Oops!

A container ship ran aground on the beach here early this morning.

It was travelling between Liverpool and Belfast.

Forgot that the Isle of Man was in the way?

 



29 comments:

  1. Oh dear, someone got in trouble for that! Will the tide come in so it can float back out? Yikes!

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    1. They were hoping to refloat it at high tide this afternoon. Lots of witty comments on local social media, as you would expect!

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  2. Oh dear. Hope it wasn't bringing in toilet rolls, or there'll be another stampede in the supermarkets.

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  3. Ye gods and little fishes. I can imagine the comments this 'accident' got. A container ship? Someone must be in big trouble

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    1. Luckily it is only a small one and not one of those leviathans of the oceans.
      Definitely warrants a slap on the wrist.

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  4. It's enormous. It says on the news that it's now stuck until at least tomorrow and the crew can't leave because of covid restrictions. I bet they don't have a long enough ladder, either.

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    1. A scaled up version of the jet ski lover incident perhaps?

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  5. I knew it was hot and dry but where's the sea gone?

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    1. Well, there was supposed to have been a sea mist when it happened, allegedly...

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  6. As you say....Whoops! You wouldn't want one of the HUGE ships that dock at Felixstowe running aground there!

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    1. Definitely not! It would have flattened half the town!

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  7. And not a whisky barrel in sight anywhere.....

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  8. "CEG ORBIT" is an odd name for a cargo ship. I wonder if the driver had passed his/her test?

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    1. It is apparently a Latvian registered vessel with a Korean crew. Perhaps they drive on the other side?

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  9. At least it’ll have some room to move - not have walls in front and behind like the poor bugger did in the Suez

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    1. I think they managed to refloat it on the early morning tide. Plenty of room to manoeuvre there on the beach.

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  10. That's one for the record books! Hope you will follow up with the next episode.

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  11. Kinda amazing to do that with all their modern technology.

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  12. Thank goodness it braked in time, lol!

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  13. Well??? Come back and tell us what happened next!

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