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WayneS

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Just picked this up. Have not seen/heard anything on the news, because I was on the bottle last night, so I don't know how true it is.





FRANCE-TUNISIA-SHIP
CAEN France, Jan 24 Sapa-AFP
TUNISIAN SHIP LOSES 2,000 TONNES OF WOOD IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

A Tunisian freighter lost most of its cargo -- 2,000 tonnes of wood -- in
the English Channel, off France's western coast, creating a danger for
small vessels in the area, the French coast guard said.

The freighter, the Jerba, was listing and dropped anchor after the
accident, and authorities said they were seeing if they could tow it into a
nearby port.

The wood, planks measuring seven metres (23 feet) by 40 centimetres (16
inches), were floating in a "sensitive area", the coast guard said.

Sapa-AFP
 

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10 -12 years ago a load of hardwood deck cargo - mostly keruin, came ashore all along the Sussex coast about this time of year. Busier on the beaches than a Summer Bank Holiday!

HM Customs, and the Receiver of Wreck were going crazy trying to locate and retrieve it from the various places it had been stashed away! Being flotsam, it should have been left for the official Receiver of Wreck, or returned to him.

My wooden work bench has stood up incredibly well to 10 years hard work, since!
 

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With the tides in the Channel, roughly three up and two back, coupled to the southerlies/sowesterlies, and being on the surface - wood - it could end up along the Devon/Dorset/Hampshire coast.

A few years ago, many drums of Octel were seen floating off Ushant. Only a few days later, these were on Devon/Dorset beaches.

As for trawlers, a few being decommissioned at Newlyn.

regards,
Philip
 
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