- 17-01-2012, 00:34 #151If you are an ex-serviceman or woman who wants to network mutual commercial interests, you can PM me for an invite to join the new ARRSE Business Group.
- 17-01-2012, 00:41 #152
- 17-01-2012, 00:42 #153
Going to be interesting to see if they can salvage it. It'd be cheaper to send in thousands of Bangladeshis with grinders and gas axes.High on life. And glue.
- 17-01-2012, 00:48 #154
- 17-01-2012, 00:49 #155
Had it been near Cornwall, wreckers would have stripped it bare by now. No doubt there are trainloads of Morroccans heading down there right now.Don't Bogart that bacon sarnie Iqubal.
- 17-01-2012, 01:06 #156
- 17-01-2012, 01:11 #157
- 17-01-2012, 10:39 #158
Is it fair to criticise the captain for delaying the call for help? He may have had to make certain arrangements first, like hiding the evidence of any stores scams, finding the real passenger list (the one the tax man was never meant to see), or arranging salvage rights with a decent cut for himself - but only if he was a criminal. Which he isn't. I like to think he spent his time in the bowels of the ship trying to fix the hull with a sledgehammer. Why do they make such top-heavy unsafe looking boats with puny hulls anyway? I wouldn't be happy on one. Surely a disaster just waiting to happen.
- 17-01-2012, 14:09 #159
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Having listened (Sky News with translation) to the conversation where the Captain abandoned the ship and its passengers then refused to return onboard I'd say the man is rightly screwed.
It apparently took an hour of being threatened and ordered back on board before he did so.
How does a man like that rise to become the Captain of a ship carrying 4000 people?
- 17-01-2012, 14:35 #160
Predictably, 5 more bodies found and it is not looking good for the other 20 lost souls. What a shambles. To be fair to Emsav (Toyah), she did call "fuck up" and crew negligence fairly early in the piece. She was also correct about no icebergs being involved in the incident.The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.
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