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Dear Miss Mermaid,

I had a wander along the beach at Worthing the other day and noticed this "Green Bottle" lying amongst the shingle - with a message inside. It was from you and said you were looking for some "spare" timber to build an extension to your recently acquired accomodation.

Just by chance...

The "Ice Prince" had deposited a few thousand tons of it a few days earlier and most of it was on Worthing beach.

Have sent you a few photo's - obviously the crow has chosen his bit (he sat there for half an hour or more much to the amusement of the crowds)

I found a nice plank for you (as per picture) and sent it on it's way by "sea post" - should reach you in a few months - tides permitting.

Seriously...

They were lucky - all the crew were rescued by helicopter & lifeboat - the boat sank a couple of days later releasing all the timber into the Englih Channel. There was a fierce storm in the channel which resulted in 99% of the timber being deposited along a 25 mile stretch of beach (a few pieces still floating in the sea) - the majority at Worthing - which has seen a massive "out of season" tourist boom. Kept the news and TV crews busy for days.

The "White van" boys descended to Worthing in droves but...
most of the timber was smashed up and the councils closed the many of affected beaches - so the majority went home empty handed (unlike the Napoli) Looks lilke the timber (all pine) will be taken away and pulped as it won't be fit for building / DIY.

Regards

Bob  S.
Chelmsford UK

PS : Happy new year
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Shipwreck timber littering coast
Beaches along the south coast of England will remain closed indefinitely to prevent looters taking away more than 2,000 tonnes of washed-up timber.

The wood, several feet deep on the tide line, is from the Greek-registered Ice Prince which sank about 26 miles (42km) off Dorset after a storm last Tuesday.

Beaches along the Sussex coast from Ferring as far east as Hastings have been littered with the timber.

Dover Coastguard said it was likely more would wash up on Kent's beaches.

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) said its beaches, which were the worst affected, would be out of bounds to the public for the foreseeable future.

The salvage operation is being carried out by contractors authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).


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