Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chopper Out On Beach


The boys in yellow appeared to be carrying out an extensive search over an incredibly packed Ramsgate Main Sands a few minutes ago. Anyone know what's going on?

Blogged via iPhone whilst sipping a refreshingly cool pastis

Update: This has now been confirmed by Dover Coastguard as a search for an illegal immigrant that had jumped ship. Click here for more.

16 comments:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Can't possibly help you. Sunning myself in the garden but would rather be at the Oval.

Anonymous said...

listening to the coastguard it sound like an training exercise

Anonymous said...

Yes.. they were following the harbour wall .. along the port wall to the beach then back to the beginning again .. at least 3 times!
Lots of boat action too!
Made me afternoon as I was hanging out the washing *sigh

Anonymous said...

I saw it too but no idea why!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Crikey! For once I find myself agreeing with Jeremy Crackers! Well, almost. I think sitting in the brilliant sun at one of the bars in front of Ramsgate harbour, people watching, sipping a cool snifter, with TMS in your lugholes courtesy of the iPhone is marginally better!

Anonymous said...

Naaah

Its a rehearsal for when the staff jump ship at the port.

Anonymous said...

I think they were there to blow away any nasty messages that may have been left in the sand. You dont want any copycats.

Anonymous said...

Heard it was to do with illegals jumping off back of a lorry and they were searching for them.

Anonymous said...

Well there were lots of police at the port exit ....
And OMG ... I went down to sip a snifter at around 4.30...after hanging out the washing
Was that REALLY you?
Marry me

Tony said...

Anon 6:32PM you win 1st prize. They were not sure if any illegals had jumped in the sea whilst trying to escape, hence the search.

Anonymous said...

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http://www.yourthanet.co.uk/kent-news/Parish-councillor-taken-ill-after-meeting-G4-star-newsinkent27472.aspx

Anonymous said...

Was it a grab-a-granny night?

Anonymous said...

don't be rude young man!

Anonymous said...

"In Australia, a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland was banned from using the title of "Doctor" after it was discovered that his Ph.D. had been obtained from Pacific Western University." (Oh the same university who awarded Simon Moores a doctorate then)

Did no one step forward claiming to be a doctor to assist well done well nourished Gerry ?

Anonymous said...

If it was illegals trying to come in they should have waited until next week when the Euroferries service is due to start. Have they put in extra immigration control building/ staff in place yet?

Anonymous said...

Is there any progress on Euroferries? Is it still going to happen? I am holding my breath!!