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RooSat Aug-22-09 09:10 AM
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#31970, "RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast"
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Hi Keith,

You are so right. Since the early days of the work being done (and done well) by volunteers and community groups, every single one of them has left and/or been 'kicked off'. Contemporary obsessions with Government backed contractors have replaced them even though the jobs done by them are hardly what you would call professional as I'm sure you know well.

With regards the hull growth, it has been left on because of fears that TBT and 25 other toxic chemicals found in the paintwork will pollute the Lagan. So the Environment Agency has forbidden removal until such a time as a licensed waste company can prove that they can remove it without a drop getting into the Abercorn Basin. But of course, Govt. regulations on organising someone to do this are making it all even worse! I'm sure it will be done - but at what cost?

As a counter note, it may even be completely un-necessary as the hull underneath all the growth was professionally shot blasted in 2003 when in French dry dock. The paint was tested prior to the ship being moved to the dry dock, so unless a diver was employed or similar, it is very possible that the reading was taken from paint on her hull above the water line and assumed this was carried on underneath! Time will tell if this is so.

But of interest is how much the NPS website/forum is being monitored by the DSD and the NCT. A post can be put on one evening and the next morning, I am being questioned about it by the Govt. Project Manager or someone on the NCT. I would like to think that even though the NPS is being continually shut out by the NCT, this is more of a nod to realising that the NPS could do a lot of damage to their plans for the ship. Which is why the NPS must keep on pushing.

Lastly, regards your 'art exhibition' area on the ship, I feel the present ship opening layout is merely a prototype to what they want as the finished article. I have attached a few photos to show members what to expect when the ship is completed. In the background of the drawing area is a theatre stage. I am sorry if you are all lost for words. Imagine how we feel having to physically see it!

Lastly, I do hope we will see you on the NPS forum again soon Keith. The more voices, the better - and believe me, it does and will make a difference as time will show. And don't forget the AGM next Wednesday where Denis Rooney is going to have to answer some pretty hard questions!

Roo.



  

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SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast [View all] , Roo, Wed Aug-19-09 02:13 PM
  RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, titanorac9370, Aug 20th 2009, #1
RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Morten Jensen, Aug 20th 2009, #2
      RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 21st 2009, #3
           RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 21st 2009, #4
           RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Mick, Aug 21st 2009, #5
           RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, keefs, Aug 22nd 2009, #6
                RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Jonathan, Aug 22nd 2009, #7
                     RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, keefs, Aug 22nd 2009, #8
                          RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Jonathan, Aug 22nd 2009, #9
                               RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, keefs, Aug 22nd 2009, #10
                                    RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Jonathan, Aug 22nd 2009, #11
                                    RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 22nd 2009 #12
                                         RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, keefs, Aug 22nd 2009, #13
                                              RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Lord Morbius, Aug 22nd 2009, #15
                                              RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, titanorac9370, Aug 22nd 2009, #16
                                                   RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 22nd 2009, #17
RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 22nd 2009, #14
RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, J. Kent Layton, Aug 22nd 2009, #18
      RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Roo, Aug 29th 2009, #19
           RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, J. Kent Layton, Oct 29th 2017, #20
                RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, bpread, Oct 29th 2017, #21
                RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, VonHoldinghausen, Nov 03rd 2017, #22
                     RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Ralph Currell, Nov 03rd 2017, #23
                          RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Ralph Currell, Nov 04th 2017, #24
                               RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Morten Jensen, Nov 05th 2017, #25
                                    RE: SS Nomadic In Dry Dock, Belfast, Ralph Currell, Nov 05th 2017, #26

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