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Goose_Green
01-15-2008, 07:50 AM
Saw this on the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7188657.stm).

Here are some pictures (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7188960.stm)

And aerial footage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_7180000/newsid_7186600?redirect=7186675.stm&news=1&nbram=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&bbwm=1&asb=1) of the stricken ship

Goose_Green
01-15-2008, 07:50 AM
Saw this on the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7188657.stm).

Here are some pictures (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7188960.stm)

And aerial footage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_7180000/newsid_7186600?redirect=7186675.stm&news=1&nbram=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&bbwm=1&asb=1) of the stricken ship

bunkerratt
01-16-2008, 02:58 PM
with all the ship troubles and things washing up on the english coast lately i think celeon is up to some clandestine action... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

geoffwessex
01-17-2008, 10:11 AM
"People who keep washed-up timber from a cargo ship which sank off the Dorset coast are being warned they face arrest and a fine of up to 2,500".

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7193833.stm

'kin marvellous, eh? If you live on the coast you get all sorts of **** washed ashore from ships, often toxic and always unsightly, and then there are the oil slicks, and the tar that gathers on the beaches so you have to be careful where you sit. Wildlife is often in danger. You have to accept all that.

Then when it comes to something actually useful washing ashore you're told not to touch it or use it, even to call the coastguard about it. The more I think of it the more angry I get.

bunkerratt
01-17-2008, 11:34 AM
what happened to the salvage laws?....

Foehammer-1
01-17-2008, 12:00 PM
You never know...

I suppose when that lumber gets saturated with water, some or all of it will sink. And 200 years from now, they will fish those timbers out and sell them for thousands of bucks apiece.

You know, how they fish for wood in the Great lakes. It was floated down St.Lawrence, but a lot sank on the way. Now it's really valuable for its texture, or color, or something...

So if you know that a couple logs sank in a specific spot, tell your children, so they can tell their grandchildren, and those will become rich http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Celeon999
01-17-2008, 12:28 PM
You can expect that simply everything can possibily get washed ashore in the UK

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Could we have it back....... please ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif


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Ant__.
01-19-2008, 09:31 AM
I've just seen the timber! It's started to come ashore. We have been in Worthing today, about 4 miles along the coast from Jambo towers. It's low tide and there are hundreds, probably thousands, of planks washed up.

The Police are trying to stop people loading their cars with it, but we passed many cars with planks sticking out of sun roofs and passenger windows.

It means, overnight it should wash up against the doors of Jambo Towers - Note to boiler room - cancel that order of coal for the heating! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

bunkerratt
01-19-2008, 09:47 AM
bonfire and bbq party @jambo towers ..beer will be provided from the washed up beer tank on the beach as well .entertainment provided by the jambo sea monster http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Goose_Green
01-19-2008, 10:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bunkerratt:
bonfire and bbq party @jambo towers ..beer will be provided from the washed up beer tank on the beach as well .entertainment provided by the jambo sea monster http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An excellent idea BR, especially since Jambo Towers has had it's latest refit completed recently, and including the monster double door fridge freezer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ant__.
01-19-2008, 10:51 AM
No worries, you are all welcome! (It's quiet here at the weekend, you can park in the coaches only car park if you wish)

I've just been reading up about the timber on the Sussex coast - you HAVE to report any you find to the coastguard, and there is a 2,500 fine for picking any up! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

BBC News Report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7197667.stm)

Goose_Green
01-19-2008, 11:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Realjambo:
I've just been reading up about the timber on the Sussex coast - you HAVE to report any you find to the coastguard, and there is a 2,500 fine for picking any up! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Great British kill joy's at work again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Celeon999
01-19-2008, 12:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Realjambo:
No worries, you are all welcome! (It's quiet here at the weekend, you can park in the coaches only car park if you wish)

I've just been reading up about the timber on the Sussex coast - you HAVE to report any you find to the coastguard, and there is a 2,500 fine for picking any up! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

BBC News Report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7197667.stm) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



The night is your friend http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

But you need to take a hammer with you because of those nasty big brother cameras you have over there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Ant__.
01-19-2008, 12:21 PM
I'll tell the coastguard I thought the planks were all pipefish (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8591004906/p/1) and that I was actually trying to put them back into the water http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ant__.
01-20-2008, 06:05 AM
I have been for a walk, and can now bring you exclusive photo's of, er, lot's of wood!

The Police are very busy, trying to prevent people taking pieces away. There is literally thousands of planks and they stretch as far as they eye can see. There is a real 'Whiskey Galore' atmosphere here, with people flocking to the shore.

