Washed up on beach

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Good day All : Came across this on the beach , salt creek south Australia ....ship wrecked , Nightingale island ? has this been floating around in the sea since march 2011 !!!!
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Reply By: Member - mark i2 - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:18

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:18
Wow thats a great find. Looks like a lifeboat from a ship.
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Reply By: Life Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:45

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:45
The water line looks odd, seems like it has been sitting low at the stern , maybe some weight or water in it ..

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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:49

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:49
Yes a very interesting find.
What did you do about it Nick ?
It must have some sort of before and after story that I for one would be interested to hear as I`ve never heard of a life boat being washed up on a beach before.
I notice that the photo info says," Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S1600 Taken: 21 Feb 2012"

Can you please post any more info ?.

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Reply By: Nutta - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:53

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:53
I wonder why there is an area where the barnacles have been cleared off?
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:54

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:54
Wow .... check out this ....
This is one of the life boats from this, did you happen to check inside ?????

The MS Oliva was a bulk carrier launched in 2009. On 16 March 2011 the ship went aground off Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic, while on a voyage from Santos, Brazil to China with a cargo of soya beans. The ship broke in two and was a total loss. All 22 crew were rescued. More than 800 tons of fuel oil leaked from the ship and coated some 20,000 Northern Rockhopper Penguins..
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:01

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:01
Found this pic also...
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:07

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:07

A wrecked ship is threatening to cause an environmental disaster on an island which is home to endangered penguins, conservationists warn.

The vessel has grounded on Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic, causing an oil slick around the island which is home to nearly half the world's population of northern rockhopper penguins.

Some 1,500 tonnes of heavy crude oil from the MS Olivia, which was shipping soya beans between Rio de Janeiro and Singapore, is leaking into the sea.

According to the RSPB, oil now surrounds Nightingale Island and extends into a slick eight miles offshore, threatening the endangered penguins and the economically important rock lobster fishery.

Hundreds of penguins have already been seen coming ashore covered in oil, the wildlife charity said..

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:01

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:01
Those penguins don't have a happy face :(

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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:17

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:17
Nick I suggest you contact AMSA. I think they would be very interested in your find and it's position. Cheers Brian.http://www.amsa.gov.au/
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Follow Up By: grant t1 - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 10:12

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 10:12
Any further news?
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:38

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:38
I don't think this is any great secret , a lot of people fish this beach .I don't know how long its been here , just hope the num nuts don't mess with ... fill it with there unwanted crap that they leave on beach etc ...
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:41

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:41
Map of the ship wreck.

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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:58

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:58
The authorities will need to retrieve this boat. If it was to re float and drift off it would become very dangerous to shipping. Dam sure I wouldn't like to hit with my boat in the middle of the night. Cheers Brian.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:09

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:09
Gooday Brian : I agree , very dangerous but might have to work on that .have been in contact with SAPOL & AMSA who are showing much interest in this .
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Reply By: Honky - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:02

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:02
Is there some maritime law in regards to salvage that states that finders keepers?

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Reply By: gordon_adel - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:13

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:13
I just live down the road from this. May have to go take a quick drive and check it out.
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:55

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:55
Do you have a way point for it? What access point did you find this from?
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 20:54

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 20:54
where are you " just down the road " ...re directions ...
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:57

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:57
Kingston Se
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 22:17

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 22:17
tea tree crossing head north 40 k's
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:30

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:30
Here is some music that seems very appropriate

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:34

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 21:34
Wow Nick, great find.

Assuming your EXIF data on the pic (as mentioned by Scrubby) that your camera is just not programmed correctly, and this was a very recent photo ?

I ask because we were down there Aust Day long weekend, drove 42 - Murray mouth, and then back to Kingston over the 3 days, and didn't spot it.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 22:13

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 22:13
Les : we came across it this weekend , there's been a few big blows , the weekend of the fishing comp & friday last week .
You wouldn't miss it "sticks out like doggy doovers " do you remember seeing a rusted out 4x4 chassis or 2 its not far from them .

I must get the date done on camera . cheers


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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 07:06

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 07:06
Ok, was very recent wash up then . . . certainly know the two chassis in / on to thebach north of Tea Tree, always a good reminder to be very careful down there.

Hope someone salvages the thing ok, it should not be allowed to drift to sea again because of the hazards to other boats.
There's also some nostalgia there too, very unusual circumstances to have it wash up half way around the world in little old Tea Tree Crossing area.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 11:54

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 11:54
Congratulations on making/breaking the news Nick. ABC link here Good story!

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 13:42

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 13:42
Just finished with ABC, 7, 9, interview's , channel 7 chopper landed in our top paddock for the interview ...wow !!! there a lot of interest in the story of this boat and it voyage from the nightingale island south pacific 8000 k's . Adelaide abc 891 will be speaking with an Adelaide man who worked on the Salvage of the Ship a year ago ,

I think salt creek will be busy this weekend !!! ...I might get a cut ...lol
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 15:47

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 15:47
Sorry Atlantic ocean not pacific
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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 14:25

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 14:25
Thanks for sharing this story with us Nick. Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 21:25

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 21:25
Up date , It didn't take long only week before the num nuts started trashing it !!!!

Locals are trying to get it for public interest .
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 14:47

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 14:47
Looks as though its going to be moved - link here

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 08:58

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 08:58
Thanks Val for the link , have been trying to see whats going on with it ,have been told that its going to Kingston se ??, just hope its not destroyed .

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 21:15

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latest up date : The life boat has been removed from the beach and has gone the the Kingston historical society , for public interest .

a good end to this story .
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