLY
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Are you sure? - I thought she was scrapped around 5 months after the event down in spain?

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Old 09 June 2006, 23:30   #6
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A ship might have been scrapped but it doesnt stop an unscrupluous (spelling) seafarer making up sea time using its name!! I used to work for the MCA in its Certifcate of Competence department and two days before i left a seafarer was due for sentencing for several counts of fraud after I had discovered his discharge book (record of service) was a tissue of lies!

If i hadn't have noticed this, an oral examination would have been the only thing in between them and the authorisation to be in charge of any ship,any size! To me, that is very worrying!!I'm just glad i carried out the extra checks!

It is exceeedingly profitable for a seaferer to become captain of a ship and for this reason many of them will make fake entries into their discharge book! There is a never ending supply of applications to the MCA for OOW, Mates and Masters COC's of various types of ships. Inevitably some will slip though the net and will become Masters and in charge of ships full of dangerous cargoes. There is not much that can be done to stop this except for the vigilance of the people in the COC department of the MCA. All we can hope for is that they keep up the good work and are vigilant against fraud!!!
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Anyone know how it happened? Surely they would have seen each other from miles away on radar... had one of the boats stopped?
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and with all that space it does make you wonder sometime!!
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I thought there may have been a few probs with those 2 tankers I was playing with - I only wanted to see if I could herd them together like sheep.
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Anyone know how it happened?
The usual story starts with half a bottle of scotch, and finishes after the other half!
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