Some are saying it would be easier to just let people take what they want than spending council tax money on a clean up operation. I have to say I agree with them really. It's quite surprising, there are Police road blocks around the beach and vans are being stopped and searched! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/Planks19.jpg
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Police Helicopter has been up all morning
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Goose_Green
01-20-2008, 06:31 AM
Excellent pictures RJ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

It is a real sad state of affairs for this country. I cannot believe the waste in resources in preventing people from going to the beach and collecting this mess. We get ripped off so much in this country and one chance of some freebies and we are denied. it will cost a lot of money in getting this mess cleared up and yet they still do not understand. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

geoffwessex
01-20-2008, 08:27 AM
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Absolutely agree. I was born raised in Worthing so the pictures above are very familiar. When I was a kid we'd often go beachcombing after some rough weather and we'd usually end up with nothing useful, though maybe something artistic, but find lots of rubbish/garbage, some of it probably toxic. plus the occasional really dangerous bit of junk.

Suddenly there's something useful there and they want to spend big money (probably hundreds of thousands of pounds) on paying police to 'protect' it and the council to clear it up - and what will eventually happen to it? They almost certainly won't be able to dry it out for selling. Apparently all down to some "Merchant Shipping Act" - well screw that, let the public do the clean up, the former owners are insured for losses.

Goose_Green
01-20-2008, 08:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by geoffwessex:

Suddenly there's something useful there and they want to spend big money (probably hundreds of thousands of pounds) on paying police to 'protect' it and the council to clear it up - and what will eventually happen to it? They almost certainly won't be able to dry it out for selling. Apparently all down to some "Merchant Shipping Act" - well screw that, let the public do the clean up, the former owners are insured for losses. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Pretty much what I was trying to say...you said it far better http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
01-20-2008, 08:42 AM
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Dont pick everything up that gets washed ashore !

People throw simply everything into the sea

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Goose_Green
01-20-2008, 08:48 AM
Yet another of Celeon's nasty tricks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

bunkerratt
01-20-2008, 09:10 AM
the cause of the sinking is reveled http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Ant__.
01-20-2008, 09:24 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Don't tell anyone, but I've started the clean up myself! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/P1200984.jpg

bunkerratt
01-20-2008, 09:42 AM
lmmfao....

Ant__.
01-20-2008, 09:50 AM
I've just had an idea for the forum. I need it to get dark, then I've 'just got to pop out'. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I'll be back later http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

bunkerratt
01-20-2008, 09:51 AM
you should print up some certificates of authenticity and sell "little" chunks on e bay....

Ant__.
01-20-2008, 01:06 PM
I'm sure someone will try to ebay some of it BR!

A BBC news update... Here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7198735.stm)

There were some kite surfers out today which I saw as the wind was good and the tide was right, which I did think was a little foolhardy, given the place is awash with 10 mtr lengths of wood! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

klcarroll
01-20-2008, 01:25 PM
originally posted by Bunkerratt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...the cause of the sinking is revealed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure! ......Once again Celeon will probably get the credit:

.....But remember; .....That area is one of The Ruptured Duck's favorite patrol areas!


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Celeon999
01-20-2008, 02:00 PM
Celeon denies being involved in, aswell as masterminding, POSSIBLE recent mine-laying operations in the english channel or ANYWHERE ELSE.

@ RJ

If i were you i would look out of the window to check if that helicopter did follow you home ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Ant__.
01-26-2008, 09:16 AM
I've just finished building this. I promise it's sudden arrival has NOTHING to do with all the wood that was washed up on the beach here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/bunkbeds5.jpg

Kaleun1961
01-30-2008, 03:13 PM
What the hell is going on in the UK with civil liberties? Why are the police allowed to stop and search vehicles because there may be contraband aboard? I can tell you if the cops tried that sort of thing in the States or Canada, there'd be hell to pay. The cops must have just cause in order to stop and search your vehicle or to enter your home. They can't just stop you randomly and toss your car because you may have something illegal aboard.

ash1976
01-30-2008, 04:38 PM
I remember wandering along that beach when my brother was at Brighton Uni about 10 years ago!!
Although RJ I have to ask - how much wood was left over from making that bunk bed & is there any connection to the below with reports of manic sawing noises coming from Jambo Towers of late . . ??

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As for making use of what I see as 'natures bounty' - I totally agree, salvage laws have been highlighted so many times in recent years as too heavy handed!! Especially with the recent container ship beaching off Lime Bay, in this instance BMW claimed salvage rites on the motor bikes (pictured in other posts) but wrote off all car parts shipped (a much larger value) - yet the same 2,500 penalty was in place for so called 'looters'.
Down here in South Devon we have a big affinity for the coast, its one of the reasons why I love living here, and as for appreciating what the sea brings us; have a look at the driftwood art/mirrors here (http://www.alliemadethis.co.uk/) - this is my younger sisters best friend, we quite often all mooch on the beach on a Sunday morning finding stuff together,then go to the pub for lunch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ps: thats not a shameless plug for mirrors btw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (don't know if they're allowed!!), but I hope you agree its amazing what can be done with what some would see as 'waste'.

bunkerratt
01-31-2008, 08:01 AM
the plot thickens...could it be that jambo has used some of the B M W parts for the powerplant in his new wooden submersible?...i think that the new bunk bed would fit in the new vessel as well....???? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Celeon999
01-31-2008, 12:10 PM
So RJ is building a wooden submarine ?

Smart move considering those pesky magnetic mines out there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif