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Old Jun 9, 2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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The 40,000 tonne coal ship Pasha Bulker ran aground at Newcastle's Nobby's Beach on Friday 8 June in extreme weather conditions. All 22 crew were rescued by helicopter. Authorities are now looking for the best way to attempt to remove it before high seas cause her to break up,spilling a large amount of oil.
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Old Jun 9, 2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 1:20 PM   #3
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The ship grounding made the world-wide news but there is nothing like seeing your pictures and appreciating the size of that ship as scaled by the helicopter. Nothing like having your beach house nearly run down by a ship.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 6:30 AM   #4
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The 40,000 tonne coal ship Pasha Bulker ...
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...before high seas cause her to break up,spilling a large amount of oil.
I thought she was a collier. Was (Is) she carring coal or oil? Either would be messy, but coal doesn't float.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 5:08 PM   #5
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Thanks, Pasha Bulker is a coal carrier. The oil I mentioned was in fact fuel and oil for the running of the ship,something like 700 tonnes. She was empty of coal at the time,being in a large queque waiting to load just off the coast of Newcastle. One reason given for herrunning aground was because she was empty and getting tossed around in the wild seas and gale force winds. This then brought the propeller out of the water and caused loss of power and the winds blew her into shore. Three other ships very nearly suffered the same fate.


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That makes sense. Because if she were full, she'd have been "carrying coals to Newcastle."
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If she were full she would have been carrying coalFROM Newcastle.
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