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Disaster in our Oceans

Started by: ozzielass (1742) 

I have just been reading about the ship that is stranded off the Devon coast due to the fierce storms that have been belting Europe. Apart from the 5 mile oil/fuel slick, containers containing battery acid and other dangerous goods are floating around the ocean.

What if this had been a ship transporting nuclear waste? Would it be safe? Are the Powers that Be going to tell us that they have got it all under control and this kind of weather is only a 1 in a 100 yr occurrence?

I for one don't think they could organise a p**s up in a brewery. If they tell us its safe you can bet your last quid it ain't

Started: 22nd Jan 2007 at 11:19

Posted by: empress (9667) 

I saw this on a T shirt once...

Only when the last tree has died and The last river has been poisoned and The last fish has been caught, Will we realise that We cannot eat money"

How true is that?!

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 11:56

Posted by: billy (26053) 

industrialists, and politicians on the take,a cocktail for disaster.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 15:57

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

I dont really understand the logistics behind ships but would it not have been possible that when if first got into trouble and the crew were rescued that there could have been some sort of mission to salvage the cargo so averting a possible enviromental disaster?

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 20:18

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

If this big floating pile of scrap had'nt got caught up in the storm, it would have only been a matter of time before it split in two and sank altogether and probably took the whole crew with it, and probably caused an even greater area of pollution in whatever ocean it was sailing on at the time
A few years ago the same ship ran aground and was towed to Korea ? for an extensive repair job, it was the same repair job that split open causing this eco disaster to which our poor wildlife have to suffer once again,
Having spent the last 20 years running in and out of port's and dockyard's in the uk and europe I have seen many a rusting hull that carry freight across the world, wouldn't you think there would be tighter control's and inspection's on the older freight carrier's

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 20:32

Posted by: empress (9667) 

Ya right there Dave theres piggin tons of rusty wrecks being passed off as ships.Trouble is legislation isn't always the same in each country some are slack, so they get them registered abroad, crafty gits.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 21:36

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

Is that what "Flag of convenience " means ?

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 23:02

Posted by: billy (26053) 

exactly.

Replied: 24th Jan 2007 at 14:53

 

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