HMAS Vampire in rough seas. Yes, bracing stuff ... but have a moment for the poor bastards working in the galley, in these conditions it's a bloody nightmare in there ....
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My wife and daughter near there a few years ago had to make other arrangements after the Waverley collided with a pier.I remember sailing on the Waverley in Scotland, I think from Largs, when we were on holiday as a kid.
Just after we set off I asked my grandad what would happen if a large piece of wood went into the paddles.
Sure enough about half a mile from getting back it broke down because some debris had got stuck in the paddles.
OK, so what does 'in ballast' mean? I'm thinking ballast is something in the bottom of the ship, to weigh it down?Very possibly your worst nightmare at sea. The World Concorde, tanker, broke in two off the coast of Pembrokeshire in 1954. Fortunately she was in ballast so pollution was kept to a minimum. (Given the nature of that coast if you've been that way, this could have been much worse.)
I don't know if it's just me, but these pictures of the two halves of the ship, somehow remind me of the condition of the world today.
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Not carrying an actual cargo, but it still needs the weight for the ship to be stable.OK, so what does 'in ballast' mean? I'm thinking ballast us something in the bottom of the ship?
*I could Google this, but it's nicer to have a propper answer from someone who knows....
It can just be sea water. All sorts of odd stuff has been used - cheap commodities that can be sold back at the place where the next real cargo will be loaded - bricks, etc. There was a coalfield in Ireland where the local buildings are, unusually for the surrounding area, built from the ballast bricks brought over by the ships that carried the coal away.So what's in there? What is ballast?
The beach is only accessible from the sea, unless you're prepared to attempt the very dodgy cliff decent/ascent.Couldn't they get to the beach? Sounds like something my 'rents would do, they were rescued by Richard Attenborough years ago after falling off their boat around the Isles of Scilly years ago.