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According to the BBC there has been a fire on irish ferry going to calais french salvage boat in attendance
Interesting that the sends RNLI attends for free; the mercenary French send a Tug for the Salvage.
This echos my experience when returning home from St Valery sur Somme a number of years back and becoming entangled in a string of probably illegal unmarked pots, I called up on Ch16 for assistance and the SNSM (French RNLI) responded and the priority for them was getting my credit card details! :rolleyes:
 

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Interesting that the sends RNLI attends for free; the mercenary French send a Tug for the Salvage.
This echos my experience when returning home from St Valery sur Somme a number of years back and becoming entangled in a string of probably illegal unmarked pots, I called up on Ch16 for assistance and the SNSM (French RNLI) responded and the priority for them was getting my credit card

Edit: SNSM charge for towing boats. Isn't that reasonable to cover costs?
 
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What's the issue with you paying for your rescue?
Perhaps the point was not obvious enough for you in my reply. Lets just say it's a long standing nautical issue which sadly I had to experience.

OK Edit. RNLI do not charge!!!

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Perhaps the point was not obvious enough for you in my reply. Lets just say it's a long standing nautical issue which sadly I had to experience.

OK Edit. RNLI do not charge!!!
The RNLI do not have the ability to tow a Ferry.

If a ferry is having 'technical difficulties' in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, I'd expect the nearest tug to respond.
 
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The RNLI do not have the ability to tow a Ferry.

If a ferry is having 'technical difficulties' in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, I'd expect the nearest tug to respond.
Agreed but I wasn't a ferry or commercial; they still charged unlike RNLI.
 

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Is this likely to have any effect on a person, lets say, on MOnday morning at 0930 on an Irish Ferry out of Dover ?

Just checked and it wasnt our boat but ours is likely to be a covid petri dish as they will fill it up with other less lucky travellers
 
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The RNLI do not have the ability to tow a Ferry.

If a ferry is having 'technical difficulties' in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, I'd expect the nearest tug to respond.
It did, the French sent a salvage tug to assist.
 

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Is this likely to have any effect on a person, lets say, on MOnday morning at 0930 on an Irish Ferry out of Dover ?

Just checked and it wasnt our boat but ours is likely to be a covid petri dish as they will fill it up with other less lucky travellers
Thinking of all the frightened people on board I assume :rofl:

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Thinking of all the frightened people on board I assume :rofl:
Its just going to be heaving, and there was a recent thread about catching covid on the ferry on the way back as the only plausible explanation for a couple of funsters.
 
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Is this likely to have any effect on a person, lets say, on MOnday morning at 0930 on an Irish Ferry out of Dover ?

Just checked and it wasnt our boat but ours is likely to be a covid petri dish as they will fill it up with other less lucky travellers
In recent travels they gave been empty- quite a few lorries/ divers but they tend to keep to their own lounge. Even if they doubled the amount of cars/ vans I would expect there too be plenty of room on board ( it has recently been so empty I have wondered how they make any money)
 
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You should of stuck with the tunnel Jon :rolleyes:
We are on the tunnel Weds night (y)
Is this likely to have any effect on a person, lets say, on MOnday morning at 0930 on an Irish Ferry out of Dover ?

Just checked and it wasnt our boat but ours is likely to be a covid petri dish as they will fill it up with other less lucky travellers

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You should of stuck with the tunnel Jon :rolleyes:
We are on the tunnel Weds night (y)
The difference is about 100 litres of wine, you know I like wine !

We are doing the Belgian German border disused railway line towards Luxembourg for 12 days
 
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Interesting that the sends RNLI attends for free; the mercenary French send a Tug for the Salvage.
This echos my experience when returning home from St Valery sur Somme a number of years back and becoming entangled in a string of probably illegal unmarked pots, I called up on Ch16 for assistance and the SNSM (French RNLI) responded and the priority for them was getting my credit card details! :rolleyes:
The RNLI won't tow a ferry, the tug was there to stop it ending up on the beach. Salvage would be a bonus
 
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I was on that boat last Sept and 1 of the muster points was in o,Flahertys bar that made I chuckle
 
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Edit: SNSM charge for towing boats. Isn't that reasonable to cover costs?
How do the rnli recover costs from the rbpeople?
Just checked and it wasnt our boat but ours is likely to be a covid petri dish as they will fill it up with other less lucky travellers
Mask liberally dosed in 96°alcohol,gloves &a clear plastic bag over your head loosely tied at the neck,should keep you safe.
 

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How do the rnli recover costs from the rbpeople?

Mask liberally dosed in 96°alcohol,gloves &a clear plastic bag over your head loosely tied at the neck,should keep you safe.
I must have cockblocked up to 3 or 400 covid parties and first responder throughout to incidents of all type (including I ve got covid in my bedroom and need help) and I have failed dismally in contracting it. 2 of my team are off at the moment with it. One got a negative about an hour ago so he all be at work tonight and I ll be working alongside him tonight, probably in the same car, attending the same incidents/parties
An hour and a half on a boat doesnt overly concern me

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