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Postby jarndice » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:10 pm

I assume that Banggood /Taigen Etc will be blaming the Skipper of the beached VL Container Carrier for any delays in their products reaching Europe who instead of motoring up the canal decided to go sailing :lolno:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:19 pm

The good news is that they have finally bullied her into the narrow channel and refloated her. The bad news is that the queue that has built up will take days to clear. We'll just have to wait for our goodies.

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Postby Jimster » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:01 pm

Now that’s funny! :haha:
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Postby jhamm » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:13 pm

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:13 pm

Yes, that's the solution! If it can loosen the pins on 1/16 RC tank tracks, it can loosen a humongous ship. But can it work as well as prunes?
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Postby jarndice » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:25 pm

Half a dozen Tugs and all the Dutch Seamen got it sorted :shifty:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:39 pm

jhamm wrote:
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:haha: :haha: :thumbup:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:23 pm

A bit of good news. Three DIY items l ordered from Banggood early last week arrived separately yesterday and today from China via my postie. All were free post and on offer, yet they each made short work of that long journey. Are Banggood using that overland non-stop rail express facility these days? They clearly didn't travel via Suez!
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Postby Captain Hilts » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:41 pm

jarndice wrote:Half a dozen Tugs and all the Dutch Seamen got it sorted :shifty:

That was Handy :/
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Postby jhamm » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am

The captain of the Ever Given
when he wanted to drive home:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:15 pm

jhamm wrote:The captain of the Ever Given
when he wanted to drive home:


:D :angel:
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:48 pm

i am pretty sure my SD.KFZ.251 drive flanges are stuck in the chaos caused by this monumental f _ _ _ up, but accidents happen
so once they are caught up with shipping traffic etc i might actually be able to finish the darn 251 hahahahahahahaha
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:22 pm

You could well be right Will, but those little SD.KFZ.251 drive flanges can be damned awkward little critters. They might even have been the cause of the incident. Still we won't hold you responsible for the multi billion dollar damages - we try to look after our mates ;)

You may now even have time to sit down and enjoy a well deserved restful cup of coffee!

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Postby jarndice » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:29 pm

The ship that was to blame for the foul up has been arrested in the inner lake while the Egyptian Government demands £900,000 in damages and costs,
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:17 pm

jarndice wrote:The ship that was to blame for the foul up has been arrested in the inner lake while the Egyptian Government demands £900,000 in damages and costs,
Your parts might take a little longer getting to you :thumbup:

I think you ran out of zeros, Shaun. The demand is for $900 million. It has been a very very long time since there were 10 dollars to the pound! I don't think there was ever a time when it was 1000 dollars.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:18 pm

Just a few hundred million dollars here and there Richard :lolno:
Does anyone ever actually cough up these monopoly numbers ???
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:34 am

I understand that last night on some late night TV show here in the US, a comic pointed out that the Egyptian government's price is "some kind of pyramid scheme."
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:15 pm

I can appreciate that financial damages will need to be sorted but first you have to establish blame. For example, it could be argued that the canal owners should have not allowed the ship to enter the passage if the canal was not suitable for such large ship, which is another way of saying the ship that big should never have been built - which is what the press keep saying. This aside...

What about all the people and companies which have had their possessions and stock impounded by the Egyptian government (no, not a political opinion!). They are both completely innocent and probably completely unawares!

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Postby Jimster » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:37 pm

Herr Dr. Professor, that was hilarious!
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