YAKCAM, LONDON TELEX
TELEPHONE: 01-588 5678
|Mr. E.F.A. Mulholland,
55, Manor Road,
The question of the Cable Beacon in the approaches to
Weston has arisen and it seems to me that the best way to resolve
the matter is to have somebody at neap low water dismantle it so
that it can no longer be regarded as a hazard to navigation.
| This could be done in a variety of ways
so long as it lies horizontally and in pieces on the sea bed where it
now stands this would be satisfactory, or if it represented something
in the way of salvage and could be economically brought ashore this
would be for the party doing the work to determine.
| Will you please have a look around
amongst the characters
on the foreshore and advise me as to the best way to go about having
it blown up or oxy-acetylene cut up or whatever method is thought the
| The trouble is that if it is to stay
there, then the top portion,
which has apparently been blown away during last winter's gales, must
be replaced, and since I have reason to believe that the Board of Trade
would not object to our removing it, we may as well get it away now as
not, since by repairing it we could well compromise ourselves and be
required to keep it in good repair until such time as we actually lift our
cables from the sea bed and remove them altogether, so perhaps you could
get some idea as to the cost of the operation and if it means hiring a
launch to go out with the interested parties to inspect the thing, do so and
let me have the bill.
|Finally, we would not expect you to do this without some
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|recompense and you may be sure the Company will make an ex-gratia
payment to you in due course.
With kind regards.