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Merddin Emrys

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 05:50:53 PM »
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and this nice old Matador turned up (think its the one that tows the old tram)

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 05:55:36 PM »
I hope Jennings Plant Hire's insurance is up to date, because there is several hundred thousands pounds worth of machinery there. It's now dark, the tide's starting to come in and they are no nearer freeing them. Tide is in at 10pm but they only have until about 8pm until the basin of the harbour starts filling with water. There is about 50 people watching from the Prom.

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 06:10:41 PM »
Apparently the sea must be coming in faster than anticipated, all the rescue equipment has just left the site and the digger and dumper truck have been abandoned to the sea....

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2011, 06:16:51 PM »
its very sad to see these machines stuck like this but I thoght it very unlikely that they could tbe rescued must be at least £300,000 worth there!  I can't understand why they went on that mud? Lets hope they can at least seal the fuel tanks!
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 06:21:21 PM »
I was just thinking to myself how it was madness for them to even attempt crossing that mud in the harbour basin - it is many feet deep

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011, 06:48:57 PM »
The last time they had this much excitement in Rhos was when the Marga ran aground in 1991:

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
Great photos all round.



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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2011, 07:21:37 PM »
lots of bright lights showing on the machines. Its now 19.25 so I guess if they havent moved the tackle, the lights will be going out any time now!!!

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2011, 07:33:40 PM »
Both the digger and truck are now submerged!

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 07:53:37 PM »
"and this nice old Matador turned up (think its the one that tows the old tram)"

Sorry,but it is not the one that tows the tram - that one is painted pale blue

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2011, 08:05:18 PM »
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The last time they had this much excitement in Rhos was when the Marga ran aground in 1991:

 :o that must have taken some moving!
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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2011, 08:42:21 AM »
I have some pics of the process - but can't find them right now.
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2011, 01:11:21 PM »
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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2011, 03:36:13 PM »
I can see the rescue effort going on at Rhos while I am typing this but I would be very surprised if they recover both vehicles today.

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Re: Everything to do with Rhos On Sea
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2011, 05:40:51 PM »
The truck has now been recovered (after being submerged under two tides) but the digger is still firmly stuck.