Friday, March 20, 2009

It wasn't me!

It wasn't meI was miles away - honest.

I've only just heard that the Humber Star has sunk, off of Woolston.

I'm genuinely sorry to hear the news, despite what's happened.

I bet that's going to make the insurance company weep though.

Reports are saying she had hundreds of tonnes of effluent on board when she sank, though I suspect the truth is that pretty much all of the effluent would have been pumped out before the crew left for the day, as that's what is normally done - as the picture above shows.

I'm also thinking there will be a bit of a scramble to get a replacement vessel on station, as that effluent needs transporting down the Itchen daily.


  1. What comes around, goes around :o((

  2. Shitty.

    Oh c'mon, somebody had to say it!

  3. Anonymous8:20 PM

    the humber star was originaly built as a petrol carrier out of deptford on the thames and her engine room was a joy to behold despite her last trade she was kept up together by her crew.its worth noting that her skipper mike and his late brother keith have skippered these ships for the best part of 40 years, and its mainly due to keith that the ss shieldhall is still sailing in uk waters, his maintenance program when she was in service many believe ensured her survival.
    so, a sad end to humber star a fine little ship with a eye for lady janes shapely rear end!! john.