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Old 1st January 2010, 12:04
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mrcanoehead, do you know what has/is happening to the two part completed refueller's in the James River Reserve which were at one time part of the Able contract, are they still there? As you see it is the largest dock in the World, it will also be the coldest in G.B. at this time. When the wind blows from from the North it is bleak down there believe me.
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Old 1st January 2010, 14:04
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As far as Im aware is that the part built tankers you mention are still part of the revised contract.

But I have a sneaky suspicion that we may be seeing a lot more American stuff heading across the pond to Graythorp, since everything is in place and the scrapping going on at Graythorp is gaining praises left right and centre.

Also I think there is a fair bit of French stuff will be heading this way as well.

It is going to be interesting to see the amount of stuff that will be coing in once the lock gates reopen.
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Old 11th January 2010, 16:22
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Does anybody have any further updates or photos of the ships being scrapped at Ables yard please??
Have any of them been completely scrapped yet??

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Old 11th January 2010, 19:40
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I managed to grab a few shots yesterday.

The Caloosahatchee is well on her way.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4262744733/

The others seem to be about the same, since my last update. But work is gearing up, so expect some real progress seen this month.
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Old 12th January 2010, 07:26
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Thanks for your update Jon.
Stern section of Caloosahatchee gone altogether.
Would be grateful if you can get any shots of W.D.Clyde and W.D.Tyne in the
process of being scrapped and any others.

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Old 12th January 2010, 13:47
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I think the Clyde has bit the dust, the Tyne is still hanging on.

If you right click and save the aerial view and zoom in you will be able to see what is left in the basin. It looks as though where the Clyde was next to the quay wall has gone. Also looks like the Viking Vulcan has dissapeared.
http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business...1140-25486988/
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Old 12th January 2010, 14:22
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Have just blown the aerial view up and zoomed in on the hopper barges and
it seems to me that they are both still there.
You can just see the bow of the Clyde by what seems to be a concrete
structure nearby.
Perhaps you may be able to establish this on your next visit.

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Old 12th January 2010, 16:19
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Untill the Caloosahatchee is scrapped, I can't get a get a real clear view. But from the slightest glimpse available the Clyde has gone or has been cut right down, as you can't see it up from the bridge like I used to see it.
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Old 12th January 2010, 18:23
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Thanks Jon for your reply.
Grateful if you can confirm situation, when you get the opportunity.

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Old 13th January 2010, 21:49
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Does anybody have any further updates or photos of the ships being scrapped at Ables yard please??
Have any of them been completely scrapped yet??

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Read something in the last couple off weeks that they are scrapping the old French flat top Clemeunce
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Old 14th January 2010, 04:40
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Septiclecky.

Thats right they are hoping to have her broken up by Summer.

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Old 28th January 2010, 12:42
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Its been 2 weeks since any correspondence on the ships being broken up at Ables yard. Does anybody have any news or photos please???

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Old 28th January 2010, 14:07
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The last of the arms on the Caloosahatchee has gone, so no superstructure left to remove. Cutting has begun on the rear of the Canisteo. Other than that not a lot really visable changes.
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Old 5th February 2010, 21:53
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Le Clem on fire now! possible toxic. Is it fair to the people of Hartlepool, being a Monkey Hanger ? Winds off the sea|
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Old 5th February 2010, 21:56
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There are not many scrapyards that don't have a fire now and again.
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Old 7th February 2010, 11:09
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Le Clem on fire now! possible toxic. Is it fair to the people of Hartlepool, being a Monkey Hanger ? Winds off the sea|
The smoke was not toxic by all accounts. The blaze was in an area that had already been decontaminated, so there was no added threat to health by the fire/ smoke.

The smoke was drifting out to sea as the wind was from a westerly direction.

I have yet to know of a scrapyard anywhere in the world that hasn't had a fire of some description. Every scrap yard has had at least one fire at some point or other. Just last year or the year before the yard over in Merseyside dismantling a Royal Navy ship. The ship caught fire there.
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Old 21st February 2010, 19:49
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A few shots from the River Tees, from Thursday.


Jack- Up Rigs GSF Britannia, Ensco 70, Ensco 80, Ensco 101 berthed at Able UK's TERRC facility at Graythorp, Hartlepool. 18th February 2010.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4376284866/
GSF Britannia (does she have a future? looking bleak)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4376284898/

Clemenceau
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4376284874/
There has been more of the front section taken off before the fire struck.

Caloosahatchee has been continuing getting chopped. I haven't been past the land side of the yard for over a week, so I don't know what progress has happend. Might get a chance to go past this week if Im lucky.

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Old 22nd February 2010, 06:49
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Thanks Jon for some of the latest pictures from Ables yard.
Appreciate any updates you can give us.

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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:25
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Great news in that report. Well done to all at Able UK for creating a good industry for treating developed nations' shipping waste. A fitting place for the QE2 to end her days, although I expect Alang is the likely destination.
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Great news in that report. Well done to all at Able UK for creating a good industry for treating developed nations' shipping waste. A fitting place for the QE2 to end her days, although I expect Alang is the likely destination.
Are you serious? America sent men to the moon, but can't decommission their own ships?

They used to ship "problem" waste to the likes of Brazil - now we are taking it.............

Is that how you want to see Britain ........ Dustbin for the USA?

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Old 25th February 2010, 09:50
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Are you serious? America sent men to the moon, but can't decommission their own ships?

They used to ship "problem" waste to the likes of Brazil - now we are taking it.............

Is that how you want to see Britain ........ Dustbin for the USA?

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Al, it's the Unions and the greenies. The Mob wants to do it in the States, but their underwriters won't let them!
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I know - it is the fear of costly litigation in USA that precludes a reasonable premium to underwrite the operation - but the underlying sentiment is:

Let's do it somewhere else - where life is cheaper. Obviously the UK is a good balance between "cheapness" and "safety legislation".

To me it's analagous to the nuclear industry - Germany ships waste to be reprocessed in UK. Sure - all the waste returns to Germany........... but after many decades, when it isn't the present German government who have to deal with that day. The German government of that day - could just as easily - refuse to take it back.

Welcome to Dustbin UK.

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Old 26th February 2010, 19:10
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Are you serious? America sent men to the moon, but can't decommission their own ships?

They used to ship "problem" waste to the likes of Brazil - now we are taking it.............

Is that how you want to see Britain ........ Dustbin for the USA?

Al
Didn't Able tender for these (and others) working on the basis that they could make some money.

I have no problem with Able doing this work, surely it's better done here under controlled conditions than run up a beach in turkey/India/Bangladesh.
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Old 26th February 2010, 19:30
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Didn't Able tender for these (and others) working on the basis that they could make some money.

I have no problem with Able doing this work, surely it's better done here under controlled conditions than run up a beach in turkey/India/Bangladesh.
But you ignore the option of the USA taking responsibility for their own waste? Surely it's better to decommission where they lay (east coast USA) than tow them across the Atlantic to Middlesburgh?

Much more controlled - wouldn't you agree?

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