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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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Old 14 January 2008, 08:56   #2
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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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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7186430.stm

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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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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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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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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Drifting Timber Eastern Approaches To The Solent

QUEENS HARBOUR MASTER PORTSMOUTH
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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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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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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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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:


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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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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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