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Read the article in todays paper.
what an absolute shame eh :(
If I could swim, I would volunteer to go down there to assist those machines...
or even more to the point, help their new owners, who now will be waiting longer than ever for their new car.
Absolute Tragedy, the government should offer counselling.
Whose anti litter laws apply? France or England? In that 21 mile stretch between island and continent they must be under the jurisdiction of one or the other.
French territorial waters.
Salvage rights? Would anyone be interested in chartering a boat, some inflatable underwater recovery balloons and a good lawyer? There might be a few BMW 7 series in it for all involved.
lawman- weren't you looking to buy a new car? :)
I imagine once those folks get over the obvious, there will be a major investigaion.
Ah, heck. They musta had the Global Positioning switch set to 'off' :o
Yeah, that's it.
The cars are not transported with any oils etc in them so the damage is minimal.
So, you know I gotta ask this: How do they get the cars onto the vessel then?
Don't they start the new vehicles up to check performance once they roll off the assembly line?
If so, my next question might be, uh, do they drain each crankcase, transmission, transaxle and fuel cell only to refill them upon arrival at their next port of call?
I know I've seen film footage of them driving cars up ramps and stowing them away. But I've never seen footage of five or six laborers pushing each one up those long ramps and then scurrying back to get another one. That would seemingly make embarkation a logistical nightmare.
I'd reaaaaaaaaaally be interested in knowing how they do that. Could you expain, in detail please?
As for minimal damages, I doubt that 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel could be considered minimalistic.