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#barge

Neblib
4 days ago

Why aren't barges talked about more in the typical "planes, trains, and automobiles" of logistics discussions or the alternatives to trucking of long haul freight for lowering carbon / enviromental discussions?

#freight #barge #decarbonization

Denise Gutzmer
1 week ago

The #drought comes as a critical harvest season approaches and farmers across the #Midwest are concerned about water supply and #barge deliveries. Officials and residents along the #MississippiRiver worry about the widespread impacts another decline could bring.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/21/us/mississippi-low-water-levels-drought-climate/index.html

Zeitgeisty Aphorisms
2 weeks ago

#sign is a caricature of #barge.

OccuWorld
3 weeks ago

UK's Floating Migrant Prison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHbBlS9fao4&ab_channel=red.

The UK is using increasingly inhumane policies against migrants. The most recent example is a floating barge called Bibby Stockholm which has been compared to a floating prison and is being used as a detention facility for migrants. We spoke to the volunteer-run migrant charity Care4Calais, putting the migrant barge in the context of the UK's anti-migration offensive. Joe Cullinane of Care4Calais argues that the UK government's demonization of migrants is being used to distract attention from larger domestic crises.
#UK #migrants #inhumane #threat #deterrent #prison #barge #demonization #distraction #domestic #crisis #humanrights

LordWoolamaloo
3 weeks ago

View from a Bridge: Union Canal looking lovely on both sides of the old, stone bridge this evening

#Edinburgh #Edimbourg #Fountainbridge #UnionCanal #Ecosse #Scotland #barge #boat #bateau

View looking west along the final stretch if the Union Canal, towards the old Leamington Lift Bridge, then switching to the east view, starting with the blue sky and tilting down to the canal
LordWoolamaloo
4 weeks ago

Glorious evening by the Union Canal, warm, bright, nice, soft breeze.

#Edinburgh #Edimbourg #Fountainbridge #UnionCanal #architecture #bridge #pont #boat #bateau #barge #Scotland #Ecosse

Panning around the Union Canal on a bright, warm, evening of sunshine and blue skies, starting east, towards the old, arched, stone bridge, to turn 180 and face West
JanPV
2 months ago

I was, for 25-odd years, a water microbiologist.

When sampling for Legionella, the test must take place on the same day, within a few hours. It can't be delayed.

The gov't says Legionalla testing took place on 25th July, but that results didn't appear until 7th August.

But incubation after processing the sample, which takes only minutes, is complete after 72-96 hours.

On the outside, samples taken on 25/7 were available on 30/7. A week's inexplicable delay.

#ukpolitics #barge #braverman

CDC standard protocol for Legionella testing. The UK standard is much the same.
2 months ago

#Migrants being moved off #barge over bacteria fears

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

#toriesOut

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-66476538

Kriszta Satori
2 months ago

Most of the #asylum seekers so far housed on the government’s controversial #barge are not small boat #migrants and arrived in the UK legally, The Independent can reveal.

Ministers have claimed the #Bibby Stockholm and use of military bases as accommodation would “deter” English Channel crossings, but the majority of those so far selected for the vessel arrived by plane.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bibby-stockholm-small-boat-migrants-plane-b2391027.html

Pedestriansfirst
2 months ago

"We've got to be … decent and compassionate” Robert Jenrick. If only! #barge #Jenrick #tories

LordWoolamaloo
2 months ago

The gin cruise barge coming out from under the old, stone bridge over the Union Canal at #Fountainbridge

#Edinburgh #Edimbourg #Photography #barge #boat #bateau #UnionCanal #Scotland #Ecosse

Wide, purple barge sailing along the Union Canal, viewed from a stone bridge over the canal as it sailed out from under the bridge
Wordcloud Tarot
2 months ago

This week the #uk government started moving
#refugee applicants from hotels onto a #barge
floating in the sea.

@pre@boing.world does a five minute #tarot reading
and finds that the refugees are grateful
to have escaped, and have much potential to offer
society. But mean-spirited sullen idiots are jealous,
so punish them with a purgatory of bureaucracy and confinement
instead of accepting their valuable contributions.

