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Old 15 January 2008, 03:53   #11
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http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-pr...490&m=1&y=2008

Look out here's another one!!!

A large car carrier has gone aground - didn't this happen a while ago as well???
It's now been refloated & on it's way!

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-ne...02C&m=1&y=2008
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Old 15 January 2008, 15:50   #12
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No, us Cornish are by far the best wreckers, I reckon Mollers n Parkesy will have rubbed each other in the left over fat from the Turkey, tipped the mice nest out their speedos and will be jumping in anytime now!
'Jumped in by now' You're way off Sunshine! Parkesy has built and fitted 3 kitchens with his stash already and I'm living in mine.
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Old 16 January 2008, 08:06   #13
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7191061.stm

Apparently a wood "slick" is drifting towards the coast - nice aerial footage of it - looks a nightmare for boaters for some time ye.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7189617.stm

Leave this timber alone scavengers have been warned!!! As if it would be viable to salvage it - it would be far better for all concerned if people remove every scrap washed up!!!
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Old 17 January 2008, 15:39   #14
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Drifting Timber Eastern Approaches To The Solent

QUEENS HARBOUR MASTER PORTSMOUTH
NAVIGATION WARNING
NAV WARN 1/08

Drifting Timber Eastern Approaches To The Solent

MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT A FIVE MILE RAFT OF FLOATING TIMBER REPORTED TO BE SOUTH OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT AM ON 17 JAN IS PREDICTED TO ARRIVE IN THE EASTERN APPROACHES OF THE SOLENT DURING THE EVENING OF 18/19 JAN 08; THIS COULD SPREAD INTO THE SOLENT DURING 19/20 JAN.

SOME OF THE TIMBER IS IN LARGE BALES APPROX 3M X 3M AND 10 M LONG WHILST SOME IS BROKEN UP. CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN NAVIGATING IN THIS AREA.

ANY SIGHTINGS LARGE OR SMALL ARE TO BE REPORTED WITH APPROXIMATE POSITION TO QHM PORTSMOUTH ON VHF CHANNEL 11 OR BY TELEPHONE ON 023927 - 23689 / 23694


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Old 17 January 2008, 15:45   #15
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Apparently a wood "slick" is drifting towards the coast - nice aerial footage of it - looks a nightmare for boaters for some time ye.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7189617.stm

Leave this timber alone scavengers have been warned!!! As if it would be viable to salvage it - it would be far better for all concerned if people remove every scrap washed up!!!

I agree , but if they don't want it scavenged and it a hazard why don;'t they recover it at sea befor its ruined on the rocks and in the sand .
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Old 17 January 2008, 17:19   #16
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Because timber is pretty cheap!!!
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I'll be down the Solent tomorrow, probably western end.

Will have a mooch around for some debris, my dog needs a new kennel. will get some photos if I spot and considerable streams.
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Old 18 January 2008, 19:08   #18
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Latest Notice - remember it is your LEGAL duty!!! So if you see ANY piece of timber you think may be from the ship you must report it..............

"The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have this morning issued guidelines to members of the public who find timber on the coastline resulting from the Ice Prince incident.

All timber sighted must be reported to Solent Coastguard by telephoning:


02392 559021
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02392 559022


Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 it is both an offence to conceal or keep possession of such cargo, or to fail to report the cargo.
Police have been authorised by Receiver of Wreck to act on her behalf, and people removing cargo from the beach could be committing an offence for which they could face arrest and a fine of up to 2,500.
Contractors are in place to remove the timber from the beaches, and therefore if anyone should sight cargo washing ashore they are advised to telephone the above numbers and contractors will be on scene to initiate its recovery."

Wish I lived in the area - the phone wouldn't stop.............
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Latest Notice - remember it is your LEGAL duty!!! So if you see ANY piece of timber you think may be from the ship you must report it..............
Haverner has already posted this with more information - in a helpful post that john has stickied. Cod - why did you emphasise LEGAL and ANY in caps? As I understand it SOLAS does require all vessels to report potential hazards so whats the problem? Stop winging and let the MCA and the appointed contractors get on with the task of alerting shipping to and clearing the hazard from the sea and beaches.
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Latest Notice - remember it is your LEGAL duty!!! So if you see ANY piece of timber you think may be from the ship you must report it..............

"The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have this morning issued guidelines to members of the public who find timber on the coastline resulting from the Ice Prince incident.

All timber sighted must be reported to Solent Coastguard by telephoning:


02392 559021
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02392 559022


Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 it is both an offence to conceal or keep possession of such cargo, or to fail to report the cargo.
Police have been authorised by Receiver of Wreck to act on her behalf, and people removing cargo from the beach could be committing an offence for which they could face arrest and a fine of up to 2,500.
Contractors are in place to remove the timber from the beaches, and therefore if anyone should sight cargo washing ashore they are advised to telephone the above numbers and contractors will be on scene to initiate its recovery."

Wish I lived in the area - the phone wouldn't stop.............

Sound's crazy . Would be chaeper to let people pick it up . I don't remember the same fuss with the timber on our local beach a few years back .
Unless its a high quality timber and has a reasonable salvage value, then surely easier to collect while its floating, if the storms drop a bit

Where did the ship come from ?
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