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    Moored Cruise Ships damaged seabed off Dorset

    Research shows damage that cruise ships moored up off Dorset during the Covid crisis have done to the seabed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-57509931

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    Dorset Seasearch were checking out the damage and anchor scars last month, it was fairly depressing that they'd gone right up to the border of the no anchoring area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Dorset Seasearch were checking out the damage and anchor scars last month, it was fairly depressing that they'd gone right up to the border of the no anchoring area.
    There were an awful lot of them moored just off Weymouth when we were on Isle of Portland last September. Not at all surprised there is damage sadly.
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    I suppose a bit of "sabotage" to give a nice pristine wreck to dive is out of the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st Ade View Post
    I suppose a bit of "sabotage" to give a nice pristine wreck to dive is out of the question?
    Nice idea but it is too shallow, they would salvage the wreck and cause more damage in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st Ade View Post
    I suppose a bit of "sabotage" to give a nice pristine wreck to dive is out of the question?
    Not much brass on these modern ships.....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazyoung View Post
    Not much brass on these modern ships.....................
    But miles of copper cables...

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    and the damage just happens to match the width of a scallop trawl that steams in each time the ships move as they can't get there when anchored.................
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