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  • Tug capsize on the Thames

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14505009
    "We're not pirates, We're preemptive nautical salvage experts"

  • #2
    Nasty; we seem to get a tug being girted, or tripped, by its towline every 2 years or so, and it usually results in fatalities.
    '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
    just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
    down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
    new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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    • #3
      They found the missing man today, you wouldn't think that sort of thing would happen on the thames but I suppose it can happen anywhere. I just found out, the Tug was built in the town I'm living in, I had hardly heard of the ship yard before, to be honest it doesn't make sense it being there as the coast is a fair way away, anyway just an interesting suprise for me

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      • #4
        We had something similar happen a few years back in Glasgow. Tug flipped over and all but one died on it.

        Seems to happen a fair bit, quite worrying really...
        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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        • #5
          update
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14551851

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
            We had something similar happen a few years back in Glasgow. Tug flipped over and all but one died on it.

            Seems to happen a fair bit, quite worrying really...
            Indeed it does; I knew the master of the Flying Phantom, although not well. The MAIB report makes for a sobering read.
            '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
            just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
            down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
            new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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