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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:08
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Do they not have GPS on board these vessels then
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Do they not have GPS on board these vessels then
Of course they do Kev

Polish captain ran his ship aground as he tried to sail from cotland to Belgium - because he FORGOT that England was in the way

A polish captain ran his massive ship aground off the British coast after plotting a straight line from Scotland to Belgium - forgetting that England was in the way, it is claimed.

Blundering Tadeusz Dudek had been using an unapproved GPS device to navigate - similar to a car's Sat Nav, an investigation revealed. And the lookout on board the 80 metre-long MV Danio cargo ship was asleep when time the enormous vessel crashed into Farne Islands, off the North-East coast, last March.

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f91_1...tIyV7xSmRV2.99


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Having sailed on such ships, which were "home" for months on end, I really do find it sad to see them being broken up.

Gadani Beach in Turkey and that one in Pakistan must be the most polluted areas - hardly environmentally friendly.

Imagine doing that off Brighton!
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Why are they scrapping it? IT looks perfectly fine to me and still seems to work. I would like to buy it for a quid and live on it. Ill park it up the River Tees and invite everyone off here for a big party. Imagine the fun we could have.

We could do MHF rallys on it and sail it to Spain, France or Norway. Or even up to the Arctic. Perhaps America!

Wonder how many miles per gallon it does. I have an RYA Yacht masters certificate from 1995. What could possibly go wrong?


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