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The unfortunate Donald Duckling

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 February 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Donald Duckling is going nowhere!
She is impounded on the Tyne and berthed at the old McNulty Marine yard in South Shields having been impounded by The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, because they believe she is no longer seaworthy.
See this BBC report detailing the bad time endured by the crew over the Christmas period.

Until the ship's Taiwan based owners pay for immediate and necessary repairs she remains here!

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Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! That's sad !!
The sunlight here is awesome!!
And I bet Unca Scrooge will not shell out even a penny to get her back sailing !!!

8 Feb 2014 5:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a sadness this story carries . . sure does look like the sun is going down on the Donald Duckling.

8 Feb 2014 8:35am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

During WWII my father flew on a B29 bearing the picture of Pluto on its fuselage. This boat's name sake reminds me of some of his stories.

8 Feb 2014 8:50am

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Beautiful photo, great light.

8 Feb 2014 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The story is sad but the sunlight is beautiful.

8 Feb 2014 8:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide capture et lumière

8 Feb 2014 8:54am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great photo, glad I'm not on her.

8 Feb 2014 9:10am

STEED from D, France

I Love the story,Curl'.......And this light,on the side of boat is fabulous.....

8 Feb 2014 10:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Voilà une bonne nouvelle il y a assez de poubelles qui naviguent sur les mers!!! Magnifique lumière sur la coque.

8 Feb 2014 2:32pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Sunlight and rust are intimate friends ... this is a wonderful shot of what may end up being sold for scrap. ;o(

8 Feb 2014 8:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light on the side of the ship. Looks like the Donald Duckling might be there for a while!

9 Feb 2014 12:40am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime cette lumière sur la partie droite du bateau

9 Feb 2014 9:39am

1/150 second
ISO 100
126 mm