back to article Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

The UK's battle with fly-tipped vessels reached new heights last night after a fishing boat was set ablaze in northern England. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said they had been called to a quarry in the area after reports of a fire and found a burning boat on a trailer. A crew from #SunderlandCentral Fire Station have …


        1. Stevie Silver badge

          Re: ...and did he have both his legs?

          I prefer Spike Milligan's version:

          The boy stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled.


        2. Alister Silver badge

          Re: ...and did he have both his legs?

          The boy stood on the burning deck

          His lips were all a quiver,

          He gave a cough, his leg fell off

          And floated down the river.

  1. Overflowing Stack

    Fly-tip, no. Sharks with lasers...

    They must be to blame, surely?

  2. MJI Silver badge

    Fly tipping

    There is a nice BOAT on my commute, I use it on sunny days when not in a hurry.

    Once saw fly tippers drive in as I left. Next time I see one I am going to bully them into the mud so they get stuck then drive off.

    Or take pictures and get them to follow me, and of course they would get stuck!

    Those are the sort of roads Solihulls finest can deal with errant vans, especially when in groups.

  3. Christoph Silver badge

    Viking Funeral?

    Did they look round for any burly chaps with horns on their helmets?

  4. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    Tricky insurance claim. They're supposed to torch it at sea to get rid of any arson evidence.

    1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

      And bodies.

  5. Grant Fromage

    Perhaps it wasn`t that serious

    Surely they were just firing a boat?

    (Sos, meds definitely not working)

  6. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    No Captain's log in this one then?

  7. Stevie Silver badge


    I guess this Mary Ellen Carter will not be rising again.

  8. Hud Dunlap

    I have heard of cow tipping, but Fly tipping?

    Flies seem a might small to tip over.

    I will get my coat.


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