Joyless times in Thanet

Cylinder Liner Out

Cylinder liner changeout, Maersk Supporter on one of the four main engines.  A task being carried out by a real person doing a real job  in the real world. The picture below is of a person not a doing job at all, simply pretending to be ‘useful’ and existing in a world of fairies and make believe on the back of workers sweating in the real world.

Petition launched to fight concrete plant plans at Ramsgate port

By TomBarnes  |  Posted: January 23, 2015 Thanet Gazette


FORS member Kandy (there’ll be no concrete in my back alley) Jones with the group’s petition against the concrete blocking plant

A COMMUNITY group has launched its campaign against the proposed concrete blocking plant at Ramsgate port.

The Friends of Ramsgate Seafront (FORS) is organising a petition against plans put forward by the Ireland-based O’Regan Group.


The firm has earmarked the port as a suitable base for a new concrete block-making and wood chipping operation, which could create 49 jobs.

FORS member Barry (it’s still 1937) James said: “We do not want industrialisation of the port just to create potentially 49 jobs.

“The environmental risk to Ramsgate is far greater than the money Thanet council will get from industrialising out port.” (Ed, by definition, a commercial  port is an ‘INDUSTRIAL AREA’


Some folks have proposed to build a concrete block production plant in the industrial area at Ramsgate Port. Lots of people are objecting. The people of Thanet seem to object to all proposals for development. All? Seemingly so, yes; all pragmatic proposals at least.

Notional, fairy story proposals such as independent shops selling landfill, guestless ’boutique’ B&Bs, tax evading Micro Pubs, pretentious restaurants? No problem, bring them on. Some weird lot in Thanet. Not the status quo, just the gobshite opined brigade. At the Towers we wish they’d close their vitriol laden negativity spewing cakeholes.





Industrial park?………Oppose!

Housing development? …………………Oppose!


And on that note (climb off soap box), the duty watch at the Towers will wash our ugly faces and go across the road for some gin. Chin chin.

Rig Venting 2

The rig ‘Richard Biggus Wunn’ venting the sewage tank following the weekly messroom  curry evening. Yumyum.

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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