• @Alsephina
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    472 months ago

    “I am not sunk! I am not sunk!”

    Such copium from BBC lmao

      • @Alsephina
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        The correct thing to say then would be “has been damaged and is sinking”. It’s obvious the kind of copium they’re trying to portray lol.

        • @XTornado
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          It doesn’t necessarily need to be sinking. It could have some sections flooded and not sink anymore… But yeah it’s a bit of nitpick…specially if the boat it’s stuck and cannot be moved by itself, which is the case here and while towing it it could eventually sink if some stuff continues to break or similar.

        • @YungOnions@sh.itjust.works
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          The better wording might be ‘British registered ship attacked by Houthi fighters, damaged and may sink’ or something. It’s very deliberately proving that the Houthi propaganda around its sinking is incorrect. That’s not copium, it’s news.

          • @Alsephina
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            -22 months ago

            the Houthi propaganda around its sinking is incorrect

            You’re looking at these images and thinking that it’s not sinking?

            • @YungOnions@sh.itjust.works
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              No, I’m looking at the images and thinking that it’s not sunk. Which is what the Houthis are saying it was. Which is what the article is proving false. Which, again, is news not ‘copium’.

    • Shadow
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      102 months ago

      I can clearly see the front is still attached, so it’s all fine.

      It just needs to be towed to a new environment

    • @p1mrx@sh.itjust.works
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      32 months ago

      It’s not over 'til it actually sinks. If they can tow it back to port, it might be repairable instead of a total loss.

  • metaStatic
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    172 months ago

    honestly thought the thumbnail was 4 British sailors on top of a much larger ship that hasn’t quite sunk yet

  • @bartolomeo@suppo.fi
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    92 months ago

    BBC analysis shows the attacks have continued despite the US and UK launching strikes on Houthis in Yemen.

    Great analysis but what did you think was gonna happen?

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    62 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    A British-registered ship attacked in the Red Sea has been damaged but has not sunk, BBC Verify has discovered.

    BBC analysis shows the attacks have continued despite the US and UK launching strikes on Houthis in Yemen.

    The BBC has also obtained an image from Wednesday (shown at the top of this article) apparently of the same vessel in a similar situation, still afloat but with its stern very low in the water.

    The attacks have prompted many shipping companies to stop using the critical waterway, which accounts for about 12% of global seaborne trade.

    The UK government has condemned the Houthi action as “completely unacceptable” and said it and its allies reserve the right to respond appropriately.

    US and British forces began carrying out air strikes on military targets across Houthi-controlled western Yemen in response last month.


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