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Goose_Green
12-29-2007, 03:06 PM
While checking up on the news I found this on the BBC news website;

Mystery container (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7164220.stm)

Maybe Celeon might be able to find out more... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

VikingGrandad
12-29-2007, 03:20 PM
It's worrying how things like this can fall from a ship. Surely someone is missing it by now?? Hopefully its contents are harmless to the environment.

Actually, it looks very much like the stainless steel insulated conical-bottomed beer fermenting/conditioning tanks I used to help design for UK breweries! (this one's nothing to do with me though... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

Goose_Green
12-29-2007, 03:24 PM
Someone I know in the trucking business does a lot of container work, he said to me on one occasion that you would never believe what falls off ships these days. This has to be one of the strangest things I have seen.

Liddabit
12-29-2007, 03:33 PM
That article makes me homesick. Not so much for the reekin coast though :P

Old_grey_Wolf
12-29-2007, 03:37 PM
Don't let Socko see it...he'll want to stuff it full of plastique and launch it as a torpedo. :P

Celeon999
12-29-2007, 03:46 PM
....


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........

tick tack tick tack tick tack

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Liddabit
12-29-2007, 05:12 PM
In Germany there is no tock :O!

TalladegaHack
12-30-2007, 02:36 AM
ROFL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif!!! I'm sorry but I can't help but laugh at that article. Who would live or even visit a place known as "Stinky Bay"?

Me: So Honey, where do YOU want to go for our vacation this year?

Wife: Stinky Bay!

Me: Um, the divorce papers will be arriving to you tomorrow! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Celeon999
12-30-2007, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by Liddabit:
In Germany there is no tock :O!



Yep. We chose the tack instead of tock for our time bombs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Foehammer-1
12-30-2007, 10:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Haha, in Russian there is no tock either. it's tick-tack :P

As for the original post, i first through it was some radioactive nasty stuff, but then i read that it is "a light construction", so i guess not.

Liddabit
12-30-2007, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by TalladegaHack:
ROFL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif!!! I'm sorry but I can't help but laugh at that article. Who would live or even visit a place known as "Stinky Bay"?

Me: So Honey, where do YOU want to go for our vacation this year?

Wife: Stinky Bay!

Me: Um, the divorce papers will be arriving to you tomorrow! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

The putrid kelp isn't so bad! You get used to it! Stornoway is on the Isle of Lewis.. you have sailed by it many a time if you raided Loch Ewe! Didn't catch a wiff? :P


Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Liddabit:
In Germany there is no tock :O!



Yep. We chose the tack instead of tock for our time bombs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If German and English technology combines does it go Tack-tock ? :O

Heinrich505
12-30-2007, 01:41 PM
Heyyy, I thought I saw the "Cigarette Smoking Man" in the back of the crowd looking at the item. Muldar and Scully (rrrooowlll) can't be far behind. Stinky Bay, hmmm....I feel a conspiracy coming on.

Heinrich505

klcarroll
12-30-2007, 02:03 PM
Don't let Socko see it...he'll want to stuff it full of plastique and launch it as a torpedo. :P


Are you really sure that hasn't happened already??

That would be just Socko's style: ....Run it up on a beach, wait for a curious crowd to gather, and...........

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klcarroll

hueywolf123
12-30-2007, 10:43 PM
Off the East Coast of Australia, particularly around Newcastle, there are always lost containers floating just under the surface in the major shipping lanes.
These have sunk pleasure craft, and damaged other container ships.
Waterways and the MSB now have twice daily flights along these routes to radio warnings to shipping in the area

BatleshipHunter
12-30-2007, 11:01 PM
HaHa, it's for beer, I see them all the time up by Coors(I live in Denver)

VikingGrandad
01-18-2008, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by BatleshipHunter:
HaHa, it's for beer, I see them all the time up by Coors(I live in Denver)

We were both right then, BattleshipHunter... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mystery container on UK beach turns out to be Beer Container (http://www.ivirtuaforums.com/mystery-container-on-uk-beach-turns-out-to-be-beer-container-t14668)

I showed the article to my Dad, and we agree it had to be a brewery vessel. He reckoned it would have cost around 150,000 to build.

It's a typical design of fermentation tank for big lager breweries - not unique to Coors - but how strange that this one turned out to belong to Coors, after you mentioned the name!

bunkerratt
01-18-2008, 08:07 AM
it explains why coors tastes like it does... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Celeon999
01-18-2008, 08:27 AM
Free beer for all ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Goose_Green
01-18-2008, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BatleshipHunter:
HaHa, it's for beer, I see them all the time up by Coors(I live in Denver)

We were both right then, BattleshipHunter... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mystery container on UK beach turns out to be Beer Container (http://www.ivirtuaforums.com/mystery-container-on-uk-beach-turns-out-to-be-beer-container-t14668)

I showed the article to my Dad, and we agree it had to be a brewery vessel. He reckoned it would have cost around 150,000 to build.

It's a typical design of fermentation tank for big lager breweries - not unique to Coors - but how strange that this one turned out to belong to Coors, after you mentioned the name! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So the mystery has been solved http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Thanks for posting VG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif