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CITA well aground on Scilly Isles. Locals were all making off with cargo.

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Tad damp underfoot.
 

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There are some details of what happened on this diving site: http://www.divernet.com/wrecks/wtour790905.shtml

I must say the looting was more than a tad distasteful in this day and age!

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We had to chase after fishing boats making off with floating containers.
 

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Brian make a very good point; however one dresses it up with romantic tales and anecdotes, the bitter truth is that looting is a sickening state of affairs. Somehow the theft of items from ships caught in distress always seems to me far worse than any other form of looting; it is neither clever, nor romantic, just plain criminal and disgraceful.
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Andy, she had a mixed cargo as follows: "French wine, bales of tobacco, childrens clothing for Marks & Spencer, car engines and batteries, cast-ironwork, china soap dishes, toothbrush-holders, mugs and beakers, and hundreds of different household items." I must agree with Mark about the looting of a wrecked vessels cargo, a despicable act. I suppose it shows that human nature doesn't change much, sadly, as some of our ancesters made a living from it. Thanks for the really interesting link benjidog, when I tried it I got to the site OK but had to do a bit of manual navigation thereafter. Try this one :http://www.divernet.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?id=1037&section=5&action=display&show= Many thanks LEEJ for an interesting post.
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Alastair
 

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I remember she was in time-charter for several trips fao Messrs. Bugsier Lines Hamburg, one of the oldest, viz. the first, shortsea/feeder, companies.

b/regards,

aadje
 

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