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Old Feb 11th 2009, 4:45 am
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Gulf News seem a little confused as to what to print... After all the 'lies' and 'bad journalism' regarding sewage contamination at the Marina, am I right in thinking they are trying to get some sort of 'Clean Beach' award???

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/General/10284406.html

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/General/10284149.html
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Gulf News seem a little confused as to what to print... After all the 'lies' and 'bad journalism' regarding sewage contamination at the Marina, am I right in thinking they are trying to get some sort of 'Clean Beach' award???

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/General/10284406.html

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/General/10284149.html

They are applying for Blue Flag status. Guess it'll depend on what day of the week the inspectors review.
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It makes me laugh. All the photos (and the thick black plume of smoke visible for hours yesterday) suggest a massive oil spillage, but that could never happen in Dubai so "no oil spilled" is the conclusion. Wait until the dead sea birds and fish start getting swept onto the beach.
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It makes me laugh. All the photos (and the thick black plume of smoke visible for hours yesterday) suggest a massive oil spillage, but that could never happen in Dubai so "no oil spilled" is the conclusion. Wait until the dead sea birds and fish start getting swept onto the beach.
Yeh, but the question is; will it be the oil or the raw sewage that kills them?
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gott alove that no oil in the sea crap. In this pic the water is clearly on fire, neat trick that.


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exhibit b

http://britishexpats.com/forum/newre...te=1&p=7273399

all that sludge must just be the shit thats already there then so thats ok.
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all the above said it looks as though it could have been a lot worse, we all and especially the pr machine got lucky
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I would like to point out that I have just received a warning letter from the Ministry for posting something that is a malicious and illegal attempt to quote the facts, thereby bringing the Jamal that is Dubai into disrepute...
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just checked the shipping press and she is a Methanol carrier so oil slick from the cargo but I guess there could be oil pollution from her bunker tanks.
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I would like to point out that I have just received a warning letter from the Ministry for posting something that is a malicious and illegal attempt to quote the facts, thereby bringing the Jamal that is Dubai into disrepute...
A warning letter from the ministry ?
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I would like to point out that I have just received a warning letter from the Ministry for posting something that is a malicious and illegal attempt to quote the facts, thereby bringing the Jamal that is Dubai into disrepute...
I shouldn't worry, if you posted it in Dubai, it'll never get there!
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A friend of mine was for Seacorp & he said that they are right there is no leak, the oil in the picture is fuel from the ship.
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Seems hard to believe it could happen on a clear day only 5KM or miles off Jebel Ali.

I wonder if they were moving on their own or had Jebel Ali pilots onboard?!
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Seems hard to believe it could happen on a clear day only 5KM or miles off Jebel Ali.

I wonder if they were moving on their own or had Jebel Ali pilots onboard?!

why would the standard of boat driving here be any better than car driving
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why would the standard of boat driving here be any better than car driving
True!
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