Comment posted Yeoman Bontrup: the fire and the recovery by Murdoch MacKenzie.
Like Robert above, I wondered if there would be a change of location for the elevator belt and the boom to the forward end. It’s something that wasn’t mentioned on Thursday, and I didn’t ask either, but I am sure that it would have been considered. It would probably have meant major modifications to the three conveyors that run below the holds to get them operating in the opposite direction. It would also have probably required major structural additions to the forward hull of the ship, to cope with the added torsional forces.
The cause of the fire was hot work that was being done above the elevator. As there will always be this same danger in the future, they will likely have had safety consultants review their hot work procedures to mitigate against a recurrence. I am sure that the insurance companies and the marine authorities would have insisted on this.
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So there you have it, from the mouth of a man whose company has to make a profit to survive,
“the Western MD said: ‘For my part, the shortest route will always be the favoured route.”
It’s all about the most vehicles that a given ferry can shift in a day. Always looking for that best location that the vehicle can drive to and building your link span there.
It would have been so much better if MacBrayne had stayed out of vehicle transportation, although their initial Uig Triangle route was on the right lines they soon succumbed to the Obans, Port Ellens and Stornoways, steamer pier power brokers from a bye gone age who have led us into this £2Billion bottomless black hole.
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That may be because the people who gifted him such a large chunk of Russia’s national wealth work for the same owners as the Scottish Media and every other media around the world. He’s probably just a frontman himself.
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It would appear so if the new route went elsewhere, but on reflection “waste of money” is what we do best anyway.
Money has very little value itself, it being created for debt that just devalues any wealth that we own as a nation. The bankers are always the winners here.
The works and the energy expended is what makes the difference and that can be done in other directions if it makes for a better end result.
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