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    WARNING - Furry Animals could cause a hazard to Jetski users

    This is funny.. My local coastguard has issued a hazard warning for small stuffed furry animals

    Solent Coastguard have issued a warning to all mariners along the South Coast for an invasion of fluffy pink hippo's, red legged turkeys and dog toys all being the aftermath of several containers going adrift from the large container vessel ‘Bunga Pelangi’
    “HIPPOS GALORE!”

    Reports of pink hippos, red legged turkeys and dog toys are appearing on the beaches of the south coast.
    At 6:30 a.m. Monday morning the large container vessel ‘Bunga Pelangi’ lost 4 large containers overboard, 7 miles south east of the Nab Tower (Pilot Station at the east side of the Solent). The vessel was on passage from Amsterdam to Southampton, and had just turned and was making its final approach to the Southampton Pilot Station when the ship took a heavy roll in the southwesterly swell. Four containers broke free from their lashings and went overboard from the stern of the ship. The incident was reported to the Solent Coastguard by Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), the ship’s agents then arranged for a tug to endeavour to recover the containers which had been sighted by the Coastguard rescue helicopter. Sea conditions were too rough to enable a line to be secured.
    Geoff Matthews, Solent Coastguard Watch Officer, says:
    “We have had reports of pink hippopotamus cuddly toys at Climping, red legged turkey toys at Selsey and a number of dog toys at West Wittering, all we believe to have come from the containers that have sunk from the ‘Bunga Pelangi’.
    I am afraid ‘Finders Keepers’ is not correct and our advice is clear, these items if found have to be reported to the Receiver of Wreck, where the owner has the opportunity to have his property returned and the finder the opportunity to a salvage reward provided they have reported their find.
    To contact the Receiver of Wreck please call 023 8032 9474, you can also download a Report of Wreck form from our website www.mcga.gov.uk.
    Even made the BBC News here...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...es/4402234.stm


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    that is funny!

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    At the bottom of the post "Salvage reward"

    I wonder what a pink hippo would bring anyway?

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