Prince Roy of Sealand Has Died

#3
I wonder if the flags at Foreign Office or the EU will be flying at half mast - I somehow doubt it. I looked out today and could not see any sign of of any flags flying on Sealand. The Prince is dead, long live the Princess!
 
#5


Where will the state funeral be, I can't see a cemetery anywhere in the nation of Sealand.

Could they be planning to stretch HRH out on the deck and bang the nearest bulkhead, thus burying him under a shower of rust? Or perhaps a bin Laden style ceremony if they could install a catapult
 

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#6
My cunning plan is to invade Sealand, by force. That is to say me with an ipad.

After that I am going to request that a bank is set up on Sealand which will be a tax haven and I can then live out my life on a small percentage of the profits from tax avoidance, spend it on drink, curry and whores until I die.

I'm sure that Alsacien and Wordsmith can help me out with the technicalities but the logic is sound. For a suitable percentage of course.

The clever bit is that I will set up a religion which is extremely intolerant, (which maybe will include the death penalty for anyone not drinking alcohol for breakfast) flee Sealand as a religious refugee, demand a large house in Hampstead and claim as many benefits as I can, whilst resisting extradition to Sealand. I will then demand that tax-free vodka is given to religious adherents, as long as they vote for me, and become Mayor of London in short order.

Trebles all round.
 
#7
My cunning plan is to invade Sealand, by force. That is to say me with an ipad.

After that I am going to request that a bank is set up on Sealand which will be a tax haven and I can then live out my life on a small percentage of the profits from tax avoidance, spend it on drink, curry and whores until I die.

I'm sure that Alsacien and Wordsmith can help me out with the technicalities but the logic is sound. For a suitable percentage of course.

The clever bit is that I will set up a religion which is extremely intolerant, (which maybe will include the death penalty for anyone not drinking alcohol for breakfast) flee Sealand as a religious refugee, demand a large house in Hampstead and claim as many benefits as I can, whilst resisting extradition to Sealand. I will then demand that tax-free vodka is given to religious adherents, as long as they vote for me, and become Mayor of London in short order.

Trebles all round.
Someone already tried invading Sealand, it all got a bit messy I seem to recall. Wasn't it the Germans carrying out blitzkrieg a bit late?
 
#8


Where will the state funeral be, I can't see a cemetery anywhere in the nation of Sealand.

Could they be planning to stretch HRH out on the deck and bang the nearest bulkhead, thus burying him under a shower of rust? Or perhaps a bin Laden style ceremony if they could install a catapult


Gently lower him into the water on the end of a long rope, retrieve after 24 hours.........






Continue until you stop bringing in the crabs and lobsters.
 
#9
mercurydancer i like your plan it sounds like you have planned this well.
If you ever get it off let me know & i may join you!;-)
 
#10
How the F**k did they fit on 200 blokes during WW2..??..not a good place to be had the Graff Spee/Deutchland/Admiral Scheer rocked up within firing range..
 
#11
How the F**k did they fit on 200 blokes during WW2..??..not a good place to be had the Graff Spee/Deutchland/Admiral Scheer rocked up within firing range..
Look on the web site.... Looks like there was/is accommodation blocks in the legs.... Not sure but I think it is tethered to the sea bed so they go quite a way down......

Bit like being in a static submarine!!
 
#12
Let's face it desertion wasn't going to be a problem.

He featured on a Radio 4 programme a few months ago, the pirate radio staions were closer to pirate than radio, shotguns and man traps.
 
#13
Look on the web site.... Looks like there was/is accommodation blocks in the legs.... Not sure but I think it is tethered to the sea bed so they go quite a way down......

Bit like being in a static submarine!!
That not surfaced for 70+ yrs for a descale/paint job..any 'tech' types here give an opinion on rates of wear/corrosion on steel plate/reinforced concrete it that envio...??
 
#14
From the Wiki 'HM Fort Roughs'

Fort Roughs was constructed in 1942. It comprised a floating pontoon base with a superstructure of two hollow towers joined by a deck upon which other structures could be added. The pontoon was reinforced concrete measuring 168 by 88 feet. The fort was topped by a gun deck, an upper deck and a central tower unit which housed the radar equipment. The twin towers were divided into seven floors that provided dining and sleeping accommodation and storage areas for generators and munitions. There was a steel framework at one end supporting a landing jetty and crane which was used to hoist supplies aboard. Electricity needs were met by several generators.
I read somewhere that one of the towers is full of servers for online gamgling websites and the like. So there must be a fair bit of cash coming in, and a cable from the fort to the mainland.

Isn't everything below the platform concrete? How does that hold up to the sea? Platform can be replaced easily(ish) I would imagine.
 
#16


Where will the state funeral be, I can't see a cemetery anywhere in the nation of Sealand.

Could they be planning to stretch HRH out on the deck and bang the nearest bulkhead, thus burying him under a shower of rust? Or perhaps a bin Laden style ceremony if they could install a catapult
Don't be silly, they have a burial plot just up the coast in St Martin's church at Dunwich.
 
#17
Apparently Assange's Wikileaks financial backers have been working behind the scenes on the logistics of moving the servers to international waters & rumour is that they are interested in Fort Roughs.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/01...servers-offshore-sources-say/?intcmp=obinsite
Interesting. Prince Roy and his family have managed to tweek the noses of the British Government for a fair few years but I reckon if they start to host servers that are used for anti-American purposes, there may be a number of unfortunate accidents on the principality. Just a thought, if Sealand is not part of the UK or the EU and it is not recognised by anyone and, say, a world superpower just happened to demolish it, what law in what jurisdiction has been broken?
 
#18
Interesting. Prince Roy and his family have managed to tweek the noses of the British Government for a fair few years but I reckon if they start to host servers that are used for anti-American purposes, there may be a number of unfortunate accidents on the principality. Just a thought, if Sealand is not part of the UK or the EU and it is not recognised by anyone and, say, a world superpower just happened to demolish it, what law in what jurisdiction has been broken?
Maybe a job for Commander Steven Drysdale?
 
#19
Interesting. Prince Roy and his family have managed to tweek the noses of the British Government for a fair few years but I reckon if they start to host servers that are used for anti-American purposes, there may be a number of unfortunate accidents on the principality. Just a thought, if Sealand is not part of the UK or the EU and it is not recognised by anyone and, say, a world superpower just happened to demolish it, what law in what jurisdiction has been broken?
A few years ago there was an attempt to set up a so-called data haven on Sealand by a company called HavenCo. They offered to host anything except kiddie porn.

Depending on who you were listening to, this was either a great idea as Sealand is outside UK jurisdiction or a terrible idea as Sealand is within UK jurisdiction.

I think, technically, it's an unflagged ship and therefore liable to be boarded and seized by anybody who wishes to do so. Regardless of the status of the platform, the main problem was getting the data ashore in the UK. Any blatantly illegal activities would have resulted in the severing of Sealand's internet access. Plus, renting servers on the platform cost a fortune due to the cost of shipping every gallon of diesel, pint of milk and packet of fags from the mainland. The idea never really took off.

Some similar wheezes have been proposed. One entrepreneur wants to build a massive cruise ship stacked with luxury apartments so that billionaires can cruise international waters to avoid paying tax.

One of the more sensible ideas is to build an artificial island in a shallow part of the Caribbean sea. Similar idea to "Boris Island" in the Thames or the island that was built for the new airport in Hong Kong. Arguably, this would truly be a new country if it was built in the right place and could become a den of vice for Americans, like Cuba before the revolution.
 

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