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Date: 01/24/07 02:10 AM

33 Responses to Looters steal washed-up cargo from sinking ship

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    Link: Looters steal washed-up cargo from sinking ship - Who needs a metal detector when there`s a $23,000 BMW bike just sitting on the beach?
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    xboxman Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 2:25 am
    lol nice! wish i was there
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    Delfette Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 2:51 am
    We are, afterall, still just hunters and gatherers...
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 3:14 am
    "Strictly speaking, all those who ‘salvaged’ goods are obliged to report their finds to the maritime authorities. Uniformed officers helpfully handed out forms for them to do so."

    Yeah, right. THAT`ll happen.

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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    January 24, 2007 at 3:44 am
    "Perhaps the saddest loss was for the unlucky few whose personal possessions were being transported in one of those containers.

    Now the contents of their home were being spread out over the Devon coast, or taken away by looters. A Persian-style carpet disappeared on one man’s shoulder, a family portrait on another.

    A packet of photographic negatives pictured a youngish couple and some shots of a house. Whoever they were, they were a long way from home now."

    That must suck big time.....

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    zerovelocity Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 3:57 am
    seen it on gmtv!!! :]
    (its a british morning tv show!!) apparently it has a devastating effect on sea-life...with all the oil and that....also,there are pampers nappie`s and dangerous chemical`s by the boat-full

    and like hell anyone is gonna check up on people who "salvaged" the stuff and signed for it...

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    micky2 Male 18-29
    225 posts
    January 24, 2007 at 4:51 am
    Yep, a mate of mine went down there, he was litrally adding the parts he found on the beach on to his car, on the beach.

    Steering whell, alloys even a body kit.

    My other mate found a Wii, it dosnt work but we are hoping it will dry out.

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    tourettes Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 7:20 am
    dang Europe sounds richer than America, we don`t get any shipwrecks here with treasure, arr!
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    yokoyee Female 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 9:19 am
    i didn`t get there in time... i live near there... Devon! Anyways it was in the paper so its not a surprise to me, now is it coz i live in the uk
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    Qpax Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 9:19 am
    Hehe, this is quite near me. Don`t know anyone who`s been down there though.
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    liamthebof Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    The stupidv police want the goods back now 3 days later. Like thats gonna happen
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    ccaattss Female 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    they arent looting, anything that comes out of the sea is salvage, anyone is `allowed` to take the cargo. its a shame its not a little closser to where i live so i could go to.
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    phatzoma Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    ^yeah well a "salvagable wreck needs to appear on the shores of lake Erie!!!
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    Shisi Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    Hell, I would be out there doing it to.
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    kevinz Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    "Yep, a mate of mine went down there, he was litrally adding the parts he found on the beach on to his car, on the beach.
    Steering whell, alloys even a body kit.

    My other mate found a Wii, it dosnt work but we are hoping it will dry out."
    If the police knocked on your door, and asked if you looted anything from the ship, what would you do? Just curious.

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    majwhite Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    Dudeeeeeeee, i wish i was there when it first happened, what was it a Walmart ship?
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    Wyrenth Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    Majwhite; There were personal-type items (photo negatives) so probably a fed-ex-type ship.

    Good on them, I say. By the sounds of it, no actual violence broke out, just some heated arguments over the more expensive loot. How rare is that, given this kind of situation?

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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    blacks are some of the most immoral people on this earth :-|
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    ^ lol.

    That`s so cool.

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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    Why can`t that happen where I live xD?
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 8:11 pm
    "
    blacks are some of the most immoral people on this earth "

    I would be angry if I didn`t detect a HUGE amount of sarcasm in that.

    I hope the racists are castrating themselves as soon as they read this story.

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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    January 24, 2007 at 8:19 pm
    Typical Americans, always stealing poo... oh wait....
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    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    finders keepers bitches!
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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    January 25, 2007 at 12:26 am
    Hmmm when did Bob get a M6...I dont remember that...
    And since when could the Rodriguez`s afford a 725i....This is all weird
    (Gets on BMW motorcyle) very weird (smirk)
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    james838 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2007 at 10:27 am
    "Good on them, I say. By the sounds of it, no actual violence broke out, just some heated arguments over the more expensive loot. How rare is that, given this kind of situation?"
    Not very, this is ENGLAND not America :-)
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    dopeyangel Female 13-17
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    January 25, 2007 at 12:42 pm
    lol i actually live right next to this place (well 30 minutes away hehe) couldnt believe what i was hearing when my rp (religion) teacher told us bout it :P
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    dopeyangel Female 13-17
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    January 25, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    lol its been all over the newspapers in my local area especially. bournemouth echo news <<<< this is the paper i deliver daily, and the website has loadsa good news etc
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    January 25, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    WE have washed up cargo too, near us, only shampoo and conditioner but you wont believe the amount of looters XD
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    January 25, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    lmao i hate to admit but me n family went down for a look, there was 3 mile traffic and its was like -16 C absoloute freezing. lol anyway all people were coming back with were nappies, tones and tones of nappies, i live in torquay which is also in devon
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    January 25, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    oh and the ships last stop was italy, we dont have wal-marts in england, but we have asda which are from the same family.and when i said for a look, you know i ment scavange :P but this ship is gunna stop spilling out cargo`s now there was 2,500 on board
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    HOW DID THE SHIP SINK?
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 7:11 am
    nice*!
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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    March 27, 2007 at 6:00 pm
    theyre not looters if its just random sh*it on the beach

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