US Minesweeper stuck on Coral Reef

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  1. "Environmental group Greenpeace was fined almost $7,000 (£4,380) in November 2005
    for damaging a coral reef in the park after its flagship Rainbow Warrior II ran
    aground."

    now thats funny!
     
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  2. Best to keep our heads down on this as we can be pretty useless when it comes to driving, Hitting London Bridge, Wrapping ourselves around a Tanker in the Gulf, towing a Trawler under water, Mine sweeper run aground etc etc Uncle Albert would have been proud:happy8:
     
  3. 'flipeenos supply outdated charts ergo vessels go fast aground = Kerching!

    Reminiscent of my favourite Sods Opera party-piece poem:

    <<...And there on a reef we came to grief,
    Which has often occurred to me.

    “And pretty nigh all o’ the crew was drowned
    (There was seventy-seven o’ soul),
    But only ten of the Nancy’s men
    Said ‘Here!’ to the muster-roll.

    “There was me and the cook and the captain bold,
    And the mate of the Nancy brig,
    And the bo’sun tight, and a midshipmite,
    And the crew of the captain’s gig.

    “For a month we’d neither wittles nor drink.
    Till a-hungry we did feel,
    So we drawed a lot, and accordin’ shot
    The capting for our meal.

    etc etc...>>


    All due credit to: W. S. Gilbert: The Yarn of the Nancy Bell, from The Bab Ballads, with which are included Songs of a Savoyard, with Illustrations by the Author; online text of English humorous poetry and ballads.
     
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