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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1750 on: October 25, 2020, 08:14:31 pm »

seems to be steering around in a circle just off the solent
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1751 on: October 25, 2020, 08:16:53 pm »

Looks like it's over, 7 suspects detained..




Seven suspects have been detained on board a tanker situated off the Isle of Wight.

UK special forces were involved in dealing with the incident on board the crude oil tanker, which had a number of stowaways on board.

The operation on board the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda involved six helicopters and a Special Boat Service team, the BBC understands.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1752 on: October 25, 2020, 08:26:35 pm »

There are pictures of Chinooks deploying RIBs close to the tanker. presumably crewed by SBS from Poole. An impressive response by the military.

I would imagine that the authorities were concerned about the tanker running aground and causing a catastrophic fuel spill. The ship was only 6 miles off Bembridge Ledge with its dangerous rocky reefs.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1753 on: October 25, 2020, 09:10:29 pm »

The more dangerous issue if they were terrorist would have been if it had berthed at ExxonMobil Refinery’s jetty.


I do know that the SBS have and do train at boarding ships as they berth.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1754 on: October 25, 2020, 10:36:16 pm »

SBS from Poole and a team of RN divers.   6 choppers in all.   The crew locked themselves in the 'citadel' and called for help.  :police:
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1755 on: October 26, 2020, 10:24:28 am »

SBS deployed, problem solved, simples.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1756 on: October 26, 2020, 10:30:53 am »

Was wondering why they had still not dealt with this until gone 4 pm, then it occurred to me, they were waiting for it to get dark so they would not see them coming
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1757 on: October 26, 2020, 09:46:41 pm »

Our Australian Defence Forces helped the civilian teams in many areas around Oz and did a fantastic job.   They should have been called in earlier.   One even stuck that horrid stick up my nose and I recon that goes beyond the call of duty.  >:-o
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1759 on: November 02, 2020, 12:41:46 pm »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1761 on: November 02, 2020, 10:33:51 pm »

That's Combined Operations for you. An excellent job.  :-))
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1762 on: November 07, 2020, 11:52:31 am »

Train hits Whale!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54780430


    A closer shot..  Wonder who had the forethought to place the whale tail just there  ?



   
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1763 on: November 07, 2020, 12:01:37 pm »

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A closer shot..  Wonder who had the forethought to place the whale tail just there  ?

I think it was just a fluke really..... :-)

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1764 on: November 07, 2020, 12:34:35 pm »

Seems they have no 'Moorgate control'. The tube has this- systems put in place after the Moorgate tragedy to prevent an out of control train entering a terminus at at high speed. This achieved by limiting the power available to the train,a and adding additional braking devices should a train still be entering too fast.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1765 on: November 07, 2020, 01:01:41 pm »

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Seems they have no 'Moorgate control'. The tube has this- systems put in place after the Moorgate tragedy to prevent an out of control train entering a terminus at at high speed. This achieved by limiting the power available to the train,a and adding additional braking devices should a train still be entering too fast.

Apparently they do according to a discussion on another forum but it wasn't in operation on this occasion as the train was empty and simply being parked under manual control. There was only the driver on board.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1766 on: November 08, 2020, 01:06:35 pm »

The driver was heading for the whaleway station.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1767 on: November 08, 2020, 01:52:45 pm »

The driver was heading for the whaleway station.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1768 on: November 08, 2020, 03:24:38 pm »

I think it was just a fluke really..... :-)

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