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Irish Bog Swallows up Shell Convoy

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Firky, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    On Monday:



    http://www.wsm.ie/c/garda-deployed-protect-shells-machine-people-ireland

    Not half an hour ago:


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    :D
     
  2. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

    Couldn't make it up :D
     
  3. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    "There's a feckin, gawd, so there is. Amma tellin' ya! Paddy, hide that crane before the law gets here. Stick it in the barn with the hosses."
     
  4. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    The company responsible are called Rensink :)
     
  5. Bakunin

    Bakunin https://robertwalsh.contently.com

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  6. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I don't understand why they're protesting. This is a machine designed to drill a tunnel under a SAC. Surely that's much better environmentally than the usual cut & cover? Or is the issue with the whole oil & gas industry - and presumably rampant corruption?
     
  7. shagnasty

    shagnasty two legs bad four legs good

    I can't blame the driver ,he refused to go back in the cab
     
  8. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    An hour ago:

    Ten minutes ago:

     
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    fucking ace! :D
    nature fighting back :cool:
     
  10. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    Odds on it not getting out again?
     
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    They won't get it out again
     
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  12. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    the protest is against the entire pipeline IIRC, not the use of a tunnel instead of cut and cover.
     
  13. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    certainly sounds unlikely at this stage, must have cost a fair amount of dosh too that borer
     
  14. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Emergency road widening works are under discussion.
     
  15. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Yup, there is a film about it all called The Pipe. All is explained.

    http://www.thepipethefilm.com/
     
  16. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

  17. Stephen Sweeney

    Stephen Sweeney New Member

    Right lads, for a start don't know who said you can't get a crane large enough to lift out that 160 tonne load, including unit and trailer, here's Kavanagh's Demag http://www.irishcranehire.com/2009/crane_item.php?crane=7 And that's 400 tonne lifting capacity, that'd be landed tomorrow morning no bother.
     
  18. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :hmm:
     
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  19. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Crane spam? :hmm:

    €10 says that fucker will sink.
     
  20. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    I wonder how much stuff they will sink into the bog before giving it up as a bad job?

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  21. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    it reminds me of the festival where the site crew ended up with 2 telehandlers stuck in the mud up to the axels.

    oh how we laughed, until we worked out we'd have to steward the damn things until they got them out.

    eta - and the time we basically ended up with a temporary trackway floating on top of a bog, so anyone who stopped for longer than a few minutes ended up with the trackway below the wheels just sunk into the bog, but still on the trackway. The marquee company loved that.
     
  22. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

  23. Libertad

    Libertad Occasional table

    Pffft... call that a crane?
    They'll have to plate the roadway to work on the beast and once they've got it out then what? They'll have to plate all the way to site.

    160 tonnes+suction, nah. :D
     
  24. Spanky Longhorn

    Spanky Longhorn CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN

    At Glasto one year I swerved a telehandler into a boggy ditch and a mate tried to pull me out with his, and I just ended up pulling him in with me, it took a third plus a tractor to get us out:oops:
     
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  25. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    lol - that could even be the occasion I was thinking of, although I reckon it was the glade flood year that I had in mind, and IIRC they were in the middle of one of the stages when they sunk as well.
     
  26. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Well according to several sources on twitter they're getting a crane in from the UK. It's too pull out the TBM, several trucks and fuck knows what else. I can't see how that tonka truck posted above is going to be of much use.
     
  27. Libertad

    Libertad Occasional table

    That'll go down well. :hmm:
     
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  28. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Fuck all about this on the BBC.

    I think it is great, quite poetic.
     
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  29. Spanky Longhorn

    Spanky Longhorn CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN

    Nah this was luckily on a service road round the back well out of sight of the punters thankgod.
     
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    So let me get this straight. Heavy truck sinks into bog so they're getting a heavier crane to get the heavy truck out. It's a fucking recipe for disaster. What will they get to get the crane out?
     
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