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Goose_Green
01-02-2008, 07:00 AM
Noticed this on the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7167666.stm)

Celeon999
01-02-2008, 08:51 AM
They ran aground on a sandbank that is marked on the maps ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I wonder what the air exclusion zone is good for ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Just for those 200 tons of radioactive waste that were on their way to a on all maps unmarked harbour in Africa ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

90.000 tons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Thats one juicy target http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Four torpedoes with depth settings of 8,6,4 and 2 meters should do the job http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif


This is the method of the future for keeping order in the shipping lanes. Everyone who does not stick to the rules gets torpedoed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Goose_Green
01-02-2008, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
This is the method of the future for keeping order in the shipping lanes. Everyone who does not stick to the rules gets torpedoed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Time to get U-995 back into service so it can patrol these waters and sort out dodgy navigation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Realjambo
01-02-2008, 10:09 AM
Goose = Twice now you have beaten me to the Thread! This one and the mystery container! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Goose_Green
01-02-2008, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Realjambo:
Goose = Twice now you have beaten me to the Thread! This one and the mystery container! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Benefits of not being at work during the day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Updated story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7168742.stm)

Celeon999
01-03-2008, 07:37 AM
Punishment is nontheless necessary.


Just a single torp into their starboard side will teach them a lesson. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

geoffwessex
01-03-2008, 08:28 AM
I'm sure that sandbank (Varne) is right at the southern extreme of the Westward channel - maybe they were trying to shave off a little time? It's right next to the gap between in and out channels - the separation zone.

Mind you, passage through the Straits of Dover was always one of the best "at sea" highlights of my 25 years in the navy - you don't notice so much going on when you're in the bar on a ferry, but try it on a bridge of a (relatively) small warship at night.

Of course, before the war, without radar or VHF radio, it must have been pretty hair-raising too!

Foehammer-1
01-03-2008, 10:53 AM
I just saw the thread today. As i was reading and noticed 90,000 tons, i wanted to say exactly what Celeon said. But as always he was there first :P