Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by trelawney126, Jan 24, 2013.
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BBC News - US Navy ship aground on Philippine reef 'taking in water'
"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
now thats funny!
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:
'flipeenos supply outdated charts ergo vessels go fast aground = Kerching!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.
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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