Sealand after the Fire - Part 4
Part 4 of our rolling series on the Sealand Fire - Rejuvenation
The aftermath, a report & pictures from Tuesday 8th August 2006
The devestation clear from above charred remains of the Generator house (Michael Bates)
Arriving at Sealand with new banner signage under West wing & new fitted Galley window
"Following the unfortunate fire along the top row of The Principality of Sealand on 23rd June 2006, by early August, things had become markedly improved"
Underside photo survey & inspection
Fort crew look down on proceedings, then the bosun's chair used to winch crew aboard
Main deck looking North with stairs to Helipad
Brand new secondary Generator
"New & replacement auxiliary generators & a diverse range of other necessary equipment continues to arrive regularly, subject to the weather being suitable for transfer; similarly, items no longer required within the Principality are carefully taken away for environmentally-friendly disposal in Europe"
Deck level looking South
Looking down at South End of fort from Helipad
Looking North from the Helipad
View of Frinton-on-Sea from the Helipad
Sealand National Day announced by Bill Rollins on Dream 100 on 2nd September 2006
It's 40 years since the Roughs Tower was taken over. When Radio Essex closed for the last time on Christmas Day 1966 Roy Bates spent two days transferring all the equipment from the Knock John Naval Fort to the Roughs Naval Fort always known as the Roughs Tower
Claiming the fort & set up the Principality of Sealand with himself as King, wife Joan Queen, son Michael Prince & daughter presumably Princess Penny, the Bates family have been in occupation ever since
Generator Hut at the North end of the fort looking down from the Helipad
"Although more clearing, repair and replacement work still needs to be undertaken to bring the upper levels to the specification of the previously planned Sealand Rehabilitation Project Plan drawn up before the fire"
Back on deck looking South from the remains of the Generator Hut
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