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Old 27 February 2004, 05:38   #1
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Remember the Tricolor?

As in the RoRo ship that sunk in the Channel a while ago and was subsequently hit by a number of ships who failed to notice a clearly marked and well know wreck! Here's some pics of the salvage operation where they cut her in sections an lifted her onto a barge.

http://www.havenarbeiders.be/fototricolor.htm


Fascinating stuff!
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Old 27 February 2004, 05:57   #2
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Great photos, guess there will be some second hand Merc and BWM parts on e bay now.
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second hand BWM parts on e bay now.
I didn't realise it had been carrying RIBs too!!!
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Why are you thinking of selling your BWM on e bay ?

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Old 27 February 2004, 14:16   #6
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Amazing Pics

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Old 27 February 2004, 14:43   #7
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Somebody's been busy with the hacksaw!!
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Gonna take a lot of resin to make that one water tight again!
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great photo's and one of those volvo XC90's was mine!
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one of those volvo XC90's was mine!
It still is, Steve... Didn't the dealer 'phone you? It's ready for you to collect tomorrow. You did order it in "rust red" didn't you?
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NO Blue and in one piece not a cut and shut
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Bad luck, you'll have to go to the back of the waiting list again for that spec!
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That has to be the biggest hacksaw ever!!!!!!!
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How many blades do you reckon they got through?!?
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Great photos!!
Any spares for sale?
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for more info, better pics, annimations of how they cut it up see http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/pages...01Preparations
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Now then, if they cut her up like that then a fair amount of her cargo must have fallen out during the recovery of each section. so who wants a new BMW and does anyone facny a bit of diving.

Couple of video clips on that web site too.

Apparently the ship was owned by the Capital Bank of Scotland. Guess the Share holders won't be celebrating this year.

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That has to be the biggest hacksaw ever!!!!!!!
Yeah. Look at the engines. It's gone in behind one of the flywheels and cut throught the crankshaft, travelled to the next one and cut most of the way through the flywheel and then popped out, missed the 3rd one and moved on to cut throught the propeller shaft. I bet that took the edge off the cutters.
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