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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2011, 01:19:08 »
.Many thanks to Kyn for taking the trouble to search for these articles,lots of interesting stuff that i,m sure many of us have never seen before.

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 14:47:13 »
Here are the next five.  You have made me break my own rules!!!!  :)









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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 11:27:16 »
If you have any other reports to post that would be great.Judging by the amount of views this topic has had i can safely say that it must be the most interesting one i have posted yet.Many thanks!

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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010, 15:23:00 »
There are more reports regarding the aftermath and the need to make the channel safer for shipping.  I can add the relevant ones here and forward the others to you if you want them?

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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2010, 15:02:00 »
Thankyou Kyn for those newspaper articles,theres a fair bit of info that i never knew of.What a terrible tragedy it all was and will be 40years ago on Jan 2011.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2010, 12:47:15 »
I beleive they are from the Brandenburg.  I shall post the news reports in a sec!

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 18:43:13 »
I have found these names in one of the Times reports:

Johan Martinez
Louis Martinez
Serafin Pun al Castro
Jose Ordonez
Kurt Horney
Stefan Czerenjovic
Adolf Hergovich


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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 21:52:16 »
Allthough this is of no real importance,does any members know roughly the time that the explosion of the Texaco Caribbean occured?

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2010, 17:47:19 »
I think that the wreckage was cut up a few years later,but mainly just cut down due to being in the shipping lanes.Not sure if any was actually removed.As far as i can research,the ships are still down there.The wreck of the West German freighter "Brandenburg" was explored just afew years ago by the Canterbury divers association.If you want to see the ships as they were,check out the Ship Nostalgia website.They have some great pictures in their gallery.

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 15:04:28 »
Apparently she along with the Brandenburg and Niki were all cut up where they sank soon after the incident by a salvage company called Risdon Beazley Ulrich Harms Ltd from Southampton. The whole operation took about 18 months.

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010, 14:25:06 »
Is she still under the water?

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010, 12:10:17 »
The Texaco caribbean shortly before she sank out of sight.

 

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