Sunday Poweroutage for 7hours and 15 Minutes
Papa went shopping as usual. This time of year to the Garden Centre. Just before noon. To buy to some soil for the Blueberries.
Then he went back and spread the soil around the Blueberrie bushes. Had some Lunch in the Sunshine and then he heard two sharp noises, like from pistol shots: bang – bang.
Something is missing between the white house to the left and the red one to the right.
Well, what was that? Such sounds around noon? Hmmm.
Then Anna said: We need seeds: Beans, Persils, Squash and some soil and fertilizers (ecological of course).
Yes, it was another drive to the Garden Center. Driving and shopping takes around one hour.
When returning to the Summer House, both of us realized: No Power – Electricity.
Checked our own Power Supply.
Asked Neigbours. Same problem. No Power Supply.
On a Sunny Sunday. No storm. No flooding. No rain.
Aha, that noise…
Yezz, once again an amateur sailer had hit the Power Cables (High Voltage) to the Island just down under us.
He even tried to flew away, but he was stopped by several boats.
Result: He will receive a large bill. At least €10.000 or USD 12.500 from the Power Company.
The Problems for the thousands that were without electric power for 7h 15 minutes, from noon to 7:15 pm, all Sunday plans for Dinner and other activities were nilled out. Even food in frigdes and freezers where of course damaged in the Summer temerature.
Papa will follow up in order to have a compensation.
In the Photos below, you will have an idea…
Here is the point where the power cord starts to the Island. And also must be isolated to repair the damage.
Here are photos where you can see, enlarge, the missig 3 power cables. If you click on the Photo You will see there is Power mast just to the left of the red house. But no Cable.
Here details. Cables broken.
Here is details. See they are working to stretch a new cable. Look from left and see the white cord.
The Air Power line is very well marked with several signs, also on all Drafts (Sea Maps – and has been there for 50 years)
We had to find, luckely from last year, some coal make an alternative dinner – which was not at all planned for Sunday Dinner. Some sausages….
The Battery on my LapTop was gone and unusable thereafter. New have been ordered. Food and beverages in Fridge and freezer have been damaged. No connections with Internet – had work to do….
All thanks to a person that should not have been allowed to sail at all. Several thousands got their Sunday put upside down. All plans turned down. Due to a an irresponsible person.
Papa has no polite words at all to such selfish behaviour.
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