Anyone for some maritime salvage

What's it worth as scrap?
Our local one, pictured above, cost taxpayers $$$$$$ to dismantle and dispose of.
Moot point, the disposal costs will far outweigh the actual cost of the scrap metal- one for our eco warriors to ponder as they decide how to prevent fuel oil contaminating the foreshore. and the mind boggles as to the cargo......
 

Yokel

LE
I imagine that the Irish authorities will not be jumping for joy as now all the environmental issues associated with heavy oils, asbestos, and so on have washed up on their door step. To add to toxic chemicals, who knows what pathogens might be carried onboard?
 

Fake Sheikh

War Hero
Anyone know what the maritime salvage laws are and anyone fancy a hulk that has been adrift for a while. Must be a few thousand just in scrap.

Let the paddys sort it out themselves as most salvage is done with the marine insurance paying for it all.
Ghost ship or bad debtor means no payment for an operation costing millions & that boat looks more del & rodney than a decent ship to sell on.

However do know someone who might be interested but only for making money & subbing it out!
 

merchantman

War Hero
The fuel on board is likely to be marine diesel rater than heavy fuel oil so perhaps a little easier to deal with or a little less threatening. There will be a certain amount of dirty lube oil on board which won't be very pleasant and given the ship was built in 1976 there will almost certainly be asbestos lagging etc in the engine room. It's not clear what, if anything, was in the cargo. This may give any potential salvor the biggest problem. Access will also cause one or two headaches. Leave it alone for a week or two and nature may take it's course.
 
Let the paddys sort it out themselves as most salvage is done with the marine insurance paying for it all.
Ghost ship or bad debtor means no payment for an operation costing millions & that boat looks more del & rodney than a decent ship to sell on.

However do know someone who might be interested but only for making money & subbing it out!
The EU will sort it out for Paddy to be sure, to be sure.
 
What Navy??
Cheek.....the Irish Navy have lots of experience at dealing with abandoned craft such as this, one of which was a Japanese fishing boat (full of rats surviving on the remains of the catch) and more than a few yachts that have drifted from the USA and the Caribbean. They were sunk as hazards to navigation after having been inspected for survivors and documents. The Gulf Stream also tends to deposit lots of old nets,fishing gear, containers large and small and sundry flotsam all along our coast, some of which is lethal armaments from old dumps. I think they should clean out this MV Alta and sink it as a reef.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
It may surprise you to know that the Air Corps Cessna 172s were fitted for Matra 37mm rocket pods and a basic gunsight and they were fired at Annual camp and what happened was that as the rockets left the pod,the disturbance of the air around the nearby pitot tube would cause the airspeed indicator to flick and gave rise to the impression that the aircraft had momentarily stopped in flight, which was of course bollocks but the story gained legs and ran for years. The rockets were supposedly bought to act as target markers in the fashion of proper FAC aircraft. They were eventually all fired off and the pods taken out of service. I was one of a crew that took the firing panel out of each Cessna. The only vestige of the entire system wasa socket for the gunsight and an airspeed arming switch in the right wing of the aircraft. Apart from that, the current PC-9s use the 12,7mm gunpods and the 2.75 in FFAR pods.
 
Bet the ****** is overrun with rats.

Massive ones the size of Jack Russells with red eyes.
David Bowie WALT !!

High on Poacher's Hill.
And red, mutant, eyes gaze down on Hunger City . . .
Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats . . .
The year of the Diamond Dogs . . .

"This ain't Rock'n'Roll,
This is Genocide."

 

Ritch

LE
Depends on what the pilot can heft out the window.
With the space and load capacity - probably a couple of bricks.
 

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