Luckily, the cards say this time must pass,
that the more humane majority of society will
eventually end this madness.

Watch it here:
https://wordcloudtarot.com/readings/2023-08-07-refugeebarges/

Shuffling cards with titles "Refugee Barges"
DHMosquito
2 months ago

Boeing 747-212 In the colours of Evergreen International, this classic airliner was parked for a number of years at Quonset State Airport, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. As such, she was seen by thousands each year during the Rhode Island Airshow. There then came a radical career change, as she was taken by barge to Washington D.C., following a repaint as one of the two VC-25A 'Air Force One' aircraft, the personal transport of the President of the United States. Now, this special exhibit is available for tours by students. #AirForceOne #VC25A #Boeing #evergreeninternational #boeinglovers #B747 #quonsetstateairport #Quonset #RhodeIsland #airshow #aircraft #airliner #VVIP #POTUS #President #USA #Washington #washingtondc #barge #students #avgeek #QOTS #jumbo

SubtleBlade ⚔️
2 months ago

#BibbyStockholm move-ins planned for Monday despite outbreak warnings

Internal document warns ‘large numbers’ could be affected if #disease breaks out on #barge planned to house #asylum seekers
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/aug/06/bibby-stockholm-move-ins-planned-for-monday-despite-outbreak-warnings #ToryPoliciesInAction #ToryInhumanity

wsw777
2 months ago
Kriszta Satori
2 months ago

BBC News - #BibbyStockholm : #Asylum seeker #barge docks in Portland (Dorset, UK) as #migration bill progresses
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-66231414

LordWoolamaloo
3 months ago

Taking the Black Grouse under the old Leamington Lift Bridge https://www.flickr.com/photos/woolamaloo_gazette/53036974194/in/photostream/

Always love seeing this century-old bridge being raised.

Union Canal, #Edinburgh #Edimbourg #photography #History #barge #bateau #LeamingtonLiftBridge #engineering #history

The Falkirk Wheel. This astonishing piece of engineering celebrates its 21st birthday this Saturday. The only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, it allows boats and barges on the Forth and Clyde Canal to continue their journey along the Union Canal - 24m above and on toward #Edinburgh

It takes just 22.5 kilowatts (kW) to power the electric motors, which consume just 1.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy in four minutes, roughly the same as boiling eight kettles of water.

#Scotland #Canal #Barge #Falkirk #Engineering

Aerial photograph showing the Falkirk Wheel boat lift and Falkirk Canal Basin.
LordWoolamaloo
5 months ago

Day off, and spring sun has come out to play. Finished errands, went for stroll by canal, planning to pause for coffee from cafe-barge, only to find it boarded up. Walk to new coffee van further along Canal, closing for day already. Denied. Hoping cafe-barge not closed for good, looked rather abandoned.

#Edinburgh #Edimbourg #boat #bateau #barge #cafebarge #UnionCanal #photography

Blue barge used as floating cafe, on Union Canal. Sadly boarded up and closed

Chilling to read asylum seekers will have less living space than a parking pay, and the barge already has a disturbing history of rape and abuse when it was used to house migrants by the Dutch in the 2000s. Inhumane and totally unfit for housing vulnerable people. Shame on this Tory Govt.

#Barge #refugees #ukpolitics

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/barge-falmouth-cornwall-migrants-bibby-b2333313.html

Prof Susan Oosthuizen
10 months ago

This is De Meern 1, the most complete #Roman river #craft (in this case, a #barge) found in Northern Europe. It sank suddenly & accidentally in about 190 AD, just to the west of Utrecht - the captain may have made a mistake in taking it into a winding tributary of the #Rhine (then the Empire's northern frontier) where he was, it seems, unable to avoid some lethal obstacle. He & the crew seem to have escaped leaving personal belongings which survived with the #boat.

Live aboard barge on the Llangollen canal. I hope to be doing this when I retire in a few years’ time, I’ve always been attracted to the canals, would love to spend a few years exploring them all. #Llangollen #canal #barge

Photograph of Live aboard barge on the Llangollen canal