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Old 13 January 2008, 21:42   #1
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Watch out for TIMBER!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7186430.stm

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-ne...479&m=1&y=2008

A ship carrying timber is listing to 40deg and has already lost some timber over the side - it's off the Dorset coast. The ship has been totally abandoned and a rescue will be attempted iat first light.

Nice to here everyone is safe but watch out for all those logs!!!
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cheep door frames anyone hand made, might be a bit soggy though
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Old 14 January 2008, 09:39   #3
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Some good aerial footage from the rescue chopper as well.

Apparently most of the timber on deck is now in the drink!!! Anyone with a woodburner living by a beach will be laughing - just watch you don't hit any with your RIB!!!
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What with the Napoli and now this one, anyone on the Lyme Bay coast who's actually had to buy anything this year will be the odd one out !
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I remember a few years back when another timber hauler lost it's load off Cornwall.

Didn't take long for the load to start covering beaches, coves and (supposedly) inaccessible rock formations.

It was all gone within days, people were using old smugglers tracks dating back over 500 years to collect the wood.

New Sheds and decking appeared in peoples gardens as if by magic

Is it now Devons turn?
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I remember a few years back when another timber hauler lost it's load off Cornwall.

Didn't take long for the load to start covering beaches, coves and (supposedly) inaccessible rock formations.

It was all gone within days, people were using old smugglers tracks dating back over 500 years to collect the wood.

New Sheds and decking appeared in peoples gardens as if by magic

Is it now Devons turn?

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!
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Look out here's another one!!!

A large car carrier has gone aground - didn't this happen a while ago as well???
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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!
Ohh yes Comin are e, I know a good smugglers track .


From the pictures on the tv I can't understand why they haven't got a tow on it today , it looked a lot calmer .
is it something to do with salvage rights and who's paying that delays these things or is it more difficult to get a tow sorted than i think??
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She went down this morning - http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-ne...9A3&m=1&y=2008

What you see on tv and what it's really like can be two completely different things. Plus, if they knew she was unstable, and with a possibility of going down, the last thing they'd want to do is make it fast to a tug.

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Got to say,

Hats off to the CG Parrafin parrot pilots and Torbay Lifeboat crew, looks like they were operating on the limit.
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