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Cargo Ship in Trouble

#1 by Voltman , Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:00 am

A cargo ship which is listing badly may run aground on France's south-west coast tonight.

"A Stricken cargo ship, The Modern Express is heading for the French coast."


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#2 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:28 pm

Ship towed away from France
An update:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35457765


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#3 by astwood , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #2
Ship towed away from France
An update:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35457765

Will it be safe now it didnt look very stable on the news


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#4 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:14 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #3
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #2
Ship towed away from France
An update:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35457765

Will it be safe now it didnt look very stable on the news


It's just listing a bit.


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#5 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:27 pm

On the new's tonight ,that ship has on board 300 tons of fuel oil ,if that get's in the sea it will be a disaster for wild life.


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#6 by astwood , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:30 pm

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On the new's tonight ,that ship has on board 300 tons of fuel oil ,if that get's in the sea it will be a disaster for wild life.

Be like the torrey canyon in 1967


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:31 pm

I can't understand why ships fuel doesn't have to be in totally leak proof tanks by now, it can't be that difficult.


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#8 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:35 pm

It's probably down to cost , if it's expensive forget it ,wildlife don't matter , money is more important .


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#9 by astwood , Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:39 pm

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It's probably down to cost , if it's expensive forget it ,wildlife don't matter , money is more important .

You would think they would have learnt by now there have been to many oil disasters


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RE: Cargo Ship in Trouble

#10 by Voltman , Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:14 pm

If the tanks were any more leakproof you wouldn't be able to get the fuel out to run the engines.
This ship isn't an oil tanker, the 300 tons are its own fuel supply and I don't think the risk of spillage is very great.


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