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Dead boats
« on: July 31, 2010, 08:12:37 am »
Nothing is more depressing and heartbreaking for me than seeing decaying, de-commissioned and abandoned boats and ships that once were vibrant and efficient fishing machines...

Here are a few I've encountered through my travels in Moz...   

Pic 1. Cargo ship that's serving as a docking station in Angoche, N Moz. Oct 2006

Pic 2. Fishing boat stuck in mud at the dry dock, in Beira's Fishing Harbor. Nov 2007

Pic 3. The Messalo, let to die in Quelimane. July 2007
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 08:43:02 am »
Pic 1. Ace craft abandoned at the camp site, Ponta do Ouro

Pic 2. Large wood yacht left to rot in Praia Nova, Beira.

Pic 3. Another recreational boat at Praia Nova Beira
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 08:44:03 am »
Decaying dhow from local fishermen, Bairro dos Pescadores, Maputo.
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 02:54:47 pm »
Sad yet awesome pics.

You need to show Thika that Ace Craft! He'll sulk for a month!

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 05:23:51 pm »
Have a look at these shipwrecks North of Luanda in Angola. Apparently all from the war,  :dunno: ??
 

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 06:43:46 pm »
Sad yet awesome pics.

You need to show Thika that Ace Craft! He'll sulk for a month!

You know what Bennie? I actually sent him an email with a whole bunch of pics of that boat. Never got a reply from him... go figure... 

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 07:02:09 pm »
Nice pics SAfish... pity that they went aground as a result of that horrible war...

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 10:17:16 pm »
SAFish, Great pics!

@ John, he really battles with his email/internet where he is. He uses 3G and coverage is very poor.

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 09:10:41 am »
I think it could also be something else bennie... I sent the email more or less at the same time I replied to the mods and to him, about an inflammatory post he did on SL... maybe that was it... anyway...

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2010, 04:47:31 pm »
Well, down her in the Cape we need travel no further than Hout Bay!
I took these pics this afternoon of a number of hulks lying next to the slip.
Its sad, especially considering the fact that I've actually been to sea on 2 of them!

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2010, 04:48:52 pm »
Another one

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010, 04:51:57 pm »
I assisted with a crayfish tagging and population density research project in the late 80's and I was often at sea on this boat ,the Alistair ,which was owned by the then SA Sea Products.
Hmmmmm....ate ALOT of kreef in those days!

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2010, 04:52:58 pm »
Yet another thatsa seen better days

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2010, 05:01:56 pm »
And lastly, I fished on this boat in the Cape tuna pole fishery in the mid 90's. She is/was the Eiland Urk and once belonged to a very well known Hout Bay tuna fisherman, the legendary Harry Finneran.
Harry was a real character and a bloody good fisherman and well known both in the local commercial fishing world and  sportfishing world.
His son and myself ran the boat for a while.
This boat has caught more than its fair share of tuna!
As can be seen, yet another boat lies sunken next to it.
Sadly, I doubt very much if the Urk will see the tuna grounds ever again. 

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2010, 05:04:51 pm »
I've seen the deck of the Eiland Urk run red with tuna blood. I guess thsoe days are over for her.

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2010, 09:16:06 pm »
A few more dead boats I've encountered...

Pic 1. Traditional boat in the middle of a corn field. Massingir dam, Sep 2010.

Pic 2. Skeletons of RIBs. Fogo Is. - Primeiras Archipelago, Oct 2010.

Pic 3. Old ship wreck. Macuti - Beira, May 2008
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 09:52:21 pm »
Thanx for the pics...  They always facinate me aswell...  I always want to knows its history and how it got stranded/abanded.
Very nice   thnx

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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 05:27:26 am »
Looking at car wrecks does does not awaken the same emotions of sadness compared to looking at these pics. Don't know why.
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 08:12:07 am »
Wreck of whaler at whaling station on Linga Linga, Inhambane Bay.
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Re: Dead boats
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 09:22:42 am »
so what do you think wil happen to "the phoenix" at salt rock?
will the tow it out, chop it or leave it to create a man made reef?
i tink if its a man made reef, there will be an increase in fish  :-)